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Our Town

Our Town

Comprised of four men with championship ranking in both the Barbershop Harmony Society and a cappella circles, OUR TOWN won both the prestigious Harmony Sweepstakes (the oldest a cappella competition in America) and Barbershop Harmony Society Northeastern Districts in 2009.

Known for their "big sound" and pure style of harmony, the quartet recently appeared at the iconic New York City nightclub, Birdland. Intent on singing familiar songs for the enjoyment of varying audiences - college students to traditional song buffs - OUR TOWN boasts a repertoire reflective of musical tastes ranging from contemporary up-tunes to nostalgic ballads.

Formed by chance in April, 2006, four exceptional singers of a cappella harmony accepted an invitation to perform as a group just three months (and but three rehearsals) later. That first show took place in Peterborough, New Hampshire, inspiration for Thornton Wilder's classic play, Our Town. Hence, the quartet's name.

Much like the play, OUR TOWN quartet embraces traditional American values. They seek out traditional songs by great American writers and composers; songs that lend themselves to four-part harmony singing, a unique American art form.

Influenced by popular quartets of the past - including the Mills Brothers, Buffalo Bills and SunTones - the group strives for audiences to leave performances humming the songs they heard the quartet sing.

Our Town has a style and sound unique to four voices singing a cappella. "To call them a quartet is, of course, a misnomer. They sound more like a small chorus." wrote one reviewer.

Members of the group include Scott Brannon (lead), Jamie Carbone (tenor), Terry Clarke (bass), and Larry Tully (baritone). They assert that their names appear alphabetically according to surname, "not according to prowess, talent or good looks."

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Our Town : Our Town

Review: With such an esteemed barbershop pedigree the expectations were high for this recording and this talented quartet has delivered a masterpiece. Our Town quartet members include Larry Tully and Terry Clarke who sang baritone and bass respectively with The Boston Common, one of the most acclaimed (and gold medal winners) barbershop quartets is the history of the genre. This recording has a excellent selection of songs that are refreshing to hear in a barbershop setting with arrangements by some of the best in the business. This recording belongs in every serious barbershop fan's collection!

Songlist: L-O-V-E, Once In A While, Hey Look Me Over, Embraceable You, A Kiss To Build a Dream On, Down Where The Swanee River Flows, Pretend You Don's See Her, Don't Be a Baby, Baby, Swingin' Down The Lane, Frim Fram Sauce, Dreamer's Holiday, All The Way

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