The Ries Brothers (pronounced ”Rees”), a duo from St Petersburg, FL, blend rock, blues, jam, funk, and reggae into a soulful-sophisticated sound. Older brother Charlie (27) sings lead vocals while simultaneously playing drums and keyboard bass giving the band its unique and full sound. Younger brother Kevin Jordan (24) completes the band’s “sonic creativity” on guitar, ukulele, melodica, and provides background vocals. The band started playing the Florida bar circuit as young teenagers where they were discovered by the band CHICAGO and taken out on two regional tours prompting them to leave school and focus on music full time.
The Brothers inimitable live performances have captured fans across the musical landscape leading to marquee support slots and major festival bookings. After Supporting a G Love & Special Sauce tour in 2018, G Love asked the brothers to tour as his backing band and open his solo tour. They repeated that feat again in 2019.” In between, the brothers completed their own headline tours in addition to supporting major artist like Stick Figure, Pepper, Galactic, Stephen Marley 311 (invited to perform on the 311 cruise the next day after opening for them), They have played major festivals: Okeechobee Music Fest, Sunfest Cali Roots, Gasparilla, and Summer Camp. In 2019 Iya Terra invited them to do a 35-date tour. In early 2020, the brothers toured supporting Iration, Ballyhoo! and Iya Terra. The pandemic cancelled a future tour with Badfish. And a second run with Iration, plus numerous festivals. Making the best of their time off, they recorded remote collaboration videos with members of “The Lumineers” “Gary Clark Jr.” Steve Miller Band” and “Iration.”
In July of 2022, they released the single “Corner Store” leaning more to Rock and Blues, Spotify editorial added the track to #4 on “Modern Blues Rock” In August they released their self-titled EP produced by Gary Clark’s original Drummer and Engineer. The EP which also featured a Collab with G Love & Cas Haley”. Spotify Editorial added this #1 on “Nu Blues”. Previously they released in July of 2021, a song with Iration, which hit 100k streams in a couple days. This was a follow up to their reggae remix of their song “Take It Back” featuring Julian Marley, Bumpin Uglies, E.N Young, Gary Dread), Kash’d Out, Little Stranger and Jaime Hinckson. The remix was of a track from their second full-length album, “Paint Your Emotion,” produced by John Agnello (Screaming Trees, Dinosaur JR,) which was released on CSSL/Megaforce Records in 2020 This record leaned towards alternative rock, A live recording of their Sugar Shack Sessions was released on Sugar Shack/Ineffable Records as the label’s first ever release in Fall of 2019.
Recently headlined two tours Coast to Coast drawing more fans then ever. In July 2021 they were asked to support David Shaw (Lead Singer of The Revivalists) on a southeast tour, being invited every night to perform with the band. Later in the year they were asked to join the band on leg 2 of that tour, which hit the Midwest and northeast. 2022 had other milestones as they performed at Cali Vibes (largest ever US Reggae Festival) and at the 5th Anniversary of Okeechobee Music Fest. Dry Diggins, Montana Hemp Fest & Terptown Throwdown” As they round out 2022 aboard Virgin Cruises Artist program, they are working on new music for 2023, which already has another 311 Cruise and performing at the “Innings” Fest, alongside Dave Matthews Band, Marcus Mumford, Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Third Eyed Blind, The Revivalist etc.
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Open for The Ries Brothers is Glass Cities!
Glass Cities is a duo located in Miami, FL. It consists of two people originally from Caracas, Venezuela and Monterrey, Mexico. Glass Cities sits behind the idea of printing different cultures and sounds under one movement- there are no limits/boundaries.
This show starts around 8:30pm and ends around 12am.
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