The Deadly Gentlemen - The Thacker-Fishburne Duo
- April 07, 2013 - April 07, 2013
- Address: 103 South 1st Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
- Times: Doors 7pm; Show 8pm
- Admission: $10 (Standing Show - Limited Seating Available)
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The Deadly Gentlemen are an experimental spoken word bluegrass band turned epic folk and grasscore band. Instead of having a lead singer, the group uses a nonstop orchestration of somewhat unconventional vocals. Expect a lot of three-part harmony singing, group shouting, really dense rhymes and an almost rap-like phrasing. The group features Greg Liszt (Crooked Still), Sam Grisman (son of David Grisman), Mike Barnett (David Grisman), Dominick Leslie (self proclaimed "child prodigy of the mandolin") and Stash Wyslouch (Eric Robertson and the Boston Boys, Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers). Steeped in the musical tradition of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Thacker/Fishburne Duo features Charlottesville, VA natives Andy Thacker (mandolin) and Landon Fishburne (guitar). Thacker and Fishburne have absorbed much of the bluegrass flavor that permeates the Appalachian culture. However, they have also allowed their musical curiosity to carry them across genres introducing them to a wealth of musical inspiration. They perform an eclectic combination of their favorite bluegrass tunes along with acoustic jazz numbers, Irish medleys, gypsy melodies and original compositions, often at speeds that teeter on the brink of derailment. However, they somehow always manage to hang on.