The Mallett Brothers Band
The Mallett Brothers Band After just over a year of playing together, alt-country-rockers The Mallett Brothers Band swept the top categories at the 2011 Portland Phoenix�s Best Music Awards, winning Best Local Act, Best Live Act, and Best Local Album. Their fall 2010 performance at the National Underground in NYC was listed among the �Best Shows of 2010″ by the award-winning music blog Hidden Track, and their debut album was named the Top New Local Album (Maine and New Hampshire) of 2010 by Bull Moose Music, after spending nearly a full year on the weekly Top 10 Local Album chart. They shared a bill with the likes of Derek Trucks, The Flaming Lips, Jakob Dylan and Furthur at the 2010 Nateva Festival; they regularly sell out establishments ranging from rock clubs to grange halls throughout New England; and at their March 2011 performance at Portland�s Port City Music Hall, more alcohol was allegedly consumed than at any other local show in the venue�s history. The band most recently won first prize in the 2011 "Rockin' Country Showdown" put on by 99.9 The Wolf, southern Maine's #1 country station, beating out some very tough competition from all over New England.

While they�ve been called �a party that cannot be missed� (The Deli Magazine), �an authentic, rip-roarin� alt country band� (The Portland Press Herald), �no softies� (The Portland Phoenix), �amazing� (The Piscataquis Observer) �luminaries� (NonAlignmentPact), with their songwriting compared to Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt (The Bangor Daily News), Sam Pfeifle of the Portland Phoenix is perhaps most accurate in his observation that �this band always seems to be having a hell of a time, and that emotion is infectious.�