Deadly Gentlemen take on Vampire Weekend

The Deadly GentlemenThe Deadly Gentlemen are part of the eclectic acoustic music scene in and around Boston, using the instrumentation common to a bluegrass band to create music that Mr. Monroe never imagined.

The band is the brainchild of banjoist Greg Liszt, who also performs with Crooked Still. He is joined by Stash Wyslouch on guitar, Dominick Leslie on mandolin, Sam Grisman on bass and Mike Barnett on fiddle. All of the guys sing, with Greg and Stash taking the bulk of the leads.

You’re as likely to hear these Gentlemen rapping with a funky, percussive banjo as you are to hear a blazing band original or a lyrical pop/rock cover.

The latter is what they have in mind in this new music video, shot in their own little studio in Brighton. It’s a Deadly Gentlemen take on The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance, a 2008 release from indie rockers Vampire Weekend.


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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.