The Dead South is a folk-bluegrass musical group formed in 2012 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Nate Hilts and Danny Kenyon came up with the idea of a “rockin’ stompin’ bluegrass band” in 2012 while playing together in a short-lived alternative grunge band. After the grunge band’s demise, Colton Crawford (banjo) and Scott Pringle (mandolin, guitar) joined what would become the band The Dead South.
They ended up creating their own version of the bluegrass genre. They strive to have a satirical take on the genre while remaining true to it.
The band’s popularity increased greatly starting in 2016 after the YouTube video accompanying the song In Hell, I’ll Be In Good Company from their 2014 debut album was released.
N. B. Bluegrass is a musical style of American origin that is a branch of country music. The term bluegrass comes from the name of the musical group led by Bill Monroe: The Blue Grass Boys, whose name is itself inspired by the nickname of the state of Kentucky (the Bluegrass State).