Doobe & The Other Brothers play Murphy's Friday

Article Published: Nov. 12, 2009 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

Doobe and The Other Brothers return to the High Country Friday, Nov. 13, to play a special gig at Murphy's Restaurant & Pub.

To mark the occasion, this will be the final concert under the band's current name.

Doobe & The Other Brothers have traveled across the country and back since their last concert in Boone.

"There is just something special about coming back to play Boone! The folks just want to have a rockin' good time, and so does the band," said guitarist Kent Doobrow, a graduate of Lees-McRae College and Appalachian State University. "This combination always provides to be fun."
Due to undisclosed circumstances, the band has decided to change its name. "We hope to unveil the new and improved band identity at the Murphy's gig," Doobrow said.

Doobe & The Other Brothers are no strangers to the High Country. Friday, Nov. 13, at Murphy's in Boone will once again showcase the band's local North Carolina talent: Kent Doobrow of Greensboro on guitar and vocals; Kev Martin of Franklin on guitar, vocals and mandolin; and Brad Ferree of Morganton on percussion.

Eban Carter, who plays fiddle, is from the Boone area, and also a popular local chef. The most experienced member of the band, renowned bassist Tony Black, hails from Asheville and is currently playing concerts with Artimus Pyle.

About the band, Doobrow said, "The sum is greater than its parts. The musical tastes of each member vary greatly which allows us to provide our audience with a diverse set list that changes nightly. We are very fortunate to have a pro like Tony Black agree to sit in with us. We are going to use Tony's expertise to become better at listening to each other rather than trying to force our own parts ... This is not as easy as it sounds, but it can make all the difference in the end result."
Doobe & The Other Brothers present a varied mix of original tunes intertwined with classics during their off-the-cuff sets.

Murphy's is located at 747 W. King St. in downtown Boone. For more information, call (828) 264-5117.

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