From Richmond Hill, Ontario, The Good Brothers were originally known as James and The Good Brothers with guitarist James Ackroyd, and brothers Brian and Bruce Good. James and The Good Brothers signed a recording contract with Columbia Records in 1971.
In 1973, James and The Good Brothers became solely, The Good Brothers, when James left the band, and Brian and Bruce Good’s younger brother Larry joined. Brian remained a guitarist, Bruce, the autoharpist, and Larry became the banjo player.
The Riverboat Coffee House in the Yorkville area of Toronto, Canada was the first gig for The Good Brothers, playing a mix of bluegrass, folk. country, rock, and celtic music. The Good Brothers are folk singer-songwriters with a large Canadian audience, winning the JUNO award for Best Country Group eight years in a row in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The Good Brothers were inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004, and in that same year, they were nominated for Canadian Country Music Awards, such as Best Country Group and Roots Artist of the Year. In 2016, The Good Brothers were inducted into the North American Country Music Association International Hall of Fame in Tennessee.
Join The Good Brothers as they celebrate Canada Day with a performance in Aurora, Ontario at the Aurora Legion. The Good Brothers will be back in Richmond Hill, Ontario on August 10th at the Mill Pond. Watch this mini-documentary on The Good Brothers below.