I love music that is full of energy and played to a super high standard. I don’t care whether it be Blues, rock, folk, Americana, the spirit is all important.

So I’m blown Away by this album from The Dead South. Folk & Bluegrass with no sense of holding back or keeping to tradition.
In my mind’s eye I can see these guys playing their music with a whooping and hollering young crowd cheering them on. The feeling is almost like that of the best punk bands who play to satisfy their musical itch rather than sticking to any formula.

It really is that good.

The songs are tight. Perfect little jewels of Bluegrass with properly adult themes – loving, killing, loving a bit more, cheating and drinking – and the band play with real style and verve, banjo and fiddle especially finely played and harmonies to die for.

This album has actually been around for a while but it is being relaunched to accompany a tour in April – most of the dates already sold out –
Monday 16th London The Garage
Tuesday 17th Portsmouth Wedgwood Rooms
Weds 18th Newbury Arlington Arts Centre
Thursday 19th Norwich
Friday 20th Bedford Esquires
Saturday 21st Leicester The Soundhouse – 2 shows
Sunday 22nd Shrewsbury Henry Tudor House
Tuesday 24th Manchester Club Academy
Weds 25th Newcastle upon Tyne Wylam Brewery
Thursday 26th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Friday 27th Sheffield Yellow Arch
Saturday 28th Bristol Anson Rooms
Sunday 29th Perranporth Watering Hole