Brotherhood of Birds

Brotherhood of Birds (BoB) is a Twin Cities-based, Minnesota progressive acoustic string band whose original compositions bring together traditional and modern styles.

After hatching in January 2021, the group released 2 EPs entitled “Caged Vol. 1 & 2”. In the same year, they played the historic First Avenue Main Room, Blue Ox Music Festival, Shangri-La Music Festival, and were featured in Bluegrass Standard magazine as well as on 88.5 Bluegrass Saturday Morning. In 2022 they were spotted on on the lineup for Revival, Pickin On Picknic, Boats & Bluegrass, MBOTMAs August Fest, Galactic Get Down, Sioux River Folk Fest, & Palisade Bluegrass Bash to name a few. The bands tag team style lineup makes every show unique while showcasing some of the premier players in the genre that the twin cities has to offer.

BoB’s core lineup consists of brothers Willie Christianson on guitar, & Cole Christianson on banjo, as well as Gavin Haskin on mandolin. The group has a number of rotating local players including fiddlers Chris Forsberg, AJ Srubas, Rachel Calvert, Danny Lentz & John Lane, multi-instrumentalists Mike Hedding, David Robinson, Olivia Quintanilla, Alex Gelking, & Zack Taur, vocalists Jon Sullivan, Hannah Mae, & Ryan Gebhardt, along with upright players Matt Blake, Taylor Donskey, Brian Garrison, Peter Whiteman, Joe Barron, & Joe Sheehan.

Past Shows


Jun
20
th
2024
Turf Club
Jun
20
th
2024
Turf Club

Crowe Boys

with Brotherhood of Birds
Apr
20
th
2023
Turf Club
Apr
20
th
2023
Turf Club

Dream Of The Wild

Live/Dead/Ween/Satan
with Brotherhood of Birds and Whiskey Rock ‘n’ Roll Club MPLS
Feb
1
st
2023
Turf Club
Feb
1
st
2023
Turf Club

BARN DANCE at the Turf Club ft. Trailer Trash and Friends

hosted by comedian Tyler Walsh
with a late night performance by Brotherhood of Birds
Jan
20
th
2023
First Avenue
Jan
20
th
2023
First Avenue

First Avenue's
Best New Bands of 2022

with Brotherhood of Birdscreeping charlieHarlowkillusonlineMike KotaObi OriginalRaffaella

hosted by Diane (The Current)Sophia Kulow (Radio K)Krista Wax (KFAI)Graves (93X)
Mar
3
rd
2022
Turf Club
Mar
3
rd
2022
Turf Club

The Arcadian Wild

with Brotherhood of Birds
Oct
16
th
2021
First Avenue
Oct
16
th
2021
First Avenue

Pert Near Sandstone

with Mae Simpson and Brotherhood of Birds

More Shows

Oct
17
th
7th St Entry

Hello Mary

with Bleary Eyed
Oct
2
nd
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Dora Jar

Oct
24
th
Turf Club

Genevieve Stokes

with Lily Kershaw
Sep
16
th
Fine Line

Norma Jean

with Darkest Hour