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Music Monday: The Malpass Brothers

We had a great time playing at Puckett's Farm Equipment in Charlotte this past Thursday for the Charlotte Music Awards Americana/Bluegrass showcase. There's some great music coming out of North Carolina and I'll tell you what, one band in particular stood out among the rest:  The Malpass Brothers

The Malpass Brothers

The Malpass Brothers

They've got a cool-as-ice, retro country look to 'em (with the hairspray skills to match), solid Southern guys who are as nice as can be, and damn good music.   If you like classic country and country swing, you'll be just as head over heels for them as we are.

Chris and Taylor Malpass are from Goldsboro, North Carolina and have a thick Southern accent to go with it.  Their voices are smooth, son.  They spent a long while on the road with Merle, being his opening act.  Yeah, that Merle.  Haggard.  And Merle helped them put our their debut CD,  Memory That Bad, as it's on his label, Hag Records.  Reminds me a good bit of Dwight Yoakam and they channel (idolize) all the greats: Cash, Ernest Tubb, Marty Stuart, Elvis, Conway Twitty, etc.  You can hear it as clear as a bell.

 Hot damn!  It is so much fun to listen to, so good.  I love the tracks, Too Much Boogie Woogie, Railroad Man, & I'm a Good Loser.  What am I sayin'? It's all good.

Feels like all the adjectives I use sort of pale in comparison to how they really sound. Their album is on Spotify and their videos are online. CHECK THEM OUT.


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