MAINE'S THE MALLETT BROTHERS BAND IS A NATIONALLY TOURING COUNTRY ROCK AND ROLL / AMERICANA BAND. "Lights along the river," their most recent release, was recently named the "best album of 2015" by bluecollarsongwriting.com.
The Mallett Brothers Band is a band from Maine that plays original music. With a unique style that spans across country, rock and roll, Americana and "alt-country" genres, the band has grown a dedicated fan base across the country since releasing their debut record in 2009. With the release of their fourth studio album, "Lights Along the River," the band continues its rigorous touring schedule (playing upwards of 150 shows a year across the country), and its mission of sending genuine, heartfelt and independent music out into the world.
Over the last 6 years, The Mallett Brothers Band's busy tour schedule has helped them to build a die-hard fanbase across the U.S. while still calling the state of Maine their home. With songs that can range from alt country, to americana, honkytonk, jam or roots rock, theirs is a musical melting pot that's influenced equally by folk and singer/songwriter influences as it is by harder rock, twang and psychedelic sounds. Led by brothers Luke and Will Mallett, the band is rounded out by Adam Cogswell on drums, Nick Leen on bass, Wally on dobro and electric guitar, and Andrew Martelle on fiddle and mandolin. It's song-driven music that holds up under the lens of solitary listening, but that's equally apt to crank a room full of rockers into whiskey-fueled high gear.
TMBB has provided support for acts ranging from The Josh Abbot Band, Blackberry Smoke, Charlie Robison, and the Turnpike Troubadours, to legends like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels, and 38 Special. Their touring circuit stretches from the Appalachian to the Rocky Mountains, from Maine to Mississippi, and they've appeared in front of many fine people at some of the finest music venues in the country, including the Continental Club in Austin, the legendary Gruene Hall in New Braunfels TX, the Birchmere in Alexandria VA, the Bluebird in Nashville TN, Meadowbrook Pavilion in NH, and more.
“Lights Along The River,” the most recent release, was recorded in a remote, boat access only location in northern Maine. Many of the songs came out of the touring life, gifts of the road, while many also came from the remote and cold places the band calls home.
Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar / Luke Mallett
Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar / Will Mallett
Vocals, Guitar & Dobro / Wally
Drums / Adam Cogswell
Bass / Nick Leen
Fiddle, Mando / Andrew Martelle
"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."