The Abrams

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When The Abrams play live, what you see is what you get. Performing with an explosive energy, honed over two decades of experience in front of audiences around the world, The Abrams’ live show is the kind that can’t be whipped up over a few weeks in a rehearsal space. Knowing what they can accomplish in the studio, and how to translate that to the stage, The Abrams have taken their place alongside Canada’s best-known country music stars. The country duo from Kingston, Ontario have been performing together since John was 11 and James was 9. At 12 and 15, The Abrams were the youngest Canadian duo to play The Grand Ole Opry. Their nearly 20-year touring career has had a significant worldly influence on their songwriting, which continues to have a lasting emotional impact with their fans across cultural divides, whether they are playing in a community hall in Texas, or at a world music festival in Israel. 2023 finds The Abrams re-energized after the release of Warner Music Canada single, “Something New,” climbed the Canadian radio charts and streaming outlets. The EP is a fresh sound for the duo, incorporating their acoustic mountain-music roots with snappy pop-country beats and textures, harmoniously brought together by hitmaker Tawgs Salter (Hunter Hayes, Scott Helman, Walk Off The Earth). Each of the songs, both lyrically and musically, reflect how John and James are both young and old souls; time-tested and authentic, with a catchy fire and energy. That’s what they bring to the stage and it captures and engages every audience. HIGHLIGHTS: • Over 3 million total streams • 6x CMA Ontario Award Winners including 2017 and 2019 Roots Artist or Group of the Year, 2022 Duo or Group of the Year • Performed on the main stages at Boots and Hearts, Big Valley Jamboree, Cavendish Beach Festival, Dauphin Country Fest, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Hillside Festival and more • Opened for The Dixie Chicks, Feist, America, Tom Cochrane, Mickey Hart (The Grateful Dead), John Hammond, Dean Brody, and Tim Hicks, among others. • Opened the Ralph Stanley Museum in Clintwood, VA with an exclusive show featuring Ralph Stanley • Performed on The Grand Ole Opry in 2005, and were among the youngest performers to appear on the show • Awarded the Daniel Pearl Violin in 2006, recognizing them as global ambassadors for peace • 6x top billed main stage headliners of the Jacob’s Ladder Festival in Galilee, Israel • Top 40 charting at Canadian Country Radio with “Fine” • Top 100 charting in the US on Americana Radio with “Northern Redemption” • Heavy rotation on CMT in the US and Canada with videos from Northern Redemption album and self-titled EP • Featured multiple times on NPR, BBC, CBC, Bravo, Cosmopolitan, FOX and NBC
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