Deadstring Brothers (4 Albums, 6 Tracks)
- Jeff Cullum
- E. Travis Harrett
- Pat Kenneally
- Spencer Cullum
The Deadstring Brothers' heart beats with pure rock and roll. Simple and shor 'nuff. Built on a the unshakable foundations of blues, rock country and soul, DSB manages to create something at once totally fresh but totally recognizable. It's all ragtops and cold beer, seeds and stems, gatefold LPs and foxy girlfriends with tight, flared jeans. You can imagine them walking as a gang down Carnaby street in London in the late 60's, or tearing up the stage at Cobo Hall in De-troit Rock City or sweating buckets at a Muscle Shoals recording session in the 70's.
If mainstream radio played music like the Deadstring Brothers, they wouldn't have to call it classic rock anymore, they'd just call it rock. It's still here, and it sounds as good as ever.
Fronted by guitarist/vocalist and studio magician Kurt Marschke, the Brothers pound out a sound that, in comparison to so much lo-fi indie rock, is full and rich and sounds GREAT blasting out your car window. Filling out the rest of the band is Masha, she of the blistering Tina Turner energy, and a band of Brits whose love of the Faces, classic Stones, Parsons, and the Band set the table for some top notch musicianship.
(From Bloodshot Records, 5/27/09)
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