The indie band from the Canadian prairies called The Dead South, described by NPR Music as “ragged and righteous Canadian bluegrass,” are coming to Bogart’s on Tuesday, January 14th!
A rock band without a drummer, a bluegrass band without a fiddler. To the gentlemen of The Dead South, a self-styled 4-piece string band from Regina, Saskatchewan, it's about how, not what, you play. The Dead South's combination of cello, mandolin, guitar and banjo has all the hallmarks of a group tuned to bygone times, but with their signature sleight of hand, The Dead South find distinctly modern bathos in this old time rigging.
Their new album, Sugar & Joy (released in October) has received rave reviews from Billboard, Paste, PopMatters, Ultimate Guitar and more, and has been unanimously praised as their best work yet. It debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart and #40 on Top Album Sales in the USA. Sugar & Joy shows the band’s top-notch songwriting and musicianship, in particular the banjo playing of Colton Crawford.
The Dead South were recently nominated for Americana UK’s International Artist of the Year alongside Mavis Staples and Brandi Carlile.