The Amrod Brothers are
Paul Amrod, singer,songwriter, keyboardist
Willi Amrod, singer,songwriter, bassist
The Amrod Brothers:
started playing music together in 1960, Paul was 9 yrs old, Willi was 8 yrs old.
went to H.S. in upstate N.Y's Hudson River Valley 2hrs from N Y City & just minutes from Woodstock.
were upclose & personal with many of the major musical influences of that era. Woodstock & the surrounding Hudson Valley in the 1960's was also home to: Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, The Band, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, Todd Rundgren, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Johnny & Edgar Winter, John Sebastian, Mountain, NRBQ, etc.
in 1968 opened shows for Janis Joplin, Richie Havens, and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
in 1969 were signed to Sire Records by Seymour Stein, label president. Other Stein signings to Sire Records include: The Ramones, The B-52's, The Talking Heads, The Pretenders & Madonna.
in 1970 after meeting NRBQ the year before, started playing shows with them and on occasion still do.
In 1971 released their 1st album on B.T./RCA Records . (Live on the Playground by Amrod's Brand).
In 1972 performed Paul's original music with drummer Gary Burke (Bob Dylan, Joe Jackson, The Mamas & The Papas, Shania Twain) in NYC. Gary Burke now produces records including The Amrod Brothers' Children of the Earth (1992) & most recently Everywhere is Out of Town (2012).
In 1974 formed a band for Steve Ferguson, NRBQ's original guitarist & singer, songwriter. (Willi's strongest influence)
From 1975 - 1989 went their separate ways. Paul graduated from Manhattan's esteemed Juilliard School of Music,started playing jazz, writing poetry & composing classical music. He received a National Endowment of the Arts award & moved to Germany in 1980. Willi started New York Custom Couch, a Tour Bus company for Entertainers.
In 1990 got together with The JB Horns (Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley & Maceo Parker) & recorded their masterpiece, critically acclaimed "Children of the Earth" produced by Gary Burke who also did the drumming. The record was originally scheduled for release on Virgin Records but the label was sold & the record was never released in the U.S.
in 1992 Children of the Earth was released in Europe by the French label 13 Biz.
for the next 20 years played countless shows in U.S. Canada & Europe. Opening shows for,The Band, NRBQ Hot Tuna, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, John Cafferty& the Beaver Brown Band, The JB Horns, James Cotton,Room Full of Blues,etc.
in 2012 released an album entitled 'Everywhere is Out of Town" by the Amrod Band with Fred Wesley on the Awesome Mother label produced by Gary Burke.
in 2014 released an album entitled "Cause of You" by Frank Gadler & the Amrod Band on the Awesome Mother label.
in 2016 were commissioned to write the "Rock Opera Diggerman" with Pee Wee Ellis & Fred Wesley based on the music of the Children of the Earth.
in May 2017 tour Europe & record a live album with Fred Wesley & Pee Wee Ellis.