These are just some of the things their fans are saying about the Malpass Brothers.
These North Carolina natives — Chris, 27 and Taylor, 23 — are the real deal in traditional country music. Touring as the opening act for music legend Merle Haggard has broadened their introduction to audiences across America, and their ArtsMarket showcase this fall ripped the barn roof off. They’ve made festival appearances in Northern Ireland and The Shetland Islands, and the title cut video from their album “Memory That Bad” topped the chart at Number Seven in CMT’s Pure Country.
Gifted musicians and songwriters, the brothers have recorded three gospel and three country music projects, and have shared the stage with artists including Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson and more.
Chris and Taylor were born to be on stage, promoting the work and music of artists they treasure while creating new music and making their own mark in the lineage of a rich cultural heritage.
“Music is what we love and it’s what we do,” says Chris. “Traditional country music is the heart and soul of what makes us who we are.”
See the Malpass Brothers live at 7:30 P.M. Saturday, March 29, at Highlands Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 and are available online at highlandspac.org or by calling (828) 526-9047. Highlands PAC is located at 507 Chestnut Street in Highlands.
Contributed by Mary Adair Leslie