The Dead South Release Live Version of “Black Lung”

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Prairie bluegrass band The Dead South share the first new live single from their Nashville’s OurVinyl TV session. “Black Lung,” a song from new album Sugar & Joy that puts grit and stomp on a story about workers exploitation – ostensibly about coal mining, but certainly more universally applicable – features multiple lead vocalists and a sinister, nowhere-to-run undercurrent. In OurVinyl’s treatment, the song is set in a rubbled corner of Nashville’s mostly flashy Germantown, with the focus solely on the performance. OurVinyl made their name with highly watchable live sessions that have included Tyler Childers, Billy Strings, St. Paul and The Broken Bones and more.

Sugar & Joy, The Dead South’s third album, was released in October and praised across the board as their most accomplished work yet. Produced by Jimmy Nutt, the album showcased their imaginative approach to progressive bluegrass. Sugar & Joy recently landed at #7 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Year End Chart (the only Canadian band in the mix), an admirable achievement for a band that has traveled a circuitous path from Regina, Saskatchewan, to Germany where they signed their first record deal, back to North America, where they now call Toronto indie label Six Shooter Records home.

Recently nominated for AmericanaUK’s International Artist of the Year, The Dead South have fully embraced their situation of being outsiders in the traditional folk world, where they hang their musical hats, and in their own country, where they don’t hang their hats that often, as they are constantly touring. As noted in a review of their pre-Thanksgiving show at LA’s Belasco Theatre, The Dead South’s approach is “carving out its own lane that lends new life to the genre precisely by remaining comfortably adjacent to it.”
 
The Dead South’s SERVED COLD TOUR, which will see sold out shows in more than 20 countries, picks up again in the USA in January. Mark The Dead South’s upcoming Paste Studio Live on January 9, 2020 here.
USA SERVED COLD  
Presented by LiveNation Ones To Watch and SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction.
 
DENVER, CO: Mission Ballroom, Dec 12#
LINCOLN, NE: The Royal Grove, Dec 13#
KANSAS CITY, MO: The Truman, Dec 14#
CLEVELAND, OH: House of Blues, Jan 5#
BUFFALO, NY: Asbury Hall at Babeville, Jan 6#
BOSTON, MA: House of Blues, Jan 7#
BROOKLYN, NY: Warsaw, Jan 9#
PHILADELPHIA, PA: Theatre Of The Living Arts, Jan 10#
SILVER SPRING, MD: The Fillmore Silver Spring, Jan 11#
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA: Elevation 27, Jan 12#
CINCINNATI, OH: Bogarts, Jan 14#
LOUISVILLE, KY: Mercury Ballroom, Jan 15#
ASHEVILLE, NC: Orange Peel, Jan 16~
RALEIGH, NC: The Ritz, Jan 17~
CHARLOTTE, NC: The Underground, Fillmore Charlotte, Jan 18~
CHARLESTON, SC: Music Farm, Jan 20~
ORLANDO, FL: House of Blues, Jan 21~
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL: Revolution Live, Jan 23~
TAMPA, FL: The Orpheum, Jan 24~
ATLANTA, GA: Buckhead Theatre, Jan 25~
w/ Scott H. Biram*
w/ Elliott BROOD+
w/ The Hooten Hollers~
w/ Legendary Shack Shakers#
 
IRELAND AND UK SERVED COLD 
DUBLIN, IE: Vicar Street, Feb 18 (SOLD OUT)
BELFAST, UK: Ulster Hall, Feb 19
GLASGOW, UK: O2 Academy, Feb 21
NEWCASTLE, UK: O2 Academy, Feb 22
MANCHESTER, UK: Academy, Feb 23
BIRMINGHAM, UK: O2 Academy, Feb 25
PORTSMOUTH, UK: Guildhall, Feb 26
LONDON, UK: Brixton Academy, Feb 27
NOTTINGHAM, UK: Rock City, Feb 28
EXETER, UK: Great Hall, Feb 29
 
EUROPE SERVED COLD 
ANTWERP, BE: De Roma, Mar 24 (SOLD OUT)
UTRECHT, NL: TivoliVredenburg, Mar 25 (SOLD OUT)
HAMBURG, DE: Docks, Mar 27 (SOLD OUT)
COPENHAGEN, DK: Amager Bio, Mar 28 (SOLD OUT)
OSLO, NO: John Dee, Mar 29
STOCKHOLM, SE: Debaser Strand, Mar 30 (SOLD OUT)
BERLIN, DE: Columbiahalle, Apr 1
HANNOVER, DE: Capitol, Apr 2
LEIPZIG, DE: Werk 2, Apr 3
PRAGUE, CZ: Palac Akropolis, Apr 4 (SOLD OUT)
VIENNA, AU: Gasometer, Apr 5
ZURICH, CH: Volkshaus, Apr 7
MUNICH, DE: Tonhalle, Apr 8
FRANKFURT, DE: Batschkapp, Apr 9
COLOGNE, DE: E Werk, Apr 11
PARIS, FR: La Cigale, May 12
STRASBOURG, FR: La Laiterie, May 13
LAUSANNE, CH: Les Docks, May 14
MILAN, IT: Serraglio, May 16
LYON, FR: Ninkasi Gerland/KAO, May 18
BILBAO, ES: Kafe Antzokia, May 20
MADRID, ES: Moby Dick Club, May 21
VALENCIA, ES: Sala El Loco, May 22
BARCELONA, ES: La Nau, May 23
SAARBRUCKEN, DE: Garage, June 17
TUNBRIDGE WELLS, UK: Black Deer Festival, June 19-21
GDANSK, PL: Stary Manez, Nov 10
WARSAW, PL: Palladium, Nov 11
KRAKOW, PL: A2 – Centrum Koncertowe, Nov 25
BUDAPEST, HU: Durer Kert, Nov 26
PRAGUE, CZ: Forum Karlin, Nov 28

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