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Canadian Bluegrass Powerhouse Band The Dead South makes stop in Nelson, Rossland

The Dead South is coming to the West Kootenay July 21-22.

Canadian bluegrass powerhouse band, The Dead South. Voted 2015’s “Best Band” in Prairie Dog Magazine’s “Best of Regina”, The Dead South will be embarking on an extensive Canadian tour with stops at the Hume Hotel Spirit Bar in Nelson (July 22) and Flying Steamshovel in Rossland (July 21).

Hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, the band’s style and music transcends time. Touting themselves as fun, modern-day hillbillies, The Dead South stops traffic in their white shirts, black suspenders, black pants and travellers hats, encouraging everyone attending their performances to kick back, enjoy the music and forget what era they’re in.

The Dead South takes the stage and commands audiences with their banjos, mandolins, cellos and guitars in tow with some whistles, finger snapping and occasionally some head banging. Lyrically, their songs have a large spectrum from happy fun songs like “Travellin’ Man,” which refers to the love of the outdoors, to fun, dangerous songs like “In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company,” where a man suspects his wife is cheating and knows if he kills her he’ll see her in hell as well, all the way to passionate love songs like “Honey You.