Reverb Brothers

Reverb Brothers

 Portland, Oregon, USA

The Reverb Brothers music combines elements of 1930's Jazz, Country Blues, New Orleans R&B, Blues, Country and Rock & Roll into stew that we call 1930's Swamp rock. Instrumentation includes Cornet, Harmonica, Acoustic and electric guitars, Keyboards, Bass and Drums and fronted by two lead singers.


The Reverb Brothers started out as a duo and has grown two include 6 members, although we can downsize to a trio or quartet depending on the circumstances. Claes Almroth and Doug Marx provide lead vocals and front the band. Claes plays keyboards and harmonica and Doug plays acoustic guitar. Dave "Gutbucket" Duffield, a disciple of The legendary Memphis Horns, plays Cornet and provides a defining quality to our sound. Allan Lemley plays lead (electric) guitar, J. Michael Kearsey is on bass and Fred Ingram plays drums.

Part of what gives The Reverb Brothers their 1930's sound is the use of group improvisation, though the much of the material is more modern or original. The music is very high energy, fun and well suited to dancing.

The Reverb Brothers have maintained residencies in two Portland clubs for years (The White Eagle and The Muddy Rudder) as well as playing other clubs, festivals (Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland Marathon), weddings and corporate events.


For The Festival - An eight song EP released in 2007 can be heard on Facebook: and can be purchased directly from the band at or at any of our shows.

We are currently recording our follow-up, which will be released late Spring or early Summer of 2012.