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Deadstring Brothers

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It may be a surprise to hear the country rock sounds of Detroits Deadstring Brothers coming from a city better known for loud rock and roll, but disillusionment can take many channels. Desolation, frustration and regret have always been present where great country music was played, and from its bombed-out inner city to its sterile suburbs, Detroit has its share.

Deadstring Brothers began in fall 2003. Since then, the band has worked to develop their own take on the American Sound, drawing influences from a variety of sources. Its all in there somehow, declares Kurt, but blues and country music just feel the most natural.

Not unlike Exile-era Stones, Deadstring Brothers deliver a menacing sound that draws equally on the melancholy of country ballads and the abandon of rock and blues. The bands music is deeply rooted in the storytelling and instrumental traditions of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and the American Outlaw Movement, but is also informed by the song structure and understated aggression commonly associated with Detroit bands. Their haunting melodies reveal the influence of early 70s rock icons like The Band and Gram Parsons and The Faces. Deadstring Brothers live performances have the energy of guitar rock, but sophisticated arrangements, Hammond Organ and a focus on traditional American music separate them from many of their Detroit contemporaries.

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  • David4realz

    Anything new planned? Would love to hear some new shit!!

    20 Mar 2012 Reply
  • monty09

    Woo yeah they're awesome!!

    14 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Fischante

    @DFWtheBold Stones meets the Allman Brothers,if you ask me. Seriously, they had me fooled there for a second, I thought I was listening to a long lost Stones recording or something!

    28 Feb 2010 Reply
  • dluuu

    good rockin boys!!!!

    16 Feb 2010 Reply
  • abutterflyloves

    I heard them today for the first time on Sons of Anarchy with "Can't Make It Through the Night". I fell in love instantly. I felt I was listening to Good, OLD, 1968 Rolling Stones, but with a fresh guitar and energy that wasn't there on the crackly albums! I am in LOVE.

    18 Nov 2009 Reply
  • paulista

    I was wondering about the last album title. They already came to play in Brazil?

    12 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Fipaj

    great band, country and blues influenced rock and roll is what I need today :)

    17 May 2009 Reply
  • chrishopp

    One word: Phenomenal. Absolutely the best rock and roll that I've heard in the last ten years or so (and there are quite a few good ones around, if you haven't noticed). Start with a sound anchored in Beggar's Banquet through Exile on Main Street era Rolling Stones and build it from there with classic Americana.

    8 May 2009 Reply
  • Caryn4760

    These guys are great! Will have to make sure I catch them at the International River Fest in June.

    20 Apr 2009 Reply
  • AllisonFoley

    love.LoVe.LOVE!

    19 Jan 2009 Reply
  • RandyB1961

    Good description, DFWtheBold!

    30 Nov 2008 Reply
  • DFWtheBold

    Drive By Truckers meet the Rolling Stones!

    26 Nov 2008 Reply
  • SamSycamore

    Feel free to join the Folk Rock Group :)

    2 Mar 2008 Reply
  • SamSycamore

    I agree. Only just got into them. :)

    25 Feb 2008 Reply
  • blue1

    Why are these guys not more popular?

    18 Jan 2008 Reply

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