Deadstring Brothers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s


Formed in 2001 by Kurt Marschke (vocals/guitar) and Philip Skarich (bass/vocals), this US roots rock band was originally based in the duo’s home-town of Detroit, Michigan. They were joined by a revolving cast list of studio and touring musicians in the first two years of the band’s existence, including Pete Ballard (pedal steel/dobro), Phil Dürr (guitar), Eric Hoegemeyer (tambourine), Ross Westerbur (keyboards), Aric Karpinski (keyboards), and William King (drums). Their self-titled debut album was heavily reminiscent of Exile On Main Street -era Rolling Stones, with its swaggering mixture of country, folk and rock ‘n’ roll and prominent backing vocals from Masha Marjieh.

Despite a new recording contract with the Chicago-based roots label Bloodshot Records, band leaders Marschke and Skarich chose to relocate to London, England, after gaining a distribution deal with the UK label Evangeline Records. The ensuing...

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