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"Seldom does such a talented group get presented to the public. Likewise, seldom does one family possess such a talent, work ethic, faith and determination as do the Wolkings, who are the Sons and Brothers!"...Waddie Mitchell


Sons and Brothers

Colorado's Premier Acoustic Music Family Band

Blends of Gospel, Bluegrass, Old Tyme and Western Music

Sons and Brothers are the Wolking Family from Westcliffe, Colorado. They continue to captivate audiences with their fusion of bluegrass, gospel,  and western music inspired by the band’s founding father, Frank Wolking.  Colorado’s premier family string band, Sons and Brothers bring a unique energy, instrumental prowess and tight, powerful family harmony to the roots music genre.  Rooted solidly in the Mountain West, the band describes its brand of music as “West Grass,” songs with Western and Gospel themes built around bluegrass lead instruments.  Each performance features a dynamic contrast of songs and sounds ranging from stirring ballads and powerful gospel numbers to fire breathing instrumentals, poignant stories of family life, mountains, range and the American West.            

Sons and Brothers builds a personal connection with audiences by sharing the good-natured relationships within the family and presenting insightful introductions mixed with doses of irrepressible humor.  The band is composed of brothers and sons Mike Wolking (vocals, dobro, banjo and lead guitar), Aaron Wolking (lead vocals and bass) and Joe Wolking (vocals, mandolin and fiddle), with everybody’s favorite Uncle, Fred Wolking (guitar and vocals) and Old Time Country fiddle treasure of Denver, Colorado, Johnny Neill.           

Sons and Brothers have traveled, with great success, to concerts and festivals in numerous states over the past ten years, as well as Scotland, England and Wales.  According to Dave Higgs, columnist for Bluegrass Now magazine, “It’s not only Sons and Brothers powerful paint-peeling vocals that make them one of the most strikingly original band in Bluegrass, but it’s their sound…an arresting brand of Bluegrass, flavored by the wide open spaces, grandeur and panoramic majesty of the West.”

“Seldom does such a talented group get presented to the public.  Likewise, seldom does one family possess such a talent, work ethic, faith and determination as do the Wolkings, who are the Sons and Brothers!”                                                                
                                                                                                            Waddie Mitchell

"The Wolking Family is an amazing family. So you'd think that the Sons and Brothers would be an amazing band - and they are! They have got to be one of the most dedicated, talented, fun-loving, hard working bands I have had the pleasure to know and to play with in many years. These guys are fearless. Their energy and dedication to their music and life itself are addictive. A true down-to-earth all American family playing true down-to-earth all American music - what a concept!”              

                                                                                                              Don Edwards   

“Sons and Brothers is the most exciting acoustic band in Colorado, they enthrall an audience.”

                                                                                            Power Pickin’ Magazine

check out their 2009 release
 Measure of a Man
Western Jubilee Recording Company