The bands music is deeply rooted in the storytelling and instrumental traditions of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and the American 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 and The Faces. Deadstring Brothers live performances have the energy of guitar rock, but sophisticated arrangements, Hammond Organ and a focus on traditional American music separate them from many of their Detroit contemporaries. The band has been touring steadily since the 2004 release of their eponymous debut and have shared the stage with acts ranging from Shooter Jennings, Cat Power and Jesse Sykes to Giant Sand, My Morning Jacket, Drive by Truckers and the Mekons. Deadstring Brothers have just released their new album SAO PAULO and plans to tour heavily in 2010 to support it. Now with a steady line up of Kurt (lead vocals, guitar), and London's Cullum Brothers - Jeff Cullum (bass, vocals, harmonica) and Spencer Cullum (lead guitar, pedal steel, lap steel, slide, vocals), the band welcomes Jason Lucia (drums) and Paul Hatchett (keys, organ) ot the road this year.
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