Hometown: Detroit, MI & Nashville TN
"Kurt Marschke and company long ago tripped past mere surface affectation into a deeper well, transforming pure inspiration into an oeuvre of their own." --Uncut UK
"The Deadstring Brothers do the early-70s Rolling Stones sound as well as anyone, including what's left of the Glimmer Twins themselves. But they build an identity of their own with their stolen blueprints, turning in flinty, soulful performances that bring infectious vitality to bluesy rockers and boozy honky-tonk." —Chicago Reader
“The band has that ragged blues-meets-country-rock groove down cold, with plenty of slashing guitar work and a rhythm section that could pulverize concrete. They come charging out of the gate with attitude and energy to spare and a relentless mid-tempo thump that never lets up.” —Harp Magazine
The Deadstring Brothers' heart beats with pure rock and roll. Simple and shor 'nuff. Built on a the unshakable foundations of blues, rock country and soul, DSB manages to create something at once totally fresh but totally recognizable. It's all ragtops and cold beer, seeds and stems, gatefold LPs and foxy girlfriends with tight, flared jeans. You can imagine them walking as a gang down Carnaby street in London in the late 60's, or tearing up the stage at Cobo Hall in De-troit Rock City or sweating buckets at a Muscle Shoals recording session in the 70's or kicking a musician-in-the-round session at a Nashville watering hole.
If mainstream radio played music like the Deadstring Brothers, they wouldn't have to call it classic rock anymore, they'd just call it rock. It's still here, and it sounds as good as ever.
Fronted by guitarist/vocalist and studio magician Kurt Marschke, the Brothers pound out a sound that, in comparison to so much lo-fi indie rock, is full and rich and sounds GREAT blasting out your car window.
"If there ever was a band that completely embodied Parsons' idea of "Cosmic American Music" - that indefinable mix of rock and roll, country, blues, soul and gospel - it is Deadstring Brothers." —The Crimson White
"With breathless urgency, the Brothers give the chilling impression that every note might well be their last, that at any second the car could veer off the edge of the road and explode on the rocks below." —Detroit Metro Times
"Where Are All My Friends?" from For A Decade of Sin: 11 Years of Bloodshot Records
Video for "Sacred Heart" on the DVD Bloodied But Unbowed: Bloodshot Records' Life In The Trenches.