The Deadly Gentlemen are one of those bands that exists in the nether regions, somewhere between a typical bluegrass outfit using the traditional instruments they employ, and the crafty, somewhat zany mind of their fearless leader, banjo innovator Greg Liszt.
As if the band name wasn’t a tip-off…
Liszt, who writes and arranges the material, is also know for his work with Crooked Still, of which he is a founding member. There, his role is primarily supportive, serving to both drive their sound as a banjo player would, and provide the rhythmic and chordal backbone like a guitarist – if they had one in the band.
With The Deadly Gents, Greg is the lead singer as well, buttressed by some of the hottest young pickers in and around Boston where the band is based. But let’s allow them to introduce themselves, in this video they created for just that purpose.
You can stream their album, Carry Me To Home, online. Check these guys out.