No more Deadly Gentlemen

The Deadly GentlemenThe Deadly Gentlemen, Boston’s bad boy newgrass band, has announced that they are hanging it up.

Original members had been peeling away this past year or so, and the remaining members have been working on outside projects. The Gentlemen were known as one of the first string bands to use the traditional bluegrass ensemble to perform and record original, non-bluegrass music and pop covers.

The band shared this statement with fans online.

Well, it has been a wonderful ride! But the time has come for the Deadly Gentlemen to break up and move on to other projects. Thanks so much to all those who supported us along the way, we are sorry to say that this is the end of the road for the good old Deadly Gents.

For those of you who haven’t seen us in the past year, our most recent lineup featured the absolutely brilliant Eli Bishop on the fiddle and the excellent Sean Trischka on drums. Plus veteran members Stash Wyslouch on guitar, Greg Liszt on banjo, and Adam Chaffins on bass and vocals.

Eli Bishop lives in Nashville where he plays around town with top performers like Marty Stuart and Ashley Campbell. Amazingly, you can also catch Eli performing in Manhattan with Jazz at Lincoln Center on a pretty regular basis.

Sean Trischka just finished making a great solo record featuring his new batch of original songs. Look out for that in the fall. In the meantime, check out his schedule and videos on

Stash Wyslouch has a solo project of his own coming out this September, and he will be out on tour supporting that in the months to come. He also plays around Boston and New England with a number of different groups, and you can keep track of his appearances by checking and his Facebook page.

Adam Chaffins is currently working on a solo project to be debuted later this year. Keep in touch with his Facebook page for updates, including soon to be released videos and a website.

Greg Liszt is out at Rockygrass this weekend performing with Crooked Still, and he starts a new position as Associate Professor of Banjo at Berklee in September. Exciting!

That’s it for now. Thanks again for all the years of support, long live the Deadly Gentlemen!

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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.