The Dead South
The Dead South have never been about constant reinvention, but about full commitment to their own singular way. With confidence in their sound and style and trust in each other, The Dead South arrive at the cusp of explosive global success in an enviable, and well-earned, position: total autonomy. It doesn’t really matter what you call their music – progressive bluegrass, alternative Americana, country, folk and western, what matters is that this is theirs, and people from all different backgrounds, beliefs, experiences, languages and ages love it.
True blue right through, The Dead South don’t shy away from ruffling traditionalists’ feathers from time to time, as they flawlessly execute banjo rolls and lightning fast mandolin tremolos, 3-part harmonies and songs of classic themes -murder ballads, disloyalty, ghosts and the like, all with a wink and a smile. As they continue their climb to the top, The Dead South have learned an important lesson: If you’re going to be outsiders, you’d better be great.
Confirmed by the passion of their Dead South cosplaying fans, who go to concerts in the band’s signature look, this four-piece acoustic set from the middle of the Canadian prairies have found their people. Good Company, as they call themselves, is a global community of vastly dissimilar folks who might not see eye to eye, but who stand shoulder to shoulder at the gigs.
“Nu-Folk? Alternative BlueGrass? The Dead South not only covering one genre and that’s something great.” – countrymusicnews.de
“This Canadian band are mixing Americana, Bluegrass and Country or even do Polka that explodes….love them or hate them, but this band is fantastic.” – Guitar Acoustic
“The Dead South is a real authentic line up doing music history bashing at its best.” – gaesteliste.de
“With their wide spectrum they’re way ahead of all other Neo Folk bands around.” – Classic Rock