Get ready for some authentic, down-home country music with the Malpass Brothers on Friday at as they bring their classic old-time country and bluegrass sound to the Mars Theatre.
The Malpass Brothers, from Goldsboro, N.C., toured with the late Don Helms, former steel guitarist for Hank Williams, have opened for music legend Merle Haggard on multiple tours and appeared on stages from the Shetland Islands to Ryman Auditorium to Merlefest.
Gifted musicians and songwriters, the brothers have shared billing with artists including Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson and more. The title cut video from their “Memory That Bad” album hit CMT Pure Country’s Top 10.
Christopher and Taylor Malpass 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.
“George Jones once recorded a song called ‘Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes’ which wondered if great country singers would come along in the future to take the place of the great old ones from the past. ... Well, George, maybe your prayers’ been answered,” said Dan MacIntosh of Roothog Radio.
Their show will deliver classic, real country mixed with new tunes, ribbing between brothers, perfect pompadours and an Elvis twitch of the hips. Tickets are $20 and are available, along with more information, at www.marstheatre.com.