Event Details

The Malpass Brothers

Friday, March 29, 2019
7:30 PM
Gunderson Stiles Concert Hall

1315 11th Street, Monroe

Country authenticity lives in the music of the Malpass Brothers like yellow in the sun.  They are country sunshine.
- Tom Netherland, Bristol Herald Courier


These guys just don't sound retro...they are retro.
teeped in traditional country music, Christopher and Taylor Malpass feature a smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship while performing in the styles of Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins and Hank Williams, Sr. They promote the work and music of the classic country artists they treasure, while creating new music and making their own mark on the rich, cultural lineage of genuine country music.

With sincerity, honesty, and an utter ease on stage that belies their years, their smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship layer the deep respect they pay legends who have paved the way. Add the funny quips between the two 20-something year old siblings, and the engaging concert becomes a journey when a calmer rhythm reigned supreme.

The Malpass Brothers have opened for music legend Merle Haggard on multiple tours. The brothers have shared billing with country music legends like Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson, and more.

The new documentary film The Malpass Brothers: Heading Home, telling the story of NC’s fast-rising country music artists from Goldsboro, NC had its public television broadcast premiere on Thursday, June 7 on UNC-TV North Carolina Public Media.

Heading Home is the story of how two talented young NC musicians are building a career in the tradition of music from a time before they were born. Christopher Malpass and his younger brother, Taylor, began playing and singing the songs of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and the Louvin Brothers before they were even out of middle school. They have since toured for several years with the late Merle Haggard and have performed across the US and in Europe. Their latest CD and live performance DVD was recorded at their hometown Paramount Theatre in Goldsboro, NC during production of this documentary. Even with an ever-growing schedule of concert appearances, both Christopher and Taylor hold on to their ‘day jobs’ with understanding employers back home and are active members of their local communities.

Minnow Media producers Donna Campbell and Georgann Eubanks, who have produced Emmy Award-winning documentaries, followed the Malpass Brothers almost a year-and-a-half during the course of making this film. The band traveled more than 20,000 miles to 50 performances and began to consider moving to Nashville as a next step. The one-hour documentary takes a look at how the brothers struggled with that decision. It also reveals their family background and how their home town helped to shape them — including candid interviews with family, fans, employers, teachers, and even their hair dresser who ‘stays away’ from those sideburns!