After numerous lineup changes, Detroit’s Deadstring Brothers have landed on the perfect combination: with two Brits (brothers Spencer and Jeff Cullum) now forming the backbone of the band, the numerous praiseful comparisons to the British Invasion rockers, in particular the Rolling Stones, seem more apt than ever. The constant thread running through, singer and guitarist Kurt Marschke has in turn found new inspiration in the traditions of the American South, having himself recently moved to Nashville to join the community of musicians there. Blues, boogie, dusty Americana combine with that tough Motor City swagger on the new album, Sao Paulo. Marschke and the rest of the Deadstring Brothers stopped by KEXP earlier this month and performed songs from all three of their Bloodshot albums, including “Smile” from the new album:
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