Moron Brothers perform to benefit Fitch’s IGA

Published 4:03 pm Monday, June 12, 2023

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By Carrie Hudson

Intern Reporter

On Friday, June 9, Bluegrass-comedy band, The Moron Brothers performed in downtown Wilmore for a good cause.

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The Moron Brothers are a singing, comedy, Christian duo who have been performing together for almost 30 years. The duo consists of Jessamine County residents Mike Carr and Mike Hammond. While on stage, the two become a goofier version of themselves, Carr becomes “Lardo’’ and Hammond, “Burley’’. While Carr and Hammond themselves are not brothers, their stage personas are.

Carr stated their band name, The Moron Brothers, was not by choice but rather by accident.

“The very first show we ever played was in Lexington. When we went on stage, a man next to my wife said, ‘Do you see those two morons?’ I heard him say that and leaned over to Burley and said, ‘I guess we’re on the moron brothers,’” Carr said. Since that night, the name has stuck with them ever since.

Over the course of their career, the duo has played at venues ranging from Renfro Valley to the North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival.

However, Carr particularly enjoys the familiarity and comfort of performing in his home county, Jessamine County, “To be here at home, especially when people don’t have to pay to get in, it’s really nice. We get to pick on everyone we know; we know everybody.”

Throughout the years in which they have been performing, Carr revealed the belief of his music and comedy being his purpose, “We have been doing it for a long time. We are living proof the Good Lord has a sense of humor. I believe he gave us that talent and job to do.”

What brought The Moron Brothers to Wilmore on Friday was to support a business near and dear to them: Fitch’s IGA.

“Tonight was a benefit for Lenard Fitch. Everyone donated their time to support him and IGA,” said Carr.

At the concert, donation hats were passed around and all profits from the bologna sandwiches went directly to Fitch. By the end of the concert, over $2,000 was raised.

If you would like to support the Moron Brothers and purchase their music, please check out their website,, or YouTube channel,