Dead Horses


Wisconsin-based rootsy indie-folk band Dead Horses return to Boise for the Alive After Five Summer Series at The Grove Plaza on Wednesday, August 7.

Dead Horses, whom you probably know by name if you follow or like Americana music, were first introduced to Idaho by way of Elephant Revival, who invited the band to open their Petals album release tour back in 2017. Since then, tastemakers such as HONEYHONEY and Trampled by Turtles have asked the Midwest folksters to share stages throughout the west, including Dead Horses' Red Rocks Amphitheater debut last summer.

While the previously mentioned bands share a common acoustic denominator, Dead Horses are breaking free from some of the scene's traditions, including the cultivation of a diverse audience, owing to Dead Horses' strong female lead, Sarah Vos. "Vos has just enough darkness to put her somewhere between Neko Case and Caitlin Canty. It’s a beautiful instrument." -Glide Magazine
After releasing their nationally-acclaimed 2018 album My Mother the Moon, which earned profiles from Noisey to Democracy Now!, Dead Horses spent the better half of the last year touring and recording. Blending elements of traditional roots with contemporary indie folk, Dead Horses writes music that is unflinchingly honest in its portrayal of modern American life, yet optimistic in its unshakable faith in brighter days to come.
Described by NPR Music as "evocative, empathetic storytelling," My Mother the Moon earned a spot in No Depression's "Best Roots Music Albums of 2018" list, and Rolling Stone Country declared the band an "Artist You Need to Know." And it seems word made it all the way to legendary UK rockers THE WHO, who selected Dead Horses to open for them on their "Moving On!" tour this fall.