The Brothers Burn Mountain







Poetry & Lyrics

What's on Our Minds

Fan the Flame




This is our new song Lord of Night! Ryan David Young of Trampled by Turtles, and the soul singer Colleen Myhre helped us out immensely on it.


And here's a short documentary on us from the PBS show Making It Up North, from WDSE-TV, with host Karen Sunderman.


Diarmada Records Presents
The Brothers Burn Mountain

Based out of Duluth, MN, The Brothers Burn Mountain are a soulful, energetic, eclectic duo of real-life brothers, Ryan and Jesse Dermody. They've been playing music together everyday as a duo for more than 19 years. They've released 9 fll-length albums of original music, and have toured across the country over the years, though especially in the Midwest, having played more than 1,700 live shows. Their sound is a roiling melting pot of so many musical influences, that it's hard to describe, except as energetic and eclectic; with afro-cuban rhythms, Zappa-esque spontanaeity, grittiness, bluesyness, tenderness, and a singer-songwriter, folky flair.

The Brothers have built their own off-the-grid studio! Built from all recycled materials, Diarmada Studios is nestled in the deep woods only 40 miles north of Duluth, MN. If you'd be interested in recording in this beautiful and idyllic studio, please contact: Ryan or Jesse Dermody at Overnight accomodations are provided if needed.

The Brothers are working hard on a new album, The Dark Exchange, a collaboration with Alan Sparhawk of Low, and several other musicians, such as Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling of Rich Mattson and The Northstars.

“(Blue Spruce is) uplifting and transcendent, a bliss-out. It's like something from another time altogether...” -The Duluth Reader

“The Brothers Burn Mountain sound like Honeyboy Edwards, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Page and Jack White thrown into a high-speed blender that elicits a blues-based brew that explodes like a nail-filled pipe bomb.” -John Ziegler, The Duluth News Tribune

“The new songs (on When You Crave a Sweetness) sound wonderful.” -Robert Bly, Minnesota's first poet laureate, winner of the National Book Award, and close friend of Tomas Transtromer, the Swedish poet who won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature.

“This new vinyll ('A Thread Through the Night') is just amazing!!” -Rich Mattson, renowned musician and producer at Sparta Sound Studios in Sparta, MN

“Great album!” -KAXE 91.7fm Northern Community Radio.

“The Brothers Burn Mountain lay down a driving, psychedelic, and very personal take on the blues. It's all original music with a roiling mix of influences...from South American rhythms to free wheeling jazz to Howlin' Wolf staring down midnight to Frank Zappa's guitar explorations.” -Jeffrey Jones, program director/music director Park Theater & WOJB-fm 88.9, Hayward WI

The Duluth Reader recently put The Brothers on their shortlist of bands 'to keep an eye out for' in their Annual Manual. Other bands on the list include Low, Trampled by Turtles, Charlie Parr, Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra.

The Band
Ryan Dermody:
vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano, percussion, words
Jesse Dermody: drums, words, percussion


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