Middle Folk is a band formed by brothers Ben and Jack McLaughlin, Lukas Olson, and Erik Shouse in December of 2015. Both Ben and Jack share writing duties, and the band’s resulting songs fall mostly in the folk-rock/Americana genre with their storytelling lyrics, harmonies, and instrumentation. Although everyone in the band is age 19 or younger, the band does not lack experience. The McLaughlin brothers have been playing music together for over five years, three of those years in the BluesEd program with Erik Shouse. Lukas Olson also has multiple musical projects, including his own band, The Chicago Street Experiment. When these four people are in the same room, their musical talent and experience come together to create a sonic picture you can’t resist.