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Deadstring Brothers

Not unlike Exile-era Stones, the Deadstring Brothers deliver a menacing sound that draws equally on the melancholy of country ballads and the abandon of rock and blues. The band's music is deeply rooted in the storytelling and instrumental traditions of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and the "Outlaw Movement," but is also informed by the song structure and understated aggression commonly associated with Detroit bands. Their haunting melodies reveal the influence of early '70s rock icons like The Band and Gram Parsons, while Marschke's vocals betray the more modern influence of outre singer/songwriters like Jeff Buckley, Leonard Cohen, and Nick Cave. Deadstring Brothers' live performances have the energy of lo-fi guitar rock, but sophisticated arrangements and a focus on traditional American music separate them from many of their Detroit contemporaries.

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