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 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:
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
Paris, FR: La Cigale, Apr 11
Strasbourg, FR: La Laiterie, Apr 12
Lyon, FR: Ninkasi Kao, Apr 15
Toulouse, FR: Le Metronum, Apr 19