'you guys always seem to play just what I want to hear, just when I want to hear it - like you're reading my mind...'

'they made everybody dance all night long...'

The Short Brothers

Jerry had a gig booked with a bass player in 1991. The bass player couldn't make it. Jerry called Rick, who did make the gig, and now nearly 20 years later they're still making the gigs together. The music clicked from the first night and has only gotten better. Between the two of them, they have a combined 60+ years of live performance. They've both fronted bands and been side men, they both have polished their solo shows over the last 30 years, and they both continue to play with several different combinations of musicians around the seacoast area of Maine and New Hampshire. The versatility and experience developed over those years, combined with the simple fact that they have played thousands of shows together, has prepared them for any scene or situation they might find themselves in.

They are comfortable and prepared to do a night of nothing but cover tune requests if that's what the situation calls for. However, they are just as happy to do an evening of original, obscure and eclectic material if that's what the audience wants. They've done hundreds of rock dance gigs and dozens of gigs playing nothing but pure, old fashioned bluegrass music - to go along with their typical duo show, where in an evening they might pull from their hat; The Beatles, followed by Girl From Ipanema, into a Robert Johnson blues tune, into Flatt and Scruggs, and then back to the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Buffett, John Prine, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor... or whatever else is called for. With over a thousand songs and a dozen instrumental combinations, they really can satisfy most any musical taste.