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 self-proclaimed folkgrass musicians feature narrative driven songs embellished with skilled picking and fiddling on their second album, Space and Time, set to release October 14, 2014.

     The immediate appeal of Space and Time is Sarah Vos, the golden-haired songstress who sings Dead Horses’ tuneful melodies with ease and sincerity. 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.

     From songs of protest “To A God Unknown” for spiritual freedom (“Yes, I am sinking--Yes, I am free”), to a soulful cry for self-acceptance in every “Sad Story,” Dead Horses wear their hearts proudly on their plaid sleeves. The band's musical nuances enhance Vos’ homespun tales--be it in the driving string work in “Cosmos,” which creates an atmosphere of unearthly wonder, or the soaring, fluttering fiddle in “Glitterbug.” 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.


Find our debut album "Back to Life" on iTunes!


Sept 19  10PM - Fire on Water - Milwaukee, WI

                                w/Craig Baumann (Honest Monday)

Sept 26    9PM - The Root Note - LaCrosse, WI

Sept 27    4PM - Boats and Bluegrass  - Winona, MN

                                Tallgrass Stage

Oct  2       9PM - Ed's No Name Pub - Winona, MN

Oct  3       9PM - Kathy's Pub - Rochester, MN

Oct  8       8PM - Tonic Tavern - Milwaukee, WI

Oct  9     10PM - Yield Bar - Milwaukee, WI

Oct 12      4PM - Grand Opera House - Oshkosh, WI**

                                w/Wilfret & Miss

Oct 17      9PM - House of Rock - Eau Claire, WI**

                                w/Jaybone Bell & Restless Night, Tin Can Gin

Oct 24      9PM - Mill Creek - Appleton, WI**

Oct 25      7PM - Meyer Theater - Green Bay, WI

                                w/Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

Nov 1       8PM - The Abbey - Chicago, IL

                                w/Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

Nov 8       7PM - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI

                                w/Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons

Nov 12     9PM - Miramar Theater - Milwaukee, WI**

Nov 14     9PM - Ed's No Name - Winona, MN**

Nov 15     9PM - The Other Place - Lansing, IA**

Nov 21     8PM - Lyric Room - Green Bay, WI**

Nov 22     9PM - Short Branch Saloon - Neenah, WI**

Nov 29     9PM - Harmony Bar - Madison, WI**

Dec 4        9PM - Red Line Tap - Chicago, IL**


**Denotes CD Release Show



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