On last night's The Next Great American Band
finale, The Clark Brothers
emerged victorious and won a recording contract with 19 Entertainment as a reward. They beat out other top three finalists Sixwire
and Denver and the Mile High Orchestra
to take the crown. Impressive all season, The Clark Brothers were known for their incredible musicianship and unparalleled passion during their performances. The Clark Brothers are comprised of Ashley, Austin and Adam, three of eleven children of a traveling minister. They learned to play music while on the road with their father, and they perform a combination of bluegrass, country and rock.
As someone who watched every single episode of The Next Great American Band
, I can confidently say that The Clark Brothers were wholly deserving of the victory they received last night. Each and every performance was good, some great, and the brothers are incredible musicians who can play any genre and make it their own. At one point in the season, they even made judge Sheila E.
cry on account of the sheer emotion the band projected while performing. Now, we'll just have to see how that translates to the recording studio.
The Clark Brothers were one of the favorites from the very beginning of the series. Their initial audition was incredibly impressive and, really, there was not one hiccup along the way. If there was one thing to mildly criticize it'd be the lack of original material, because the stuff we heard wasn't nearly as impressive as their covers, but they showed enough potential to where that hopefully won't be an issue. FOX has to happy with this outcome as well, seeing as The Clark Brothers were definitely the most commercially viable of the final three bands. Now we just have to wait for the first Clark Brothers album to be released. It shouldn't be long.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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