Staff Pick: He’s My Brother She’s My Sister at Woodlands

By Columbus Alive
From the July 5, 2012 edition

There’s music that’s described as toe-tapping, and then there’s He’s My Brother She’s My Sister.

The raucous and gloriously old-timey band is fronted by talented brother-sister duo Robert and Rachel Kolar, but it’s spritely beat-keeper Lauren Brown who makes them unforgettable.

Brown lays down the rhythm underfoot — literally. She furiously tap-dances on stage on a modified bass drum laid on its side, sometimes while simultaneously banging along on another drum.

It would all just be a gimmick if the music wasn’t so damn great — clap-along roots folk that feels like it just sprung up at the best party you’ve ever been to.

Throw in a stage presence that is a joyful, freaky circus. Go to this show. I dare you not to smile.