Earl Burrows

Earl Burrows

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Comprised of brothers Mark & Joel Watrous, and Carson Medders, Earl Burrows' sound is tough, modern, and yet unmistakably references the 70's glam-rock era. Formed in 2013 by frontman, Mark (best known for his work as Shins guitarist and Raconteurs sideman), Earl Burrows has quickly earned a reputation within the Nashville music scene.


Nashville-based Earl Burrows plays jagged, jangly 70’s glam-rock era pop that is both tough and intelligent in delivery. Formed in 2013 by frontman Mark Watrous, the band is comprised of brothers Mark & Joel Watrous, and Carson Medders. Together the group plows through angular chords in moments of unanticipated change to reveal buried, yet tenacious hooks. This is music for thinkers by thinkers, and the technical prowess is hard to ignore. Perhaps it’s the musical pedigree coming through as Mark Watrous wrote much of the songs while on the road playing with the likes of The Raconteurs, Brendan Benson, The Greenhornes, Karen Elson, Shudder To Think, and most recently, The Shins. Joel Watrous moved to Nashville from the brothers' hometown in Washington’s Tri-Cities where he was a member of Mu Meson and Dance Imperative, and guitarist Carson Medders continues to play in Nashville’s Non Commissioned Officers, The Medders, and Fox Bear Snake.

While not entirely a first for Mark Watrous, whose original band Loudermilk (later Gosling) signed to a major in the nineties, it’s been a while since Watrous focused on his own material. This recent move has proven to be a good one, with Earl Burrows storming the ever-evolving Nashville scene in what’s been a very productive first year. 

The band is currently hard at work in the studio finishing their debut album, to be released in 2015.