The Dead South (CAN)

This Canadian band, The Dead South, played at Tønder Festival in 2016 and 2018, and fortunately now they are back. In the meantime they have toured their own country, Canada, and USA, Europe and Australia and released an album and two EPs, the latter entitled Easy Listening for Jerks Part 1 and 2. The Dead South mix bluegrass and folk, flavoured with more than a dash of satire, the whole delivered with rock band energy. Their own declaration of wares is: “a rock band without a drummer and a bluegrass band without a fiddler.” The Dead South have their own original sound, and they are variously described by reviewers as outlaws, modern hillbillies and ‘Mumford & Sons’ evil twins.’ Hailing from Saskatchewan in Canada, they have been around since 2012. Armed with guitar, banjo, mandolin, cello and lots of vocal, The Dead South, with singer and guitarist Nate Hilts in front, have created their own expression and a show that has won over audences around the world. The band have won several awards, most recently a Canadian Juno Award in the Traditional Roots Album of the Year category for their album Sugar & Joy (2020). Their only Danish festival appearance in 2023.