Deadstring Brothers

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

By naming his band’s new album Cannery Row, Deadstring Brothers leader Kurt Marschke runs the risk of saddling the music with too much Nashville myth right off the bat. (Or maybe he’s just a Steinbeck fan.) But you can’t blame Marschke, a recent Nashville transplant, for being taken with his surroundings in a city where, much like his native Detroit, such a strong sense of history pervades. Good thing he managed to make Cannery Row, the fifth Deadstring LP, so downright listenable. With his new supporting cast of Brothers — former Whitey Morgan and the 78s bassist JD Mack, Willie Nelson’s longtime harp player Mickey Raphael, Brad Pemberton of Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, etc. — Marschke makes highly self-conscious references to Gram and Emmylou, Laurel Canyon folk, California, the open road, even the Mercy Lounge. But thanks to effortless craftsmanship and a deceptively easygoing delivery, the music never sounds like it’s trying too hard.


Thu, Apr 18 | 9:00 PM (8:00 Door)
The High Watt
18 and over
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Deadstring Brothers

Nashville TN  |  Rock

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