Singer-songwriter, David Mallett, is one of America’s true original troubadours.
In a career spanning four decades, he has recorded 14 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, including the American folk classic "Garden Song" (Inch by Inch, Row by Row) and performed in clubs, concert halls and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe. He has appeared on numerous broadcasts, including National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion.
Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver and the Muppets.
"David Mallet has proven that once again it really is all about the music. There is no doubt that he has left an unfading imprint on Music City and Classic Americana Music forever." – Jan Duke, Aboutnashville.com
"He harks back to the earnest ambitions and heartfelt melodies of Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, singing with the conviction that folk can still be heroic." – The New York Times
"Like Maine lobsters, smooth Kentucky bourbon and 57 Thunderbirds, Mallett proved himself to be a true American treasure." – Richmond Times Dispatch
Sharing the bill with David are his sons Luke and Will and The Mallett Brothers Band, an alt-country/rock band from Portland, Maine.
Drawing from an array of influences including rock and roll, folk, blues, bluegrass, neo-traditional and classic country and even punk, MBB are known for high-intensity live performances. They've played national festivals as well as sold-out venues ranging from grange halls to rock clubs throughout the Northeast U.S.
They were voted Best Local Act, Best Live Act, Best Roots Act, and won additional awards for Best Local Album ("Low Down") and Best Song ("Low Down") in the 2012 Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll. They were voted Best Local Act, Best Live Act, and had their debut album named Best Local Album in the 2011 Phoenix BMP, after their first full year of playing together. They were nominated for "Best Emerging Artist" of 2011 by Deli Magazine, Boston, and "Best Band/Act in Maine" in the 2011 New England Music Awards.
Dispatch Magazine calls them a "six-piece living inferno."
They have been “gobbling up accolades like sunflower seeds” since their 2009 inception, according to the Portland Press Herald.
Join us at the Strand for an unforgettable night of live music!