The Karg Brothers
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The Karg Brothers

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"The Karg Boys"

Nashville, TN (July 15, 2005) –Universal Music Publishing Group, Nashville recently signed brothers, Richard and Andy Karg to an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal/artist development deal.
Formally known as The Karg Boys, the duo has built up quite a fan base in the Nashville area as well as in neighboring Murfreesboro, TN. The brothers began writing, singing, and performing together in 2002 and cite a strong family bond as an inspiration to their career as artists.
UMPG Nashville Creative Director, Scott Gunter, says “These boys are the real deal. Although their style draws from classic roots, they’re cool and fun and will fit right in today’s country landscape. We are excited about working with them.”
With vocals influenced by Dwight Yoakam, harmonies that have been compared to the Everly Brothers, and an overall musical sound like that of the Mavericks, the Karg Boys offer a style that is getting them noticed around Nashville and at such places as the French Quarter, The Broken Spoke Café, the Bluebird Café, Bluesboro, Douglas Corner Café and more.
In addition to performing, the boys have recently been collaborating with hit songwriters such as Rivers Rutherford, Kostas, Phil Everly, Jess Leary, Al Anderson, Byron Hill, Paul Kennerley and Angelo.
Their fresh, retro-country sound has the brothers poised to break out in the Country music industry. UMPG Nashville expects to shop the project to labels in the third quarter.

About Universal Music Publishing Group
With 47 offices in 41 countries worldwide, Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville is a division of Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) and part of Universal Music Group. It is recognized as one of the industry's largest global music publishing operations. Owning or administering more than 1 million copyrights, UMPG's writers and catalogs include: Shania Twain, Rivers Rutherford, Bob McDill, Kostas, Gary Burr, Matraca Berg, and Troy Verges among many others. For more information, visit:
- Universal Music Publishing


1) The Karg (Boys) Bros.
Self-titled CD released in October '06 is available on ITunes,, www.,, CD Baby

2) Our 2nd CD "What We Do To Ourselves" is now available through our paypal account linked to our website and is slated to be available through ITunes and CD Baby in mid July '08.



The Karg Brothers are a harmony driven duo with country roots, an uncanny aptitude for songwriting, and a live rock and roll show that is proven to entertain audiences at both the acoustic and full band levels.

The brothers began writing, singing, and performing together in 2002 and their act has taken them to all corners of the country including the 20th Annual South by Southwest Music and Media Conference in Austin, Texas, Star of Texas State Fair and Rodeo, and the 2004 National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) Convention in San Diego, California where they received the "Class Act" award and opened for They Might Be Giants. They appeared on National Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor on April 21, 2007. They opened for Steve Holy at the 2004 Mullet Fest in Emerald Isle, NC, and performed at the festival the following 3 years and have also been performing in the surrounding areas Jacksonville, Morehead City, Goldsboro, and Wilmington, NC. Most recently the duo played at the 2008 Marine Corps Celebrity Players' Family Night on Camp Lejeune for our Marines in Jacksonville, NC.

The elder of the duo, Richard Patrick Karg, Jr. was born on February 8, 1981 in Ashland, Ohio. Two years later, Richard and his family moved to Nashville, TN to pursue his father's dream of songwriting. Andrew Paul Karg was born on December 11, 1983 and has been equally, if not more exposed to music than his brother, having performed in shows at Opryland Theme Park and local Nashville Theatre since age 12.

In 2005, the Karg Boys signed an exclusive, worldwide publishing/artist development deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) Nashville, where they recorded their most recent album release "What We Do To Ourselves," released in June '08.

Since signing with UMPG, Rich and Andy have had the opportunity to collaborate with some of Nashville's top songwriters and producers including, Rivers Rutherford ("Real Good Man"), Don Schlitz ("The Gambler"), Byron Hill ("Nothin On But the Radio"), Jess Leary ("Where the Green Grass Grows"), Kostas ("Ain't That Lonely Yet"), Phil Everly ("When Will I Be Loved?"), Big Al Anderson ("Unbelievable"), and Paul Kennerly ("Young Love Strong Love").

Of course, the Karg Brothers are also amazing songwriters and performers themselves. They have been influenced by other duos such as the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel, as well as hit groups and artists like Dwight Yoakam, the Mavericks, the Beatles and Coldplay. The guys credit their father, Dick Karg, as being influential in their songwriting and would like to thank everyone at Universal Music Publishing and all their friends and fans for their support.