Bluegrass Thursdays At Cervantes' Other Side Presents: Dead Horses

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Dead Horses is a young acoustic band with a cultivated folk sensibility well beyond their years. Hailing from a small Wisconsin town made world famous by a pair of overalls, the Oshkosh, WI based troupe craft powerful coming of age narratives sung by the alluring golden-haired songstress Sarah Vos.

"Dead Horses has a sound equally beautiful and effortless."
-Stephanie Elkins, "Simply Folk" Wisconsin Public Radio

"...and the amazing old soul voice of Sarah Vos, evocative of First Aid Kit’s Klara Soderberg. However, you also have the feeling that her lungs could burst open a la Susan Tedeschi or Melissa Etheridge and blow us all down."
-Rachael Nachtwey, 91.7 WSUM FM

"Dead Horses has become a prominent fixture in Wisconsin’s blossoming music scene. An American folk aesthetic enhanced by a youthful twist, not unlike the early work of fellow midwesterner Sufjan Stevens."
-Audrey Piehl, "The Badger Herald"

Following the release of their second album 'Space and Time' in 2014, Dead Horses have been touring tirelessly across the Midwest to glowing review, including shows with Brooklyn folksters Swear & Shake, Wisconsin troubadour Cory Chisel and Minneapolis newgrassers Pert Near Sandstone.

'Space and Time' is continuing to receive critical support from college and AAA non-commercial stations, including live Dead Horses in-studio performances on "Simply Folk" Wisconsin Public Radio, "Lake Effects" Milwaukee Public Radio, 91.1FM The Avenue (Fox Cities), 90.3FM KFAI (Minneapolis) and 91.7 WMSE (Milwaukee) and 88.9FM Radio Milwaukee. The latter recently awarded "Space and Time" during their 2014 Radio Milwaukee Awards ceremony.

"Throughout, 'Space and Time' showcases instrumental virtuosity, masterful songwriting, and heartfelt soul--an overwhelmingly impressive album."
-Those Who Dig

Vos (whose musical influence reads like most early-American folk musicians) was raised by a preacher father and spent a good part of her childhood singing bible hymns. Her gospel, living free and unapologetically, is supported with conviction by Tim McIlree on fiddle and mandolin, Peter Raboin on acoustic guitar and Daniel Wolff on double bass.

"Beautiful harmonies, great playing and song-writing"
- Steve March-Tormé, 91.1FM The Avenue

Musical cues on 'Space and Time' range from old-time porch songs “Lay Me Down” and “I Will Walk,” complete with four-part harmonies, to the blues-influenced strut in “Old Soul,” to the sweet, summery feel of “Tops” and “ I Am Not.” The versatility of Space and Time creates a wonderfully captivating album that is a welcomed addition to the canon of folk music.

Since forming in 2010, Dead Horses have performed more than 400 shows across the Midwest and have re-emerged, focused and determined, as a quartet since releasing their debut album, 'Back to Life,' in 2012.

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