The Dead South
They wear white shirts, black suspenders, black pants, and traveler’s hats. They sing about murderous, estranged spouses and runaway lover cousins in a boot-stomping acoustic configuration of banjo, mandolin, cello, and guitar. Expect some whistles, hoots, hollerin’, and finger-snappin’. Sometimes their fans dress up like them, dancing and singing the night away – but that’s not mandatory. This four-piece acoustic ensemble based in Regina, Saskatchewan includes Nate Hilts (gritty vocals, guitar), Scott Pringle (soaring harmonies, mandolin), Colton Crawford (blazing banjo, kick drum), and Danny Kenyon (cello). Their melodies blend elements of folk, bluegrass, classical, and rock resulting in a modern and authentic blend of boot-stompin’ acoustic music. Pushing the energy, skill, and viewpoints of each band member during their live performances make The Dead South an impossible band to duplicate.