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Malpass Brothers to return to Mars stage June 17
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The Malpass Brothers are coming back to the Mars Theatre for a show June 17. - photo by Photo provided

The Malpass Brothers are set to make their second appearance at Springfield’s Mars Theatre on June 17.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Mars box office or online at

The Malpass Brothers, Christopher and Taylor, are purveyors of tradition, playing music that is reminiscent of classic country, rockabilly and honky-tonk songs of decades past. The Malpass Brothers’ self-titled album was produced by Bluegrass legend and IBMA Hall of Fame member Doyle Lawson.

Steeped in country music from the time they could walk, Christopher and Taylor Malpass grew up with a grandfather who taught them the music of Hank Williams Sr., Merle Haggard, Porter Wagoner, Kitty Wells, Ernest Tubb and more. The brothers carried on the family tradition with performances taking them across the country and to Europe. Soon, the Malpass Brothers found themselves performing with Merle Haggard, one of the legends their grandfather admired.

Haggard first saw the brothers when they opened for him at a show in their home state of North Carolina, and soon, the legend invited them to open more gigs for him. They spent several years working with Haggard and Hag Records.

“Well, they remind me a lot of myself and people that I knew when I was young,” Haggard said of them. “They have their hearts into what we call ‘traditional’ country music. It’s valuable to me that we cultivate the young talent for that kind of music.”

Now signed with Organic Records, an imprint of the Crossroads Label Group of North Carolina, the boys are ready for the next chapter.