The Lubben Brothers is an acoustic group made up of triplet brothers, Michael, Tom, and Joshua. Their younger brother, Isaac (15), joins them from the suburbs of Chicago whenever possible. The brothers specialize in tight vocal harmonies, and the band uses a unique blend of folk instruments including banjo, mandolin, accordion, tin whistle, hammered dulcimer, and fiddle. Classically trained at a young age, their modern songwriting style incorporates folk roots with complex pop ideas.
The Lubben Brothers have performed at venues such as the Meyer Amphitheater, The South Florida Fair, and the Flagler Museum. As the on-stage band, the brothers performed in Dramawork’s award-winning production of Woody Guthrie’s American Song in the summer of 2018. They have also performed as actor/musicians in the world premiere of their original musical, The Luck of Roaring Camp, which was produced by Palm Beach Atlantic University in October 2018. Music from their two albums has aired on radio stations in Iowa, Minnesota, and Florida, including an exclusive interview on NPR's “Folk and Acoustic Music” (WLRN 91.3, Miami). They are now in the process of releasing original singles, with Smile Again coming out July 1st.
“A near-capacity crowd filled the Amphitheater at MacArthur Beach State Park to hearThe Lubben Brothers, a locally-based trio who are indeed brothers. Triplets, to be exact. Michael, Tom and Joshua are Iowa natives who came to West Palm Beach to attend Palm Beach Atlantic university. On this perfect Saturday night, adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, they were ready to "gear up for an old-fashioned hoedown." And that's what they delivered.”
-North Palm Beach Life
“While the brothers say they are more apt to listen to classical music at home — their playlist includes Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich, John Adams and the Punch Brothers, El Grand Combo and Groupo Niche (thanks to Karol) — they find performing folk music most rewarding.”
-The Sun Sentinel