Born and raised in the North Carolina backcountry, The Tan and Sober
Gentlemen began taking in the songs, stories, and tunes that make up
their beloved state's heritage before they could talk. Despite having played music together in some form or another for most of their lives, the current lineup was formed in the summer of 2016.
They aim to explore the Celtic roots of North Carolinian music, and to play it with a fire and intensity they feel is lacking in much of today's folk music. The result is an avalanche of Scotch-Irish hillbilly insanity they dub "Celtic punk-grass." As far as folk music goes, they're about the best drinking and dancing band you'll find.