Bandsintown FistBandsintown Text
Search for artists and concerts
Search for artists
Hamburger Menu Icon
The Dead South

The Dead South

Apr 17th 2018 @ Wedgewood Rooms

Southsea, United Kingdom
I Was There
About The Dead South
Genres:
Folk, Bluegrass
Band Members:
Nate Hilts (Guitar/Vocals), Scott Pringle (Mandolin/Guitar/Vocals), Danny Kenyon (Cello), Colton Crawford (Banjo)
Hometown:
Regina, Canada

The Dead South have been described as outlaws and modern hillbillies, but the best way to describe the Regina-based band is fearless. They’re a rare musical commodity – a...
Read More
Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
7:30 PM
Wedgewood Rooms
Southsea, United Kingdom
20 RSVPs
Saskatchewan is how it sounds: A province in the prairies of Canada. Double the size of Germany, but with less than one million residents. Lots of nature, and lots of silence. Perhaps lots of time to fill the silence with natural sounds, too.

This is where the quartet The Dead South comes from, and fits perfectly within this description. The debut album Good Company revealed the four hatted, hairy and bearded fellas, with singer Nate Hilts as a focal point. The album is a perfect fit to the genres Folk, Neo-Folk and Bluegrass-Folk or even alternative Country with refreshing tunes to it. With impact, humor and a kind of bold manner of putting words into sound. The instrumentation stays knowingly pure: guitars, cello, banjo, kick drum, mandolin building the acoustic fundamentals for full lead vocals and harmonies.

The first album really was a promise that is now fulfilled with the upcoming UK release of the second album titled Illusion & Doubt. No doubt the four piece from the prairies has matured, not only because the banjo is now being played by a lady. Harmony changes as well as excellent and virtuosic instrumental parts have been added to their incredible energetic, passionate and sometimes surprisingly catchy melodies. But Hilts and company are far from being tame: We are definitely closer to the Pogues than to Alison Krauss. Unfortunately, we do not possess much of the delicate elegance so we try and bring more energy and entertainment to our side. You could say we are a mix of Nu-folk with a few different styles mixed in between. We tend to add elements of classical, punk, rock, alternative, bluegrass, folk and everything in between.

The Dead South is truly a one of a kind artist, 2018 will undoubtedly see them make huge strides in the UK!

More Information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk
View All The Dead South Tour Dates
About The Dead South
Genres:
Folk, Bluegrass
Band Members:
Nate Hilts (Guitar/Vocals), Scott Pringle (Mandolin/Guitar/Vocals), Danny Kenyon (Cello), Colton Crawford (Banjo)
Hometown:
Regina, Canada

The Dead South have been described as outlaws and modern hillbillies, but the best way to describe the Regina-based band is fearless. They’re a rare musical commodity – a...
Read More
Live Photos of The Dead South
Fan Live Reviews
November 14th 2018
Unreal show. These guys know how to do it. Seen them 3 times and never gets old!!! Great opener too.
November 12th 2018
The show was great. It just started a little later than we had hoped we had to leave early due to parking.
November 12th 2018
Other then it was over sold . Better than expected! The warm up band Hoot-hollers so much fun !
November 12th 2018
Hooten Hallers was and amazing opening act! The Dead South boys did not let down either. All four of them were very entertaining to watch. Can’t wait to see them again hopefully!
November 12th 2018
Great band, but the venue was way to packed.
November 10th 2018
One of the best concerts I've seen.
View More Fan Reviews