The Dead South have never been about constant reinvention, but about full commitment to their own singular way. With confidence in their sound and style and trust in each other, The Dead South arrive at the cusp of explosive global success in an enviable, and well-earned, position: total autonomy. It doesn’t really matter what you call their music – progressive bluegrass, alternative Americana, country, folk and western, what matters is that this is theirs, and people from all different backgrounds, beliefs, experiences, languages and ages love it.

True blue right through, The Dead South don’t shy away from ruffling traditionalists’ feathers from time to time, as they flawlessly execute banjo rolls and lightning fast mandolin tremolos, 3-part harmonies and songs of classic themes -murder ballads, disloyalty, ghosts and the like, all with a wink and a smile. As they continue their climb to the top, The Dead South have learned an important lesson: If you’re going to be outsiders, you’d better be great. 

Confirmed by the passion of their Dead South cosplaying fans, who go to concerts in the band’s signature look, this four-piece acoustic set from the middle of the Canadian prairies have found their people. Good Company, as they call themselves, is a global community of vastly dissimilar folks who might not see eye to eye, but who stand shoulder to shoulder at the gigs.

The Dead South recently announced their new record, Chains & Stakes, available for pre-order and pre-save. Chains & Stakes was recorded in Mexico City’s Panoram Studio. After the success of their travel to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to make Sugar & Joy, The Dead South’s confidence in their craft and trust in their team brought them even further south of the border. Reunited with Grammy-winning producer Jimmy Nutt, the team wrote, recorded and empanada-ed their way through 13 songs full of plot twists, family trees, grudges, insurance scams, bacon, burials, banjo riffs and more. The result is an album of surprises, memorable moments, head-turning musicianship, and vulnerable personal stories. The Dead South have grown more adventurous and assured with each album, and Chains & Stakes is a truly “Dead South” collection in the balance of darkness and levity that has come to define their unmistakable brand. Six Shooter Records will proudly release Chains & Stakes on February 9, 2024

Chris Wynters

Griffin Elliot
Management Associate

Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Asia – Jeremy Giacomin

USA – Brad Raffenaud

UK, EU, Africa – Ethan Proctor

Emily Smart

Kim Temple


Chains & Stakes (2024)

Easy Listening For Jerks – Part 1 (2022)

Easy Listening For Jerks – Part 2 (2022)

Served Live (2021)

This Little Light of Mine / House of The Rising Sun (2020)

Sugar & Joy (2019)


Illusion & Doubt (2016)


Good Company (2014)