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. Their original and current lineup includes the gnarled baritone of Nate Hilts, Scott Pringle on mandolin, whistling cellist Danny Kenyon and virtuosic banjo player Colton Crawford. The four-piece, acoustic string-driven approach puts the interplay of unique and versatile voices front and centre, with Hilts, Pringle and Kenyon all sharing lead vocal duties.
"The Dead South" "dead south" "the dead" south bluegrass acoustic banjo "4 piece band" "in hell" "in hell i'll be good company" "easy listening" "you are my sunshine" "easy listening for jerks" "sugar and joy" "sugar & joy" "six shooter records" canada "broken cowboy" "banjo odyssey" "people are strange" "bluegrass band" saskatchewan