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Deadstring Brothers

When: Fri., Aug. 31 2012

For Kurt Marschke, the Detroit-born lead vocalist and guitarist of the Deadstring Brothers, the golden era of music came in the late '60s and early '70s. It was a time before he was born, but he envisions it as the great crossroads of rock and outlaw country. "I think what it was, it was kind of a return to sort of — I hate to use the word 'roots,' but the whole thing just got more organic," Marschke says. "It was post-psychedelic, it was post-drug influence, and it was sort of like a maturing of the '60s." Marschke, who now lives in Nashville, put his band on hold at the end of 2010 to pursue a solo project, but he started the band back up this year, and they're touring hard. If you catch them at Surf Bar, expect stylistic nods to The Band and Waylon Jennings, plus classic renditions from Merle Haggard and Emmylou Harris.

Paul Bowers

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