The Mallett Brothers Band
: 'LAND' Album Release Show - Sponsored by Baxter Brewing
with Eastbound Jesus
Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 9:00 PM EDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
Asylum, Portland, ME
21 years and over
The Mallett Brothers Band is a country rock band from Portland, Maine fronted by the two sons of legendary singer-songwriter David Mallett. Since forming in 2009, the band has been "gobbling up accolades like sunflower seeds," in the words of their hometown newspaper, the Portland Press Herald. Sweeping the Portland Phoenix "Best Music Poll" awards each year since forming, the band has gathered a total of 8 awards from the Phoenix, including "Best Local Band" (2), "Best Live Act" (2), "Best Local Album" (2), "Best Song," and "Best Roots Act." Other accolades include first prize at the Oxford Rockin' Country Showdown in 2011, nominations for "Best Maine Act" in the 2011 New England Music Awards, and appearances in numerous local and national "Best of 2011" lists this past year.
Frequent appearances in national as well as international magazines, blogs, podcasts, and radio programs have contributed to a fiercely loyal fan base that has fueled the band's rigorous touring schedule -- they're regarded as one of the hardest touring bands in New England and beyond, with their touring circuit stretching from the northernmost tip of Maine to the woods of southern Tennessee.
TMBB has opened up for the likes of .38 Special, Travis Tritt and Josh Thompson, and shared a bill with Phil Lesh & Bob Weir, Drive By Truckers, Jakob Dylan and more at the 2010 Nateva Festival, as well as the Deftones, Bassnectar.
“One of the most popular and talked about bands in Maine in some years. Sales, gigs all prove these guys are kitchen table material now. Sons of former 80's Maine singer/songwriter breakout, David Mallett; Will and Luke take from the ropes laid down by dad, while whip cracking their own blend of Americana roots and outlawish country rock that’s acceptable by most people who can't stand country, like myself. Its Maine music not from the lobster traps, but the back roads where trucks have over 200,000 miles on them and no ones ever read Stephen King. While Mumford plays to freshmen college kids and caravan moms; The Mallett Brothers Band can shake the planks on a porch with a bottle of whiskey and a washboard or get a club in downtown Portland stomping the floors while holding Schlitz pounders. I've seen both shows. Equally as impressive. Feel free to pair them with Mumford though, or Deer Tick, Wilco or John Doe. This isn't a throw away local band who has high hopes. The Mallett Brothers Band is a band who are already something pretty big. This is just the process now of them touring around allowing people to realize what they've been missing.” - MARK CURDO, WCYY 94.3
"I guarantee you a kick-ass time, a hangover, and a crush that won't quit." - DELI MAGAZINE
"Makes you want to scream at people to make them aware of the awesomeness they are more than likely missing." - NO DEPRESSION