Brothers Osborne will release a live album this fall. The album is based on their sold-out three-night stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium earlier this year.
John Osborne explains, “We’re a band. We play like a band and certain songs we want to go out there, we want it to be a little bit different, because if you just wanted to hear it like the record, then stay home and listen to the record. So, we want to make it special and that gives us one chance every night to really change it up and flip it over on its head.”
He continued, “We’ve spent our entire lives practicing at becoming better at improvising, the last thing we want we want to do is be great at improvising and then not get to do it and our musicians on stage are phenomenal. Some [nights] are better than others and that’s okay. If it wasn’t as good one night, that’s actually what makes it special because it’s not the same damn thing every night.”
Osborne says that often fans see multiple shows, “And we’ve had people who’ve come to 10, 20, 50, 60, 70 shows, and I think that’s why they keep coming back, because they do get a bit of variation. And honestly for us, it’s good for our soul, it’s good for our integrity, just to get out there, keep it different, keep it spicy, otherwise it’ll just get stagnant.”
The guys played London recently and posted a video to Instagram, “Always have such a blast playing on London. They’re the rowdiest yet most respectful audience all at the same time. Incredible.”