The Dead South w/ Wood & Wire
37 Fire Place
Tickets are $24 in advance, $27 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251. 21+ ages.
Try not to step on the chalk outlines when navigating through prairie pickers The Dead South‘s catalogue. Over the course of two full-length albums, it’s true that the villainous, murderous match-strikers and revenge-takers outnumber those with good intentions, but in the end, no heinous act goes unpunished.
The Dead South, a gold-rush-vibing four-piece acoustic bluegrass set from Saskatchewan, infuse the genre’s traditional trappings with an air of frontier recklessness, whiskey breakfasts and grizzled tin-pan showmanship. The sound, build on a taut configuration of cello, mandolin, banjo and guitar, speeds like a train past polite definitions of bluegrass into the grittier, rowdier spaces of the traditional world.
Currently one of the hottest tickets on both sides of the Atlantic, The Dead South’s rise to touring juggernaut status is in part a very modern music biz fairytale, an algorithm-breaking success story in a one hundred-million view YouTube hit. The other factor, one simpler to see in terms of cause and effect, is their actual show—on stage they deliver, show after sold-out show, a relentlessly great, high-energy frenzy that has resulted in nearly 50,000 tickets sold in 2018. The numbers are adding up for this Billboard-charting, JUNO Award-winning, Next Big Sound Trendsetting, Road Gold certified band.