Deadman String Band
Rob McAllister isn’t new to the Cincinnati music scene, but his reinvention of himself is. Over the past year Rob has gone from strumming out his favorite tunes to all out finger picking with the best in the city. After receiving much credit in the city for his guitar ability he knew he had to do something different to set himself apart from the rest. So he made a few calls and was poised to set up a 3 piece band to debut, but things happen as they do and Rob was left without a band just 4 days before the event the band was scheduled to have it’s first performance. He kept the title ‘Dead Man String Band’ and appeared at the gig wielding a kick drum, two amplifiers, and enough cables to run and old telephone operators patch bay. If no one was going to help him, he was going to do it all himself. What was first made only to deliver something for a gig quickly changed into his full time routine. Soon he was getting calls for gigs all over the city to play with other artists quickly gaining the nickname ‘Dead Man’ at his shows. Rob’s stage setup has been described as “looking at a science experiment” and his picking style allows for it to be used in a way that no one really has. He’s taken his arsenal of traditional folk and blues knowledge and pointed it in a different direction to deliver a big sound with a rock show type feel. Be ready, Dead Man String Band makes his Whispering Beard debut this August!