A timeless roots sound
Back from the Friday night bill at the 2018 Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Dead Horses is vocalist/guitarist Sarah Vos and vocalist/bassist Daniel Wolff, sometimes augmented by other musicians as needed. Originally hailing from a small Wisconsin town made world famous by a pair of overalls (Oshkosh, B'Gosh), the now Milwaukee-based folk band have cultivated a sensibility beyond their years due in part to the powerful literary force that is frontwoman and songwriter Vos. Raised on Bible hymns by her preacher father, she has a backstory that sounds more like that of an old bluesman from the Mississippi Delta than that of a young folk singer from Wisconsin. Despite their youth, Dead Horses have crafted a timeless sound, informed as much by modern Americana as it is by traditional roots music. They've worked with producer Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) who later invited the band to his studio to record the album, "Cartoon Moon." They return to Michigan with a new album, "My Mother the Moon." Benjamin Jaffe of HONEYHONEY is special guest.