Long time friends, Brian Oberlin and Luke Gitchel (guitar), formed this trio, with Seth Sutton (Midnight Cattle Callers) on bass, to play the music they grew up playing together, bluegrass and swing. Learn more at www.journeymen-music.com.
As acoustic musicians go these days, Brian Oberlin (mandolin) and Luke Gitchel (guitar) have a chemistry like no other. They have been playing together for 15 years, yet each concert is full of new ideas as they spring and lope through songs, bouncing off each others nuances with a lively thrill. Their vocal harmonies are likened to brothers as they honed their skills together as teenagers playing in several different Michigan bands. They both grew up in music playing bluegrass on their respective instruments and they write their own songs in the bluegrass and swing genres. The Journeymen typically travel with a bass player and another local hot picker on banjo or fiddle when it is appropriate.