An Evening with Brother and The Hayes
June 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT$25
Tickets $25. Tickets available on Eventbrite. Click here to purchase
Brother (a.k.a. David Bingaman) and The Hayes (a.k.a. Jennie Hayes Kurtz) are siblings hailing from Dallas, Texas. Growing up, Jennie Hayes sang in the choir while David taught himself to play guitar by learning the songs of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and ZZ Top. They both became interested in folk music and songwriting in college and began to collaborate. They found that their love for the blues, country music, and bluegrass was the perfect vehicle for their playful, honest, and story-based songwriting.
David and Jennie Hayes decided to move to Nashville after college and dabbled with careers in the music industry, settling into day jobs where they were surrounded by music on a regular basis. Jennie Hayes began working for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum where she received extensive education on the history of country music and helped with exhibits doing things like dress mannequins with Alan Jackson’s blue jeans. She eventually joined the museum’s education team where she wrote and taught songwriting curriculum and organized tours and songwriting programs for students.
David worked for three years at the historic Bluebird Café frying up chicken fingers for Bluebird regulars and legendary songwriters like Kris Kristofferson and Don Schlitz. (He even made it into the pilot episode of ABC’s Nashville. Talk about dreams coming true.) David often let his sister sneak in the back of the café where she could hide in the hallway and listen to some of the best songwriters in the world. Between the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Bluebird, the siblings say their first few years in Nashville were like songwriting graduate school.
Surrounded by Nashville’s best, David and Jennie Hayes could not kick their desire to write and play their own music. They made some career changes and officially formed Brother and The Hayes in 2017, releasing ‘The Dead End EP’.
Their music utilizes blood harmony, blues guitar, and real-life stories of travel, joy, and heartache. Their primary influences include Doc Watson, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Gillian Welch, and Levon Helm. In 2019 Brother and The Hayes produced and released their first full-length album, ‘Tennessee Nights’.
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