Dead Horses

Hailing from the fertile land of Wisconsin, Sarah Vos and Daniel Wolff met as youths who shared a similar sense of disenchantment after dropping out of college (and finding footing outside of their family’s evangelical rhetoric). Forging ahead on their own, acoustic instruments in hand, they haven’t looked back since meeting nearly a decade ago, and have traveled most of North American in the process.

First introduced on a national scale through tours with friends including Trampled by Turtles and Mandolin Orange, Dead Horses have performed on such legendary stages as Red Rocks Amphitheater, and at festivals from Northwest String Summit to Red Wing Roots, Red Ants Pants to Bristol Rhythm and Roots.

Known for frontwoman Vos’ “aching, haunting vocals” (No Depression) and “evocative, empathetic storytelling” (NPR Music), Dead Horses’ sound bridges indie folk and their own Midwestern approach to Americana. Lyrically, the band explores the human condition from personal musings to observations of the current American experience, taking notes from every person and city they meet along the road.

Their critically acclaimed third album, My Mother the Moon, earned profiles from Billboard to Noisey to Democracy Now!, spots in Folk Alley’s and No Depression's "Best Folk/Roots Albums of 2018" lists, and Rolling Stone Country declared them an "Artist You Need to Know." And it seems word made its way to London, as The Who selected Dead Horses as one of a handful of U.S. bands to open for them on their symphonic Moving On! tour this fall.

Currently completing a residency at a monastery in Northern Wisconsin, Dead Horses are in the process of releasing a series of singles, including “Family Tapes” and “Mighty Storm,” which exemplify the duo’s intimate and dynamic approach to songwriting, but also experiment with ambient sounds and textures, which color an abstract landscape compared to 2018’s deeply realistic look at loss in My Mother the Moon.

Past Shows


Sep
19
th
2019
Fine Line
Sep
19
th
2019
Fine Line
Apr
5
th
2019
Turf Club
Apr
5
th
2019
Turf Club
Dec
16
th
2017
Turf Club
Dec
16
th
2017
Turf Club

Dead Horses

with Lee Henke
Apr
7
th
2017
Mainroom
Apr
7
th
2017
Mainroom

Elephant Revival

with Charlie Parr and Dead Horses
Dec
8
th
2016
Turf Club
Dec
8
th
2016
Turf Club

Dead Horses

with The J.E. Sunde Group
Jul
1
st
2016
Turf Club
Jul
1
st
2016
Turf Club
May
12
th
2016
The Cedar Cultural Center
May
12
th
2016
The Cedar Cultural Center

Elephant Revival

with Dead Horses
Feb
25
th
2016
Turf Club
Feb
25
th
2016
Turf Club

The Last Revel

with Dead Horses and GABE DOUGLAS
Dec
4
th
2015
Mainroom
Dec
4
th
2015
Mainroom
Feb
8
th
2014
Turf Club
Feb
8
th
2014
Turf Club

The Last Revel

with Bigtree Bonsai and Dead Horses

More Shows

May
7
th
Palace Theatre

Yam Haus

Apr
17
th
The Cedar Cultural Center

TENNIS

with Molly Burch
Nov
23
rd
7th St Entry
postponed

the Pack A.D.

Mar
27
th
Fine Line

The Dip

with Wyatt Waddell