Essential Listening

Essential Listening : #23 The Deadly Gentlemen

Starting out as an experimental spoken word bluegrass band, The Deadly Gentlemen developed to play what they call “epic folk and grasscore”, a punk mentality applied to bluegrass.

Featuring Greg Liszt (of Crooked Still and Bruce Springsteen’s Seegar Sessions band) on banjo and vocals; Stash Wyslouch, guitar and vocals; Mike Barnett, fiddle and vocals; Dominick Leslie, mandolin and vocals; and Sam Grisman, double bass and vocals there is lots of three-part harmony singing, group shouting and general mayhem.

They’re in the UK this March to play the Celtic Connections Big Top mini festival and have a run of live dates around that promoting new record Carry Me To Home. File under ‘will appeal to fans of The Avett Brothers’.


About TheWagonMaster

Born in Pontefract. Grew up in Doncaster. Lives in Sheffield. Puts on gigs. Tries to be good.


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