The project was started in 2011 in the small town of Greenville, Michigan—where the brothers were born and raised. Just two years later, they moved to Greenville, South Carolina as a result of 20-year-old angst and longings for change. Upon arrival, Andrew (the eldest of the two) opened a small recording studio where they would write and record their first album, Stubborn Fool, in 2013.
A few years later, Brother Oliver released their self-titled full-length album, Brother Oliver, which was regarded as highly innovative and caught the attention of Huffington Post, PBS, PopMatters, AXS, and more. Their most recent album Well, Hell is the keystone of their catalog and has put them at the cutting edge of the folk-rock world, garnering heavy attention yet again. The album’s release day was officially proclaimed as “Brother Oliver Day” by the mayor of Greenville, South Carolina.