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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Brother Dege - Farmer's Almanac - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Farmer's Almanac, from Brother Dege and it's a more refined progression on his earlier foundations. Opening with Partial To Bitters, a somber instrumental, Dege crafts a very interesting fabric of music on guitar and slide joined by Doug Belote on drums and Kent Beatty on bass. The Shakedown has a really strong feel with Greg Travasos on kick drum and Deje on vocal and resonator. The drumming by Travasos and the frenzied playing by Deje really gets this one cranked up. The Ballad of Ingo Swann is a solid rocker with powerful vocals and a jagged beat and almost UK euro rock feel making this a definite stand out track. Laredo is on of my favorites on the release with swampy rock roots and penetrating slide work. Very nice. Wrapping the release is Partial To Bitters Pt. II. As it begins ... so it ends with a haunting melody and well crafted scenes. Very cool. 

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Brother Dege - Scorched Earth Policy: Deluxe - New Release Review

I just received the newest release, Scorched Earth Policy: Deluxe, from Brother Dege and it's a smart blend of swamp blues, rock, pop and psychedelia. Opening with Set It Off, a marching rocker, Dege's slide work paired with intense drumming and sonic vocals makes this a natural radio track. With a more rural feel, Pay No Mind has the sound of the pure south utilizing slide resonator behind solid vocals and basic rudimentary percussion. Somewhere has a polished feel with a cool bass line from Ian Guidros and supporting drums from Greg Travasos. Dege's vocals and guitar work are almost hypnotic. Day I Was Born has a real somber melody accompanied by resonator slide and including guitar work by Howie Wells and Danny Devillier on drums. This is a cool track with a heavy feel, kind of like a southern Led Zep. Black Sabbath's Supernaut has a lively almost European feel. Lead slide resonator and a solid drum beat moves this track. Yellabone is an interesting composition bouncing Dege's best vocals against backing vocals and a simple acoustic slide guitar. It has an interesting mix of acoustic rural and city rock sounds. Slide guitar anthem, Tower of Babel, has an intriguing melody and rhythm with an almost eastern feel. Rocker, Revolution has an electronica mix. Soundscapes, echo, drums, vocals and guitar weave nicely into a club like mix. Souls Of The Darklands has a warm but rugged sound carried by Devillier on drums and Dege's spot on vocal lead. Slide resonator accompaniment blends nicely with the vocals making this a really nice anthem... a movie closer for the right movie. Devillier really gets the skins in order leading the way on Calabasas with dynamic free form psychedelia guitar work by Dege. Excellent! Jones For War has a fairly mainstream feel with a straight up melody, acoustic guitar and harp. This is a real nice composition that should see cross media exposure. Wrapping the release is Way Of The Lamb a track that has a familiar early american feel and what sounds like a sitar giving it an unsettling feel. This is a cool release of tracks unlike what you'll likely find anywhere else. It's a cool listen and a fun ride... oh and check out the cover...it's a trip!
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Monday, June 22, 2015

BROTHER DEGE'S NEW "SCORCHED EARTH POLICY: DELUXE" CD OUT 7/24! 2 VINYL REISSUES OUT 7/10!




BROTHER DEGE'S "SCORCHED EARTH POLICY: DELUXE EDITION" OUT JULY 24TH ON CD & DIGITAL!

BROTHER DEGE'S FIRST TWO ACCLAIMED ALBUMS FOLK SONGS OF THE AMERICAN LONGHAIR & HOW TO KILL A HORSE TO BE REISSUED ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME JULY 10TH VIA MAGIC BULLET RECORDS!

CLASSIC ROCK PREMIERES BROTHER DEGE'S NEW TRACK "SOMEWHERE" CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!

BROTHER DEGE KICKS-OFF U.S. SUMMER TOUR DATES JUNE 24TH IN SAN ANTONIO!


The Deep South's forgotten son comes banging out of the gates with his third album under the Brother Dege moniker, Scorched Earth Policy: Deluxe, morphing his signature Delta, sonic-slide sound (as heard in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained official soundtrack) into the psyouthern, psych swamposphere. Joined by his touring band, The Brethren, Brother Dege & Co. push these 12 tracks into rural cinematic realms, adding their post-millennial update to the southern rock & roll lexicon. 

Following his two previous acclaimed solo efforts (2009's Folk Songs Of The American Longhair & 2013's How To Kill A HorseBrother Dege released a unique 19-track digital-only "summer mixtape" last year entitled Scorched Earth Policy, featuring a mix of newly recorded studio songs, demos, covers and field recordings. Now Dege has updated it into a more cohesive studio album, Scorched Earth Policy: Deluxe paring down some of the rougher demos and field recordings and has added four new studio tracks to it. This is the first time any of these 12 songs will be available on CD. 

Brother Dege's Scorched Earth Policy: Deluxe Edition will be available July 24, 2015 on CD and digital formats.

SCORCHED EARTH POLICY: DELUXE TRACK LISTING
(* new studio tracks)
1. Set It Off
2. Pay No Mind *
3. Somewhere *
4. Day I Was Born
5. Supernaut
6. Yellabone
7. Tower Of Babel
8. Revolution
9. Souls of the Darklands *
10. Calabasas *
11. Jones For War
12. Way of the Lamb

In addition, Magic Bullet Records will be reissuing Brother Dege's two critically acclaimed first studio albums, Folk Songs Of The American Longhair & How To Kill A Horse, on July 10th on vinyl for the first time. Director Tarantino had this to say about the former album, "Frankly, every track on the Brother Dege CD could have been in the movie [Django Unchained]. It works and has a badass score sound to it. Almost every song could be a theme song. It’s like a greatest hits album.”

BROTHER DEGE 2015 TOUR DATES:
June 24 - 502 Bar - San Antonio, TX 
June 26 - Shipping and Receiving Bar - Ft. Worth, TX
July 10 - Southgate House Revival - Newport, KY
July 11 - Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill - Grand Rapids, MI 
July 16 - Machines With Magnets - Pawtucket, RI
July 17 - The Barn (Restaurant & Tavern) - Pawlet, VT
July 18 - Donovan's - Bellows Falls, VT
July 20 - Sweet Afton - Astoria, NY (SOLO)
July 21 - Grand Victory, Brooklyn, NY
July 24 - 10th Avenue Burrito - Belmar, NJ
July 25 - Shepherdstown Opera House - Shepherdstown, WV
August 3 - WDVX Blue Plate Special, Knoxville Visitors Center - Knoxville, TN 
August 4 - Sleepy Owl Brewery - Kingsport, TN
August 5 Awendaw Green Barn Jam - Awendaw, SC
August 6 - Rusty Rudder - Mt. Pleasant, SC
August 7 - Palmetto Brewing Dock Series - Charleston, SC
August 8 - L L Creek Bar - Waycross, GA
August 21 - Blue Moon Saloon - Lafayette, LA
(MORE DATES HERE & ABROAD TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!)


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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

BROTHER DEGE RELEASES NEW "SCORCHED EARTH POLICY: DELUXE" STUDIO ALBUM ON CD JULY 24TH!

DIFFUSER.FM PREMIERES BROTHER DEGE'S NEW TRACK "PAY NO MIND"! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
 
BROTHER DEGE CURRENTLY ON MAJOR EUROPEAN TOUR / U.S. SUMMER TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
 
 
The Deep South's forgotten son comes banging out of the gates with his third album under the Brother Dege moniker, Scorched Earth Policy: Deluxe, morphing his signature Delta, sonic-slide sound (as heard in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained official soundtrack) into the psyouthern, psych swamposphere. Joined by his touring band, The Brethren, Brother Dege & Co. push these 12 tracks into rural cinematic realms, adding their post-millennial update to the southern rock & roll lexicon. 

Following his two previous acclaimed solo efforts (2009's Folk Songs Of The American Longhair & 2013's How To Kill A HorseBrother Dege released a unique 19-track digital-only "summer mixtape" last year entitled Scorched Earth Policy, featuring a mix of newly recorded studio songs, demos, covers and field recordings. Now Dege has updated it into a more cohesive studio album, Scorched Earth Policy: Deluxe paring down some of the rougher demos and field recordings and has added four new studio tracks to it. This is the first time any of these 12 songs will be available on CD. 

Brother Dege's Scorched Earth Policy: Deluxe will be available July 24, 2015 on CD and digital formats.
 
SCORCHED EARTH POLICY: DELUXE TRACK LISTING
(* new studio tracks)
1. Set It Off
2. Pay No Mind *
3. Somewhere *
4. Day I Was Born
5. Supernaut
6. Yellabone
7. Tower Of Babel
8. Revolution
9. Souls of the Darklands *
10. Calabasas *
11. Jones For War
12. Way of the Lamb
 
 
BROTHER DEGE 2015 TOUR DATES:
GERMANY, AUSTRIA, LUXEMBOURG
BROTHER DEGE & THE BROTHERHOOD OF BLUES
06.05.15 Heiligenhaus – Der Club 
08.05.15 Fürstenfeldbruck – Veranstaltungsforum 
09.05.15 Bitburg – Eröffnung Kultursommer, Open-Air-Bühne auf dem Spittel
10.05.15 Langenfeld – Schauplatz
12.05.15 Kaiserslautern – Kammgarn, Cotton Club
13.05.15 Langenau – Pfleghof 
14.05.15 CH-Aarau – KIFF
15.05.15 A-Hard – Kammgarn 
16.05.15 Oelsnitz/Vogtl. - Katharinenkirche 
17.05.15 Ilmtal (Thüringen) - Saal Kleinhettstedt 
18.05.15 Ingolstadt – KKB Neue Welt 
19.05.15 Waldkraiburg – Haus der Kultur 
20.05.15 Wetzlar – Franzis
21.05.15 Unna – Lindenbrauerei
22.05.15 Torgau – Kulturbastion

FRANCE
23.05.15 Strasbourg, France, La Popartiserie

HOLLAND
BROTHER DEGE & THE BROTHERHOOD
24.05.15 Wilhelmina - Eindhoven
25.05.15 (Place TBA) - Drachten 
29.05.15 Sniester, (Den Haag) Netherlands
30.05.15 EKKO, Utrecht, Netherlands
31.05.15 - De Hip - Deventer 
03.06.15 - Vera - Groningen 
05.06.15 Volt Club, Sittard, 
06.06.15 Blues Festival, Leeuwarden
(U.S. SUMMER DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!)
 
 
HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT BROTHER DEGE:
"Frankly, every track on the Brother Dege CD could have been in the movie [Django Unchained]. It works and has a badass score sound to it. Almost every song could be a theme song. It’s like a greatest hits album. But this song 'Too Old to Die Young'... it’s pretty damn badass. And it’s used in the movie in a pretty damn badass way, I’ve got to say.” - QUENTIN TARANTINO
 “Fans of slide guitar, Southern gothic, or plain old rock & roll attitude need to run, not walk, and check out Brother Dege ASAP. Brother Dege is a case study in how one guy with a steel guitar and minimal accompaniment can out-rock a roomful of electric bombast, given the right songs, the right skills, and the right voice. Brother Dege has‘em all.” – POPMATTERS
 “[Four Stars] In lesser hands all this might easily sound contrived, but instead it’s genuinely powerful and compelling stuff. 'The Girl Who Wept Stones' and 'Dead & Gone' might have been ripped from the Son House songbook, though the seven-minute epic 'House of the Dying Sun' is the real keeper.” – UNCUT
 “Both ancient and modern, like an indie rock cover of something Lomax may have recorded a hundred years ago.” – BLOGCRITICS
 "... an updated perspective of the age-old Delta blues." - OFFBEAT MAGAZINE
 “Brother Dege brings the ghosts of kudzu-covered swamp rats to life in your speakers.  Find the darkest spot in your backyard, light some candles and turn it up.” – THE BIG TAKEOVER
 “... in the slide guitar Delta blues tradition, but with Legg’s own twist.” – CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

BROTHER DEGE TO TOUR IN SUPPORT OF NEW "SCORCHED EARTH POLICY" 19-TRACK DIGITAL MIXTAPE!


BROTHER DEGE HITS THE ROAD IN SUPPORT OF HIS NEW
"SCORCHED EARTH POLICY" DIGITAL SUMMER MIXTAPE OUT NOW!
 
DEGE SHARES HIS NEW SONG "SET IT OFF"


Ever since his music has been featured in Quentin Tarantino's film Django Unchained as well as the Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel, Brother Dege (AKA Dege Legg) can no longer lay claim to being "one of the best kept secrets in the Deep South." Dege is a musician, writer, workingman and heir to a long line of unusual characters born and raised in the southern U.S. Like the mad lovechild of Son House, Faulkner and Patti Smith, Legg has burned a crooked trail to the Promised Land. Avoiding traditional career paths, he has spent as much time exploring the backwoods weirdness of his home state as he has forging his own brand of incendiary, "psyouthern" roots music. The journeys are parallel. Since the late '90s, Dege has pushed slide, resonators, and the Deep South, kicking and screaming into the 21st century, melding elements of folk, Delta blues, punk, rock, metal, hippie ragas and outlaw county into one blasted, raw whole.

Following his two previous acclaimed solo efforts (2009's Folk Songs Of The American Longhair & last year's How To Kill A HorseBrother Dege is now set to release a unique 19-track digital "summer mixtape" entitled Scorched Earth Policy, featuring a mix of newly recorded studio songs, demos, covers and field recordings.

Dege explains the idea behind his new digital mixtape project, "I'm a big fan of southern rap culture, especially DJ Screw (Houston) and screw tapes. I love how hip-hop has bred this vibrant mixtape culture, rapping over each other's beats and songs.  Some of the songs are raw and unmastered and of varying quality, but I love that."

"In no way am I trying to rap, I'm paying tribute to the culture of the modern south and mix tapes, and just applying that idea to the realm of the slide guitar, delta blues and experimentalism."

"In the modern world of Pro-tools recording, there's an overemphasis on things being perfect. Things do not have to be perfect.  Much of this obsession with perfection has sucked the soul out of a lot of bands.  New music can be raw and flawed - warts and all - and still releasable to the public."

Brother Dege's Scorched Earth Policy summer mixtape is available now digitally through iTunes & CD Baby.
 
BROTHER DEGE "SCORCHED EARTH POLICY" TOUR:
June 19 - Mud & Water, Baton Rouge, LA
June 20 - Beatniks, New Orleans, LA
June 21 - Green Bar, Tuscaloosa, AL
June 22 - The Nick, Birmingham, AL
June 25 - Ashley Street Station, Valdosta, GA
June 27 - LL Creek, Waycross, GA
June 28 - Flicker Bar, Athens, GA
July 3 - Tin Roof, Charleston, SC
July 5 - Double Door, Charlotte, NC
July 10 - Pour House, Raleigh, NC
July 19 - Blue Moon Saloon, Lafayette, LA
July 25  - Hi-Tone, Memphis, TN
July 26 - The Studio (BAA), Memphis, TN
(more dates to be announced soon)

SCORCHED EARTH POLICY - SUMMER MIX TAPE TRACK LISTING
01 Scorched Earth Intro (New Song)
02 Set It Off  (New Song)
03 The Day I Was Born  (New Song)
04 Yellabone  (New Song)
05 Tower of Babel  (New Song)
06 Revolution  (New Song)
07 Supernaut (Black Sabbath cover)
08 Powerline  (Husker Du cover)
09 The Zatan Boys (Spoken word reading of the Dege Legg’s book The Battle Hymn of the Good Ol’HIllbilly Zatan Boys)
10 Jones For War (Demo)
11 Speaking Tongues (Demo)
12 Way of the Lamb (Demo)
13 Haunted Heart (Demo)
14 Bombs Away (Demo)
15 Flower Power Chain Gang (Demo)
16 Promised Land (Demo)
17 Operation- Have U Never Been Mellow (Field Recording)
18 Mamou (Field Recording)
19 Yinning on a Yang (Field Recording)
 
 
HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT BROTHER DEGE:
"Frankly, every track on the Brother Dege CD could have been in the movie [Django Unchained]. It works and has a badass score sound to it. Almost every song could be a theme song. It’s like a greatest hits album. But this song 'Too Old to Die Young'... it’s pretty damn badass. And it’s used in the movie in a pretty damn badass way, I’ve got to say.” - QUENTIN TARANTINO
 “Fans of slide guitar, Southern gothic, or plain old rock & roll attitude need to run, not walk, and check out Brother Dege ASAP. Brother Dege is a case study in how one guy with a steel guitar and minimal accompaniment can out-rock a roomful of electric bombast, given the right songs, the right skills, and the right voice. Brother Dege has‘em all.” – POPMATTERS
 “[Four Stars] In lesser hands all this might easily sound contrived, but instead it’s genuinely powerful and compelling stuff. 'The Girl Who Wept Stones' and 'Dead & Gone' might have been ripped from the Son House songbook, though the seven-minute epic 'House of the Dying Sun' is the real keeper.” – UNCUT
 “Both ancient and modern, like an indie rock cover of something Lomax may have recorded a hundred years ago.” – BLOGCRITICS
 "... an updated perspective of the age-old Delta blues." - OFFBEAT MAGAZINE
 “Brother Dege brings the ghosts of kudzu-covered swamp rats to life in your speakers.  Find the darkest spot in your backyard, light some candles and turn it up.” – THE BIG TAKEOVER
 “... in the slide guitar Delta blues tradition, but with Legg’s own twist.” – CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE 
FOR MORE INFO ON BROTHER DEGE:

Sunday, April 21, 2013

BROTHER DEGE HITS THE ROAD FOR SPRING/SUMMER TOUR! FREE MP3 OF HIS COVER OF BLACK SABBATH'S "SUPERNAUT"

 
BROTHER DEGE HITS THE ROAD FOR MAY TOUR W/ HIS NEW BACKING BAND THE BRETHREN BEFORE EMBARKING ON A JUNE SOLO RUN WITH TRUCKSTOP DARLIN'
 
FREE DOWNLOAD OF BROTHER DEGE'S NEW COVER OF BLACK SABBATH'S "SUPERNAUT"
 
QUENTIN TARANTINO'S "DJANGO UNCHAINED" FEATURING BROTHER DEGE'S SONG "TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG" OUT ON DVD NOW!
 
 
BROTHER DEGE & THE BRETHREN MAY 2013 TOUR DATES
5.16 - Mud & Water, Baton Rouge, LA
5.17 - The Nick, Birmingham, AL
5.18 -  Alabama Music Box, Mobile, AL
5.22 - Ashley Street Station, Valdosta, GA
5.24 - Southern Culture, Greenville, SC
5.25 - Kings Barcade, Raleigh, NC
5.31 - Yesterday’s, Jacksonville, FL

BROTHER DEGE (SOLO) JUNE 2013 TOUR DATES W/ TRUCKSTOP DARLIN'

6/5 - Sam Bonds Garage, Eugene, OR
6/6 - TBA, Sacramento, CA
6/7 - TBA, Oakland, CA
6/8 - Tupelo,  San Francisco
6/9 - TBA, Los Angeles area or San Diego
6/11 - Yucca Taproom, Phoeniz, AZ
6/12 - TBA, Tucson, AZ
6/13 - TBA, Albuquerque, NM
6/14 - TBA, Oklahoma City, OK
6/15 - TBA, Tulsa, OK
6/16 - TBA, Little Rock, AK
6/18 - The Nick, Birmingham, AL
6/19 - TBA, Atlanta, GA
6/20 - TBA, Gainesville, FL
6/21 - The Garage, Winston-Salem, NC
6/22 - Five Points Pub, Columbia, SC
6/24 - TBA, Charleston, SC
(more dates to announced soon)
 
Brother Dege ("deej") (aka Dege Legg) is a musician, writer, Southern enigma and the haunted face of 21st century Delta blues. Like the possessed offspring of Faulkner and Son House, he plays slide guitar in the age-old tradition of the blues greats, yet manages to breathe new life into this revered Delta idiom.
 
The reclusive Louisiana Cajun will be hitting the road with his new backing band, The Brethren (featuring drummer Steven Gardner & bassist Chris DeShazzo of Frigg a-Go-Go), in May before going solo in June on a tour with the Portland, OR-based band Truckstop Darlin'.

Brother Dege has also recently finished his second album How to Kill a Horse, which promises to push the slide-guitar and the traditions of the Delta blues far into the darkness of the millennium. He'll be road-testing these new tracks this spring/summer prior to the album's release later this summer/early fall.
 
To tide fans over until then, Dege is offering a free download of a studio version he recently recorded of Black Sabbath's "Supernaut." In his own unique way, he's managed to shapeshift this heavy rock number into a bone-chilling slice of modern Delta blues. Click here to download and share Brother Dege's " Supernaut."

In addition, Dege's song "Too Old To Die Young," from his critically-acclaimed debut album Folk Songs of the American Longhair, was handpicked by Quentin Tarantino for inclusion in the soundtrack of his recent Academy Award winning film Django Unchained, which was just released on DVD & Blu-ray this week.
 
 
HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT BROTHER DEGE:
 
"Frankly, every track on the Brother Dege CD could have been in the movie [Django Unchained]. It works and has a badass score sound to it. Almost every song could be a theme song. It’s like a greatest hits album. But this song 'Too Old to Die Young'... it’s pretty damn badass. And it’s used in the movie in a pretty damn badass way, I’ve got to say.” - QUENTIN TARANTINO

“Fans of slide guitar, Southern gothic, or plain old rock & roll attitude need to run, not walk, and check out Brother Dege ASAP. Brother Dege is a case study in how one guy with a steel guitar and minimal accompaniment can out-rock a roomful of electric bombast, given the right songs, the right skills, and the right voice. Brother Dege has‘em all.” – POPMATTERS

“[Four Stars] In lesser hands all this might easily sound contrived, but instead it’s genuinely powerful and compelling stuff. 'The Girl Who Wept Stones' and 'Dead & Gone' might have been ripped from the Son House songbook, though the seven-minute epic 'House of the Dying Sun' is the real keeper.” – UNCUT

“Both ancient and modern, like an indie rock cover of something Lomax may have recorded a hundred years ago.” – BLOGCRITICS

“Brother Dege brings the ghosts of kudzu-covered swamp rats to life in your speakers.  Find the darkest spot in your backyard, light some candles and turn it up.” – THE BIG TAKEOVER

“Those willing to step into the Brother Dege abyss will likely reap its rewards.” – OFFBEAT MAGAZINE
 
FOR MORE INFO ON BROTHER DEGE:

Friday, January 4, 2013

BROTHER DEGE UNVEILS NEW VIDEO FOR "TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG" - THE SONG FEATURED IN TARANTINO'S "DJANGO UNCHAINED"!

 
BROTHER DEGE PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR HIS TRACK "TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG" - THE SONG QUENTIN TARANTINO HAND-PICKED FOR HIS NEW FILM "DJANGO UNCHAINED"
 

Brother Dege ("deej") (aka Dege Legg) is one of the best-kept secrets in the Deep South. A musician, writer and Southern enigma, Dege is the haunted face of 21st century Delta blues. Like the possessed offspring of Faulkner and Son House, he plays slide guitar in the age-old tradition of the blues greats, yet manages to breathe new life into this revered Delta idiom.

The reclusive Louisiana Cajun's song "Too Old To Die Young" was recently selected by Quentin Tarantino to appear in the soundtrack of his new film Django Unchained, which just opened in theaters on Christmas day.

Tarantino was recently interviewed on SiriusXM Radio’s show Little Steven’s Underground Garage last week where he discussed all of the music track-by-track from Django Unchained. Here’s what he had to say about Brother Dege’s song “Too Old To Die Young”…“I was listening to the radio and this song (“Too Old to Die Young”) came on. And I said, ‘wow… that’s pretty damn good.’ I could see a cool ass action scene going to this. I thought it could be really, really groovy. So I had my music supervisor get me the CD. And frankly, every track on the Brother Dege CD could have been in the movie. It works and has a badass score sound to it. Almost every song [on the album] could be a theme song. It’s like a greatest hits album. But this song 'Too Old to Die Young,' it’s pretty damn badass. And it’s used in the movie in a pretty damn badass way, I’ve got to say.”

The soundtrack for Django Unchained is out now.
 

"DJANGO UNCHAINED" SOUNDTRACK LISTING:
1. Winged
2. Django (Main Theme) - Luis Bacalov, Rocky Roberts
3. The Braying Mule - Ennio Morricone
4. In That Case, Django, After You...
5. Lo Chiamavano King (His Name Is King) - Luis Bacalov, Edda Dell'orso
6. Freedom - Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton
7. Five-Thousand-Dollar Nigga's And Gummy Mouth Bitches
8. La Corsa (2nd Version) - Luis Bacalov
9. Sneaky Schultz and the Demise of Sharp
10. I Got a Name - Jim Croce
11. I Giorni Dell'ira - Riz Ortolani
12. 100 Black Coffins - Rick Ross
13. Nicaragua - Jerry Goldsmith featuring Pat Metheny
14. Hildi's Hot Box
15. Sister Sara's Theme - Ennio Morricone
16. Ancora Qui - Ennio Morricone and Elsa
17. Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable) - James Brown and 2Pac
18. Who Did That To You? - John Legend
19. Too Old to Die Young - Brother Dege
20. Stephen The Poker Player
21. Un Monumento - Ennio Morricone
22. Six Shots Two Guns
23. Trinity (Titoli) - Annibale E i Cantori Moderni

“Too Old To Die Young” is from Brother Dege’s critically acclaimed album Folk Songs of the American Longhair, which in 10 smoking, original tracks, recharges the cannon of the Delta Blues for the next century. Recorded in a shed in southern Louisiana, the album bursts with barn-burning slide and Dobro drenched tunes that reel, rip and scream like a master class in backwoods songwriting, while taking epic swings into the ambient darkness with Paris, Texas-like passages into the great unknown. It’s haunted, it’s harrowing, and it rocks.

Avoiding traditional DIY, indie career moves and following his own quirky southern sensibilities, Dege is known for playing guerilla shows in gigs in the swamps, open fields, low rent motel rooms and even public bathrooms. In addition, he has supported himself at various times by driving a cab, working in auto shops and, more recently, homeless shelters.

Brother Dege is also putting the finishing touches on his second album How to Kill a Horse (due early in 2013) which promises to push the slide and the traditions of the Delta blues far into the darkness of the millennium.  

 
HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT BROTHER DEGE:
 
“Fans of slide guitar, Southern gothic, or plain old rock & roll attitude need to run, not walk, and check out Brother Dege ASAP. Brother Dege is a case study in how one guy with a steel guitar and minimal accompaniment can out-rock a roomful of electric bombast, given the right songs, the right skills, and the right voice. Brother Dege has‘em all.” – POPMATTERS

“[Four Stars] In lesser hands all this might easily sound contrived, but instead it’s genuinely powerful and compelling stuff. 'The Girl Who Wept Stones' and 'Dead & Gone' might have been ripped from the Son House songbook, though the seven-minute epic 'House of the Dying Sun' is the real keeper.” – UNCUT

“Both ancient and modern, like an indie rock cover of something Lomax may have recorded a hundred years ago.” – BLOGCRITICS

“Brother Dege brings the ghosts of kudzu-covered swamp rats to life in your speakers.  Find the darkest spot in your backyard, light some candles and turn it up.” – THE BIG TAKEOVER

“Those willing to step into the Brother Dege abyss will likely reap its rewards.” – OFFBEAT MAGAZINE
 
FOR MORE INFO ON BROTHER DEGE:

FOR MORE INFO ON THE "DJANGO UNCHAINED" SOUNDTRACK: