MAINE'S THE MALLETT BROTHERS BAND IS A NATIONALLY TOURING COUNTRY ROCK AND ROLL / AMERICANA BAND. "THE FALLING OF THE PINE," their most recent release, CELEBRATES MAINE HISTORY BY REIMAGINING A COLLECTION OF 19TH CENTURY MAINE FOLK SONGS.
The Mallett Brothers Band's busy tour schedule over the past seven years has helped them to build a dedicated fanbase across the U.S. and beyond while still calling the state of Maine their home. With a style that can ranges from alt-country to Americana, country, jam and roots rock, theirs is a musical melting pot that's influenced equally by the singer/songwriter tradition as by harder rock, classic country and psychedelic sounds. Texas Hill Country Explore Magazine calls them “New England’s wildly eclectic crew of genre rebels.” Bill Copeland Music News says “Combining their authentic roots rock sound with a reflective lyrical style that perceives stories on the level of epic myth, it’s like William Faulkner has been resurrected with an electric guitar in hand.."
While remaining fully independent, The Mallett Brothers Band has performed at some of the country’s top venues and festivals, including Austin Texas’s famed Continental Club; Alexandria, Virginia’s Birchmere (sharing the stage with Oklahoma red-dirt rockers The Turnpike Troubadors), New Hampshire’s Meadowbrook Pavilion (opening for The Allman Brothers Band, and again opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd); Nashville’s Bluebird; and Little Rock’s The Rev Room, to name a few. Festival appearances include FloydFest (Virginia), Hop Jam (Vermont), Nateva (Maine), The New England Country Music Festival (New Hampshire), Eastbound Throwdown (New York), and many more.
“The Falling of the Pine,” the band's most recent release, reimagines a group of 19th Century Maine folk songs collected in the 1927 book "Minstrelsy of Maine."
The Mallett Brothers Band includes:
Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar / Luke Mallett
Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar / Will Mallett
Vocals, Guitar & Dobro / Wally
Drums / Chuck Gagne
Bass / Nick Leen
Fiddle, Mando / Andrew Martelle
"The drama of roaring rapids, the danger of 1,000 floating logs and the sorrow of an old man dying alone in a cabin... With this record ["The Falling of the Pine"], the Malletts do for Maine woods songs what Boston’s Dropkicks do for Celtic punk: They punch it into high gear." - Bob Keyes (Portland Press Herald)
"When we first listen to a band, our brain reflexively logs them under the most fitting genre masthead, waiting for the next time your itch for “noise-core goth rock” needs to be scratched. Rare are the bands that challenge the inexorable classification by playing whatever the hell they want. Take a gamble to overthrow the whole system by listening to New England’s wildly eclectic crew of genre rebels, The Mallett Brothers Band." -Texas Hill Country Explore
"I’ve been waiting for an album like this for years." - Bluecollarsongwriting.com
"This band projects a self-assuredness that's infectious in a world where it's becoming harder and harder to find things that are real and genuine."
"It’s like William Faulkner has been resurrected with an electric guitar in hand."