CANCELLED! Brother Dege, Adam Faucett, Banjiboi
CANCELLED. Please note:
This date is cancelled, and will be rescheduled at a future time.
Fri July 22 8:00 PM doors 21+ show Cattivo 146 44th St. Lawrenceville
BROTHER DEGE https://brotherdege.net/
with Adam Faucett https://www.adamfaucett.com/
and Banjiboi https://banjiboi.com/
Grammy-nominated Brother Dege Legg ("Too Old to Die Young" from Quentin Tarantinos Django Unchained) is one of the best-kept secrets in Louisiana: a musician, writer (Louisiana Press Award 2004, 2008), outsider artist, and heir to a long line of enigmatic characters birthed in slaughterhouses of the Deep South.
Its been a wild ride for this boy. Like the mad love child of Son House and William Faulkner, Legg has burned a colorful trail through the Promised Land, working odd jobs, hitchhiking, studying philosophy, and writing books while passionately championing the swampy quirks of Deep South.
Growing up, there were few promising opportunities for young man of Leggs eccentric stripe in Cajun country and things eventually got difficult and strange: chronic bouts of depression,
habitual drug use, clashes with local pecking orders and prejudices, and arrests soon became routine.
During one gloomy episode - deflated and broke - Legg climbed the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge, determined to dive into the next life, but after a last minute change of heart, he humbly climbed back down and vowed to find a better way to exist. He immediately drove himself to rehab in a stolen Camaro and rededicated himself to creative pursuits, namely songwriting and writing.
He soon formed the rock band Santeria who had a 10-year run of chaos and bedeviled kookiness (1994-2004). After four albums, they disbanded in an anarchic heap of bad luck, poverty, exhaustion, and voodoo curses they suspected were cast on the band to hasten their demise.
Legg spent the next year living in low-rent motels and trailer parks, writing new songs that tapped into the haunting style of the Delta Blues greats. With an odd ease, the songs poured out, spitting new life into the genre, not by hackneyed imitation, but by infusing original
Delta-slide songs with his own experience of growing up in the Deep Southyoung, white, alienated, and lost.
Leggs Robert Johnson-on-Thorazine-style slide work paired with his droning-rural psychedelia brought the backwoods sounds of Louisiana to life while remaining firmly rooted in the troubled and death-obsessed masters. This batch of songs became the first Brother Dege release, the now critically-acclaimed Folk Songs of the American Longhair (2010) - a record that Quentin Tarantino later referred to as almost like a greatest hits album of new Delta blues.
Home-recorded in Alan Lomax-like austerity, the album delivered postmodern tales of desperate southerners, apocalyptic prophecies, midnight angels, hippie drifters, burning
barns, and the endless ghosts that haunt the history the Deep South. Quietly self-released with no distribution, no representation, and absolutely no hype, Folk Song of the American
Longhair quickly earned 4-star reviews (UNCUT) and gained the attention of numerous tastemakers in film and TV, scoring sync placements on Discovery Channels After the Catch, Nat Geos Hard Riders, womens cycling documentary Half the Road, Netflixs The Afflicted, and most notably hand-picked by Quentin Tarantino for inclusion in the movie and soundtrack to Django Unchained.
Brother Dege quickly expanded his cinematic vision of the South with two follow-up albums: How to Kill a Horse (2013) and Scorched Earth Policy (2015). Teaming with otherworldly slide
guitars, country psych, barn burning anthems, the tradition continues with his latest release Farmers Almanac (2018), a sprawling, southern concept album that further explores the unique mysteries of small towns.
Brother Deges latest album is the critically acclaimed Farmers Almanac, an 11-track, southern gothic journey that explores escapism, class structure, and the opiated dark side of Americas
small town rural communities. Brother Deges fourth album swarms with otherworldly slide guitars, rustic psychedelia, possessed barn burners, and swamp-drenched cinematic songcraft. Farmers Almanac is a southern concept album that connects on an almost
secretive, metaphysical level.
146 44th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|