Mark DeRose & The Dreadnought Brigade w/ Big Boy Brass
Rootsy, soulful, rock ‘n roll!
March 31, 2017 · 8:00pm
Mark DeRose & The Dreadnought Brigade
Mark DeRose & The Dreadnought Brigade is a rootsy, soulful, rock ‘n roll band from Lancaster, PA. The band brings high-energy performances of DeRose’s upbeat, feel good music to stages across the tri-state region, but they’re happy to leave the amps at home and bring the same positive energy to acoustic settings, listening rooms, and house concerts. For fans of Van Morrison, Counting Crows, and The Band.
Patrick Kirchner of The Fly describes this engaging music as “thoughtful and provocative, laden with metaphors of hope and celebration for life – the stuff that makes feel good music feel so good”.
With over a dozen years experience and five albums to his credit, DeRose began 2013 looking for a fresh start. He and four musical buddies rented a house overlooking the beautiful Susquehanna river for a long weekend in January to escape the distractions of everyday life and explore their love and passion for music. With no real agenda and a house full of gear, the group experimented with new ideas, explored older songs, and let the muse lead the way. The result of the retreat was the birth of The Dreadnought Brigade and a new direction for DeRose’s music that calls back to his love for rootsy blue-eyed soul and classic rock of the late 60s and 70s. Three songs from the weekend have been released on a digital EP called The Wonder Sessions, available for download here.
Over the years, DeRose has had the pleasure of opening for national touring artists Rusted Root, Gin Blossoms, Michelle Branch, Edwin McCain, Blues Traveler and Josh Kelley. He’s also had the unique opportunity to perform as part of an NFL halftime show for the Baltimore Ravens. Additionally, he has had the good fortune of having his music featured for use on daytime television.
Big Boy Brass
Formed in September of 2016, Big Boy Brass is a groovy blend between New Orleans Brass Band and Funk.