Country music duo, “The Malpass Brothers,” will take the mainstage at Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center this week.
On Friday, Oct. 4, brothers Chris and Taylor will perform hits from the likes of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Ernest Tubb at 7:30 p.m. The brothers have been able to broaden their musical talents and comedic wit to audiences all across America and into Canada.
The Malpass Brothers were steeped in country music from an early age when their grandfather began teaching them how to play songs by on the guitar. With traditional country music ingrained into them, it only seemed fitting that they would carry on that family tradition. Little did they know that one day it would lead to a steady gig of performing on stage with one of the country music legends their grandfather admired.
After years of gigs and performances, the brothers began opening for Merle Haggard in 2008, and continue to perform with their own band across the country when not on tour with him.
Having opened for Ray Price, Marty Stuart, Rhonda Vincent, Willie Nelson and many other famous music artists, the boys have felt right at home on stage with Haggard.
The group’s most recent album, “Memory That Bad”, was produced on the Hag Record label. It includes originals by the Malpass Brothers, Haggard, and Joss - along with a few covers of some of the brothers' favorite songs from the past.
Tickets for their show are $15 and may be purchased at www.fmupac.org, via telephone at (843) 661-4444, and at the FMU Performing Arts Center Box Office. Telephone and personal ticket sales are available Monday through Friday between 12-5 p.m. Subject to availability, tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the performance.