"...Over five independently released LPs—the sixth, Vive l’Acadie! is due June 15—the Malletts refined their sound, bringing in fiddle, dobro, mandolin, lots of Telecasters and a little bit of twang to capture the “frontier mentality” that not only runs through Maine but all of America’s wide-open spaces..." - Relix Magazine
The Mallett Brothers Band is an independent rock and roll / Americana / country band from Maine. Their busy tour schedule since forming in 2009 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 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.."
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 Mallett Brothers Band includes:
Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar / Luke Mallett
Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar / Will Mallett
Vocals, Guitar & Dobro / Wally
Vocals, Drums / Chuck Gagne
Bass / Nick Leen
Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar / Andrew Martelle
"Founded in 2009, The Mallett Brothers Band have had multiple lineup changes and stylistic shifts over the years, but they’ve remained steadfast in delivering heartfelt songs with emotional lyricism, vivid imagery, and dynamic musical tones, all of which are evident on their upcoming release, Vive L’Acadie!" - No Depression
"Gutsy country rock" - Americana UK
"Americana music is many things, but it’s not typically known as an ethnic stew. But on Vive L’Acadie, The Mallett Brothers Band, sporting influences from Northern New England, French-speaking Canada, the Cajun South, Texas and even Ireland, has cooked up a sort of poutine gumbo that’s spicy enough to melt your turntable." - Americana Highways
"The sound of The Mallett Brothers Band comes from deep within the pines of Maine. The embodiment of a flannel clad morning chill and a bit of sap and dirt caked on the knees of your favorite well worn denim." - Red Line Roots
"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." - Sam Pfeifle (Portland Phoenix)
"It’s like William Faulkner has been resurrected with an electric guitar in hand." - Bill Copeland Music News