DeWayn Brothers

Formed in Emporia, KS in 2002.

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Sound description: The DeWayn Brothers lay claim to a uniquely Kansas string-band sound influenced by bluegrass, old-timey folk and classic rock. Singer Jamie Lee belts out songs of lost loves and bad guys, while her backing boys sing about death and drinking and getting rabies from your own dog.

Influences: DeWayn has influences ranging from Split Lip, to The Reverend Horton Heat, All The Hanks, Willie, Waylon, Cash, The Dead, Monroe Brothers, Mike West, Bela Fleck, Dead, Phish, Junior Brown, Ralph Stanley, Sixteen Horsepower, Jeff and Vida, Guns and Roses, The Ramones, The Dead Milkmen, They Might Be Giants, Jack Straw, Saladmander, Loco Macheen, Asylum Street Spankers, SCI, Leftover Salmon, Big Wu, Elvis, Dolly Parton, Janis Joplin, CSNY, Big Smith, and all the bands we have played with!!


Bluegrass / Roots, Country / Rockabilly


Name Released Label
Album cover Frontyard Junkyard 2004 Hoobin Records


The DeWayn Brothers CD "Frontyard Junkyard" is a top ten finalist in -The Just Plain Folks- Bluegrass Album of the Year Award. Check it out at From the front porch of the Flinthills in East Central Kansas comes The DeWayn Brothers. After a full year of touring, we have evaded Oklahoma cops searching the bus, 9 inches of snow in Illinois, more cops in Arkansas, 110 degrees of New Mexico, more cops in Texas, and all the big city driving you can do in a 40 foot bus.

The DeWayn Brothers are a fast paced insurgent bluegrass band drawing influences from old timey bluegrassers, to punk rock and metal, their shows are high energy from start to finish. With possibly the best female vocalist in the midwest, Jamie Lee belts out songs of lost loves and bad guys, to The Boy singing about death and drinking or just picking a good ol' banjo song about gettin rabies from your own dog DeWayn is pushing their Kansgrass sound all over the country. With Josh Finley possibly one of the fastest mando players in the country and an incredible artist added to the mix you would think he was an 80's shredder not a bluegrass mandolin player. Logging in over 230 dates in 06, DeWayn is quickly headed to the forfront of the insurgent bluegrass scene. With a hot new record released March 30th, Dewayn is back on the bus and headed your way.