The Dead South photo credit Lyle Bell

The DEAD SOUTH Unbroken Circle?

Regina SK (Canada’)s premiere folk-bluegrass Juno award-winning musical ensemble THE DEAD SOUTH have divulged a catgut an’ chitlins garnished version of the famous Christian hymn  “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” with banjo and mandolin ornamenting a desolate solo cello and pushing some woebegone but emotional, low-pitched, vocalism.

country-bred, outlaw-country, banjo-driven, roadhouse twang…

It’s a compassionate & respectful interpretation of the number that preserves the sense of holiness found in the original, and, if anything, asks for more mercy and blessed indulgence.

The Dead South

The new cover can be discovered on the band’s Easy Listening for Jerks Part 1, half a forthcoming double E.P. collection that moves artistically from coarse-grained Nashville hardscrabble to translucent west coast semi gloss, criss-crossing back and forth… but retaining the familiar country-bred, outlaw-country, banjo-driven, roadhouse twang.

Easy Listening for Jerks, Parts I & II will be released March 4, 2022


File alongside: Bob Dylan and The Band, Old Crow Medicine Show 

Main photo: Lyle Bell

The Dead South aim to play a series of Euro dates this Spring:

UK 2022

London, UK: Shepherds Bush Empire, Mar 18

Manchester, UK: Albert Hall, Mar 19

Tunbridge Wells, UK: Black Deer Festival, June 19

Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Junction, June 21

Coventry, UK: Empire Coventry, June 22

Cardiff, UK: Tramshed, June 23

France 2022

Paris, FR: La Cigale, Apr 11

Strasbourg, FR: La Laiterie, Apr 12

Lyon, FR: Ninkasi Kao, Apr 15

Toulouse, FR: Le Metronum, Apr 19 

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