Chains and Stakes – Dead South

by | 4 Nov, 2023 | 5 comments

The Dead South

New Album For Dead South Chains and Stakes

The Dead South have just announced news of their new album Chains & Stakes. which is set for release on 9th February, 2023, along with their new single Tiny Wooden Box which can be seen below.

The bluegrass stalwarts start their UK tour next Friday with a sold-out Roundhouse in Camden, London and will hit the road in the USA in Spring 2024.

Following on from the release of their joint covers EPs Easy Listening for Jerks, Parts I & II early last year, which saw them reinvent classic rock anthems in their own distinctive bluegrass direction, The Dead South have now announced confirmation of their next studio album Chains & Stakes prior to the UK & Ireland tour starting later this month where they will play their largest shows to date across the country including London’s infamous Roundhouse. Chains & Stakes is the bands first original music since 2019’s critically acclaimed, Sugar & Joy

After the rousing response to their 2022 tour, which saw them venture across the US, the UK and France, this 2023 venture looks to become one of their most expansive yet. With twelve dates spread around the UK and Ireland this October, the four-piece continue to cement themselves as one of the most in-demand bluegrass groups of the modern era.

Chains and Stakes2023 for The Dead South has seen amongst other notable successes on the road, the bands 2014 single In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company achieved RIAA Certified Platinum status in USA, with the YouTube video alone now closing in on 400 million nods. With a recent sold-out debut at Nashville’s Ryan Auditorium, upcoming headlining slots at Byron Bay Bluesfest (Australia) and WinterWonderGrass Steamboat (Colorado, USA), The Dead South continue to make live music milestones on the world’s most celebrated stages and festivals across the world.

The Dead South’s new album Chains & Stakes is set for release 9th February 2023 via Six Shooter Records.

AboutThe Dead South:

The Dead South have never been about constant reinvention, but about full commitment to their own singular way. With confidence in their sound and style and trust in each other, The Dead South arrive at the cusp of explosive global success in an enviable, and well-earned, position: total autonomy. It doesn’t really matter what you call their music – progressive bluegrass, alternative Americana, country, folk and western, what matters is that this is theirs, and people from all different backgrounds, beliefs, experiences, languages and ages love it.

True blue right through, The Dead South don’t shy away from ruffling traditionalists’ feathers from time to time, as they flawlessly execute banjo rolls and lightning fast mandolin tremolos, 3-part harmonies and songs of classic themes -murder ballads, disloyalty, ghosts and the like, all with a wink and a smile. As they continue their climb to the top, The Dead South have learned an important lesson: If you’re going to be outsiders, you’d better be great.

Confirmed by the passion of their Dead South cosplaying fans, who go to concerts in the band’s signature look, this four-piece acoustic set from the middle of the Canadian prairies have found their people. Good Company, as they call themselves, is a global community of vastly dissimilar folks who might not see eye to eye, but who stand shoulder to shoulder at the gigs.

Black and white, but now with more platinum, The Dead South celebrate the RIAA Platinum Certification for “In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company” in the USA.

About Chains & Stakes:

The Dead South have grown more adventurous and assured with each album. To make their new record, they brought producer Jimmy Nutt to Mexico City, where the team wrote, recorded and empanada-ed their way through 13 songs full of plot twists, family trees, grudges, insurance scams, bacon, burials, banjo riffs and more. Where Bluegrass meets Bach meets Billy Talent, for fans of Frank Sinatra and Tool alike, you’ll find The Dead South’s Chains & Stakes. Chains & Stakes is a truly “Dead South” collection in the balance of darkness and levity that has come to define their unmistakable style.


  1. Kenneth Rouse

    Great bluegrass

  2. Zabrina Bradburn

    Love their style of music..Awesome job!

  3. Barbara Ellen Gentry

    Thank you for coming to Tulsa!!!! Hat n tank top n videos. Hell yeah.

  4. Dawn Reed

    I absolutely love their style of music 🎶

    • Phil

      Just heard some of their music, central Virginia,,, definitely something I can listen to


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