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Windy City Smokeout

JULY 12-14, 2019

2018 Five ‘Cue Friday: John Osborne of Brothers Osborne

Hailing from a small fishing town in Maryland, Brothers Osborne began performing for local blue-collar workers at their home on the weekends. Inspired by the sounds of Tom Petty, George Jones, Hank Williams and Bob Seger, the brothers’ first major-label debut album, Pawn Shop, hits a range of notes from southern rock and groove to blues and folk.

With a week away from the festival, we tap into older brother and guitar aficionado, John, to tell us what wets his whistle and what songs to expect the brothers to perform!


1. Favorite BBQ
Beef Brisket smothered in BBQ sauce, collard greens, potato salad, and cornbread

2. Beverage of choice
Half sweet & half unsweet tea

3. Which song are you most excited to perform this summer?
Shoot Me Straight

4. What other artist are you most excited to see at the Smokeout?
Cody Johnson. He’s the real deal.

5. What was your first country music concert? 
Vince Gill in 1998

Catch the Brothers Osborne set as they close out the 2018 Smokeout on Sunday, July 18.

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