Fusing a gritty punk ethos with traditional bluegrass and old-time string band music, Canadian ensemble the Dead South emerged out of Saskatchewan's prairie-bordered capital city, Regina.
After debuting in 2013 with the five-song The Ocean Went Mad and We Were to Blame EP, the band recorded its first full-length, Good Company, which was picked up in 2014 by German indie Devil Duck Records
, who brought the Dead South on a number of overseas tours during the next couple of years. For its follow-up, 2016's Illusion & Doubt, the band worked with Regina producer Jason Plumb and signed with Toronto label Curve Music
. It was a breakthrough release for the Dead South, reaching the Top Five on Billboard's bluegrass chart and raising their profile significantly. Showing their crossover versatility, they collaborated with Canadian hip-hop artist Rich Kidd
on an updated version of the 2014 song "In Hell I'll Be in Good Company," which was released in the summer of 2017. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi