Singled Out: Brother Hawk's Big Medicine

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Atlanta blues rockers Brother Hawk recently released their new album "Big Medicine" and we asked singer J.B. Brisendine to tell us about the title track from the effort. Here is the story:

My brother, JoJo, and I wrote Big Medicine together in 2007 before Brother Hawk was even a band. He lived in New York at the time, but was in between schools so he was at home in Georgia with the family for a few months. I wasn't much of a songwriter back then.

With all of the bands I'd been in I was only the guitar player, so I had written plenty of riffs, but only a few times written a full song with lyrics and everything. It was something I really wanted to do but I just didn't have it figured out quite yet.

My brother on the other hand is quite the writer, so I asked him to help me write a song. I came up with the verse chords, and we almost instantly decided to write a song about our experience as a family. We were both living on our parents farm at that moment so it was all right there in front of us. I think we wrote it in about 20 minutes or so.

Stuff that close to the heart comes quick, especially when you're writing about it for the first time. I can't remember exactly but I think I only contributed a line or two haha. We finished it and I practiced singing it once or twice, then went and played it for my parents. It was a really cool moment, and the beginning of the path I'd take to start Brother Hawk and be where I am today.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!


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