The Malpass Brothers sign with Class Act Entertainment
February 24, 2015
Organic Records recording artists, Christopher and Taylor Malpass announce 2015 tour schedule
The Malpass Brothers have signed an exclusive booking agreement with Class Act Entertainment of Nashville.
The good old days are back again, breathed to life by these two talented brothers from Goldsboro, NC who’ve opened several recent tours for Merle Haggard.
They’ve got the sound, and they’ve got the look. Christopher and Taylor Malpass are unabashed and shameless purveyors of traditional music, reminiscent of the classic country, rockabilly and honky-tonk songs of decades past. They perform the music of artists who inspired them, including Hank Williams, Sr., Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Lefty Frizzell, Waylon Jennings, Elvis and The Louvin Brothers. They also write and perform original music that harkens back to those styles.
“Their show is genuine. Their music is genuine. There’s not a note of shtick here,” says Mike Drudge, President of Class Act Entertainment. “The Malpass Brothers are highly entertaining, and they are sincere fans of the music they honor with their musicianship and showmanship. I’m thrilled to have them on our roster.”
The Malpass Brothers are signed to Asheville-based record label, Organic Records. They are currently in the studio putting the final touches on a new recording to be released this Spring. The album is being produced by Bluegrass legend and IBMA Hall of Fame member Doyle Lawson.
“My brother Taylor and I do the type of music we do because this music speaks to us, and speaks to the souls of its listeners,” said Chris Malpass. “For us, traditional country music is the ‘real deal.’”
With more than 20 years in entertainment booking, Class Act Entertainment represents some of the top names in acoustic music. The Class Act roster currently includes the hot Bluegrass, Roots and Americana talents of IBMA Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year, Balsam Range, and Grammy-nominated, multi-award winning band, The Boxcars.
Along with Class Act Entertainment, The Malpass Brothers have announced their 2015 tour schedule, with new dates continuing to be added. For additional dates, visit www.themalpassbrothers.com
THE MALPASS BROTHERS – 2015 TOUR DATES
03/01 – Faro, NC @ Yelverton United Methodist Church
03/27 – Fisherville, VA @ Augusta Expo (Guests with DL&Q)
03/28 – Washington, NC @ Turnage Theater (Beaufort County Arts Council)
04/10 – Smithfield, NC @ Johnston Community College
04/11 – Smithfield, NC @ Johnston Community College
04/24 – Roxboro, NC @ Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival
04/25 – Stella, NC @ White Oak Shores Bluegrass Festival
05/01 – Woodford, VA @ Mr. B’s Bluegrass Festival
05/08 – Denton, NC @ Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bluegrass Festival
05/09 – Cary, NC @ Cary Arts Center
05/16 – Fountain, NC @ R.A. Fountain Store
05/22 – Asheville, NC @ Isis Restaurant & Music Hall (CD Release Event)
05/23 – Coeburn, VA @ Ralph Stanley Bluegrass Festival
05/29 – Syria, VA @ Graves Mountain Festival of Music
06/06 – Dinwiddie, VA @ Dinwiddie Music Festival
06/19 – Lanexa, VA @ Rockahock’s Spring Bluegrass Festival
06/27 – Wake Forest, NC @ Wake Forest Renaissance Center
06/29 – Asheville, NC @ Concerts on the Quad, UNC Asheville
07/17 – Mineral, VA @ Mineral Bluegrass Festival
07/31 – Franklinton, NC @ 18th Annual PreddyFest
08/01 – Marion, VA @ Song of the Mountains, Lincoln Theater
08/14 – Amelia, VA @ Amelia Bluegrass Festival
09/12 – Roxboro, NC @ Pickin’ by the Lake, Mayo Lake Theater
10/03 – Lancaster, PA @ The Ware Center, Millersville University
10/08 – Johnson City, TN @ East Tennessee State University
10/09 – Crossville, TN @ Cumberland County Playhouse
10/10 – Chattanooga, TN @ UTC Fine Arts Center, UT Chattanooga
10/17 – Lanexa, VA @ Rockahock’s Fall Bluegrass Festival
12/05 – Bristol, TN @ Paramount Center for the Arts (Guests with DL&Q)