The Lonesome Brothers formed in 1985 and have been alt-country/Americana favorites since before the terms alt-country and Americana were coined. The Lonesome Brothers are fronted by Ray Mason on bass and Jim Armenti on guitar and backed by former Scud Mountain Boy Tom Shea on drums. Mono is the Lonesome Brothers\' sixth full-length album and it joins the long list of solo records, singles, and side projects that make up their well-respected musical catalog. Ray and Jim have played on recordings by Cheri Knight, Ware River Club, J Mascis, Lloyd Cole, Cliff Eberhardt, Reed Foehl, Steve Westfield, Wolf Krakowski and many others. They have appeared on Prairie Home Companion and at the Newport Folk Frestival.