The Orphan Brigade
(featuring Ben Glover, Neilson Hubbard and Joshua Britt )
The Orphan Brigade is a community of artists and musicians based in Nashville. It was founded by Ben Glover, Neilson Hubbard and Joshua Britt. The group’s first album ‘Soundtrack To A Ghost Story’ was written, recorded and filmed in a haunted, Civil War house in Kentucky. Originally they assumed this was a one-off project but after touring Italy in 2016 this side project evolved into a solid band.
In 2017 they spent time in 2500-year-old-caves in the Italian city of Osimo, writing and recording ‘Heart Of The Cave.’ No Depression called it ‘an extraordinary album’ in which the songs explored themes of mysticism and personal transformation.
The Orphan Brigade will strengthen their Irish connection in 2019 as their upcoming album will be heavily influenced by the rich folklore of County Antrim, the home area of its member Ben Glover. Like it’s predecessors this album will be recorded on the sites and locations that inspire the songs.
American Roots UK described the Orphan Brigade as “tugging at the heartstrings, is often uplifting, includes gorgeous melodies, great vocals and playing, brilliant arrangements and atmospheres that flow between deep, dark and spooky, as well as eerie and haunting with occasional flashes of light”
Earlier this year the band spent time on the North Antrim coast writing songs for the new album before taking over a church in Glenarm to record. The result is a stunning new record. This will be the first opportunity to hear these new songs in a live setting.