The Dead South

Profile:
A Canadian folk-bluegrass musical ensemble from Regina, Saskatchewan. They sing about murderous, estranged spouses and runaway lover cousins in a boot-stomping acoustic configuration that includes banjo, mandolin, cello and guitar, some whistles, hoots and hollerin’, and finger snappin’. The idea for a rockin’ stompin’ bluegrass band came to Nate and Danny 2012; they had played together before back in high school in a short-lived alternative grunge band. Nate had been listening to Trampled By Turtles, Old Crow Medicine Show, and older bluegrass acts and the two wanted to put their own spin on tradition. This also marked Nate’s very first go at singing. They wrote some originals and tested them out at open mics. Shortly after, Colton, who was into metal, and Scott, more in the singer-songwriter vein, added more bodies to The Dead South. Colton learned banjo and Scott switched from guitar to mandolin. The result was their own unique take on the Bluegrass genre, as none of them actually had any clue what they were doing. But they knew they wanted it to be fun, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, with serious musicianship.

Nate Hilts (lead vocals, guitar); Scott Pringle (mandolin, vocals);Eliza Doyle (banjo), Danny Kenyon (cello), Colton Crawford (banjo)
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Albums

CURV48 The Dead South - Good Company album art The Dead South Good Company (Album) DevilDuck Records CURV48 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
DDUCK065 The Dead South - Illusion & Doubt album art The Dead South Illusion & Doubt (Album) DevilDuck Records DDUCK065 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
SIX129 The Dead South - Sugar & Joy album art The Dead South Sugar & Joy (Album) Six Shooter Records SIX129 Canada 2019 Sell This Version
DDUCK 088 The Dead South - Served Live album art The Dead South Served Live (Album) Six Shooter Records DDUCK 088 Germany 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SIXLP135 The Dead South - This Little Light Of Mine / House Of The Rising Sun album art The Dead South This Little Light Of Mine / House Of The Rising Sun Six Shooter Records SIXLP135 Canada 2020 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none The Dead South - The Ocean Went Mad And We Were To Blame album art The Dead South The Ocean Went Mad And We Were To Blame Not On Label (The Dead South Self-released) none Canada 2013 Sell This Version
none The Dead South - Paste Studio NYC (New York, NY) 01/09/2020 album art The Dead South Paste Studio NYC (New York, NY) 01/09/2020(3xFile, MP3, 320) Paste Magazine none US 2020