At Magic Bag on Friday, February 22nd
22920 Woodward Ave. – Ferndale, MI
Ticket Cost: $10
"Sexy, low-slung and soulful, balancing barroom sneer with near-blistering emotional heat in a way that evokes the best of the brothers Allman and Flying Burrito." New Orleans Gambit Weekly
New Deadstring Brothers (CANNERY ROW) to be released in summer/fall of 2013!
Earning comparisons to the Stones circa Exile on Main Street, Deadstring Brothers are Detroit incarnate. A little rough and tumble, they're roots rock drawing from Muscle Shoals, Soul, and Blues in one fell swoop. The songs are great for cruising around in your Ford, Chevy, or whatever you're driving these days. They rock, pretty much.
Sao Paulo, garnered a ton of praise and coverage, with Maverick (UK) calling it "Real whiskey soaked rocking country/blues music." And "…heart-wrenching, bulldozing, guitar laden, in-your-face country-rock." The Chicago Reader said the album was filled with "flinty, soulful performances that bring infectious vitality to bluesy rockers and boozy honky-tonk." And the Nashville Scene stated "On their newest, Sao Paulo, specifically "Houston" and "The River Song," singer-guitarist Kurt Marschke spurs the band to an uncanny approximation of the Stones in their raunchy '70s prime, while expanding their sound to encompass space-transmission blues and woozy, heartsick country balladry. Recommended to anyone who's ever worn out a cassette copy of Let It Bleed." Sao Paulos predecessor, Silver Mountain, was named One of the best Records of 2007 by American Songwriter.
Praise for the Deadstring Brothers and Sao Paulo:
"Imagine Exile on Main St. if the street were in Detroit... the Brothers do what The Black Crowes did before them and steal back the exhilarating country-blues rock 'n' roll American music the Stones took from America in the first place." - Mojo (UK)
"Trying to make up its mind between gritty and defiant or sweet and sentimental, this is what a city in free fall - like Detroit was last year - sounds like." - CMT
"Deadstring Brothers' organic, just-raggedy rock is smartly conceived and sublimely executed, a hearty sound that recalls gritty British rock of the early '70s." - Detroit Free Press
"The River Song" is the best Stones/Band song neither of these acts ever wrote." - The Irish Times
"The band's best effort to date... There isn't a bad song on Sao Paulo. So, yeah, the Deadstring Brothers have never been more alive." - Detroit Metro Times
"The smell of reefer and worn leather hangs heavy throughout this record, creating the aural equivalent of an old car - picture a '91 Ford that has endured a lifetime of smokers and drinkers." - Detroit Metro Times