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Singing Contractors w-Malpass Brothers - (June 02, 2020)

Showtime: 7:30pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm
Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 -$29.95 -$34.95 -$49.95 -$59.95 | Dinner and Theater -$37.95 -$47.95 -$52.95 -$67.95 -$77.95   (plus tax & fees)
This Concert will be held at the Blue Gate Performing Arts Center

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The Singing Contractors

Hi person reading this (yes, we are talking to you)-we are Josh Arnett and Aaron Gray, and we are accidentally known as "The Singing Contractors" (thanks to the many fans online that gave us this name after hearing these 2 good ole boys sing). We' re guessing you know this already...but we actually do come from a long line of hammer-holders and super-singers (a big thanks to mom and dad for passing on the lucky genes). We are Indiana boys who get together on the jobsite and belt out a tune every once in a while. We are indeed contractors and as the scars on our hands can prove, we work hard. We love God and family and we are humbled that so many people l ove to hear us sing (thanks to the BIG BEARDS we wear...they help filter out the flat notes!) Click the button below to read our "official bio"-we think its boring...but read on if you must...and thank you for checking us out. We invite you to "join the Crew."

The Malpass Brothers

As young boys, Christopher and Taylor Malpass soaked up the music of their granddad's phonograph records. Christopher earned his first talent show trophy at age 7, and Taylor was playing mandolin by the time he was 10. Today, they promote the work and music of classic country artists they treasure while creating new music and making their own mark in the lineage of a rich American cultural heritage. With sincerity, honesty and an utter ease on stage that belies their years, their smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship layer infectiously into the deep respect they pay to legends who have paved the way. Add the funny, off-the-cuff quips between the two 20-something siblings, and the engaging concert becomes a magnetic time-traveling journey to when a calmer rhythm reigned supreme. The Malpass Brothers toured with the late Don Helms, former steel guitarist for Hank Williams, have opened for music legend Merle Haggard on multiple tours and appeared on stages from the Shetland Islands to Ryman Auditorium to Merlefest. Gifted musicians and songwriters, the brothers have shared billing with artists including Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson and more. The title cut video from their "Memory That Bad" album hit CMT Pure Country's Top Ten. Their most recent self-titled recording, produced by bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson, was released by Crossroads' Organic Records in 2015. If you like cornbread & hush puppies, you're gonna love the Malpass Brothers. If you like sweet tea, barbecue & collards, you're gonna love the Malpass Brothers. If you like clean fresh air over a freshly-plowed field, if you like a great big ol' corn puddin' at a homecoming covered dish, you're gonna love the Malpass Brothers. That's a promise. (And you don't lie about a covered dish supper.) This is the real deal, folks. There is no pretense. This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Sr. & others. Count on classic, real country. Count on new Malpass tunes. Count on a couple of old-time traditional gospels. Count on their probably coming down into the house at intermission and asking what you'd like to hear. Count on giggles and ribbing between brothers, along with daddy on the bass, who's bound to be thinking, "What the hell are they doing now?" Count on some big, high man hair, and maybe an Elvis twitch or two. Count on lines at the CD table... and count on logging on to see where they'll be next. :)