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The Malpass Brothers
December 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Malpass Brothers are as authentic as stone-ground grits, hush puppies & chopped pork barbecue — and they’re every bit as good. It doesn’t matter if you’re already a fan of classic old-time “real” country music when you take your seat. You will be by the time you leave the hall.
As young boys in eastern North Carolina, Christopher and Taylor Malpass soaked up the music of their granddad’s jukebox in his country store. Christopher earned his first talent show trophy at age 7, and Taylor was playing mandolin by the time he was 10. Today, they promote the work and music of classic country artists they treasure while creating new music and making their own mark in the lineage of a rich American cultural heritage.
With palpable charisma and an utter ease on stage that belies their years, their smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship layer reverently into the deep respect paid to their heroes and legends who paved the way. Add the funny, off-the-cuff quips between the two siblings, and the engaging concert becomes a magnetic time-traveling journey to when a calmer rhythm reigned supreme.
The Malpass Brothers toured with the late Don Helms, former steel guitarist for Hank Williams. They opened for mentor and iconic music legend Merle Haggard for seven years, and they have appeared on stages from the Shetland Islands to Ryman Auditorium, from the Stagecoach Festival to the US Library of Congress, from “Larry’s Country Diner” to Merlefest. Current concert venues span the gamut — performing arts centers, colleges and universities, bluegrass and roots music festivals, music halls and celebrations highlighting Americana and vintage country music. Gifted musicians and songwriters, the brothers have shared billing with artists including Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Bill Anderson, the late Doc Watson and more.
This is the real deal, folks. There is no pretense. This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Sr. & others. “When we go to visit our heroes in Nashville,” remarks Christopher, “we have to go to the cemeteries.”
A public television documentary film by Minnow Media entitled The Malpass Brothers: Heading Home made its public television premiere in June 2018.
VIP ticket upgrade: VIP purchasers receive a special screening of the documentary The Malpass Brothers: Heading Home prior to the Durham show, followed by a Meet & Greet with the band. Includes photo op, autographed poster, and light snacks. Just $25!
Sale Dates and Times:
Public Onsale : Fri, 14 Jun 2019 at 10:00 AM