MISSOULA – UM Productions at the University of Montana will present Canadian folk-bluegrass musical ensemble The Dead South, along with special guests The Hooten Hallers, at 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Monk’s Bar located at 225 Ryman St. in downtown Missoula.
Often described as outlaws, modern hillbillies and fearless, The Dead South possess a rare sound that’s equally compelling on record as in person. Their signature blend of bluegrass and classic folk is familiar while eminently fresh, as it’s fueled by the kind of energy and ethic one might associate with a punk band.
“A lot of our inspiration comes from an old-school feel, but our sound is an amalgamation of what we all like, and the punk influence is definitely there,” said vocalist/guitarist Nate Hilts.
Since the release of their second record, “Illusion & Doubt,” in late 2016, The Dead South have proven themselves a force to be reckoned with on both sides of the 49th parallel. “Illusion & Doubt” recently hit No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Top Bluegrass chart and entered the Top 30 on the U.S. Country iTunes chart.
The Missouri trio The Hooten Hallers are known for hard-traveling and wild, energetic live shows influenced by prewar blues to punk rock to dark Americana, with a thematic penchant for the strange and the unexplained.
Tickets cost $20 plus fees. They are available at Rockin Rudy’s, Ear Candy Music, Monk’s Bar, Bodega and online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3214939.
For more information call UM Productions Marketing Coordinator Will Johnson at 541-633-0720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.