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Goldsboro Brothers’ Vintage Sound Extols Country Music Past

Christopher and Taylor Malpass
Courtesy of Christopher and Taylor Malpass
The Malpass Brothers
Christopher and Taylor Malpass have an old-school sound and vintage appeal.

Christopher and Taylor Malpass didn’t go to daycare when they were little boys. They went over to their grandad’s house instead and listened to the old country jukebox records he brought home from his store.

The boys learned to play guitar and started performing songs from another era, with the vintage clothes and hairstyles to match as they grew up entertaining crowds at Goldsboro’s Paramount Theater.

Now the subject of a forthcoming documentary, the Malpass brothers juggle careers as mechanics with life as aspirational music stars. Host Frank Stasio talks with Christopher and Taylor Malpass about why they love country music’s past and how they’re bringing it into the present.

The Malpass brothers perform on Saturday, Dec. 16 at “A Bluegrass Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. at the North Raleigh Hilton, and at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19 at the Dunn Center for the Performing Artsat NC Wesleyan University in Rocky Mount.

They’ll also perform and be featured in the Sunday, Jan. 21 world premiere of the public television documentary “The Malpass Brothers: Heading Home,” at 3 p.m. at Goldsboro’s Paramount Theatre.

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Jennifer Brookland is the American Homefront Project Veterans Reporting Fellow. She covers stories about the military and veterans as well as issues affecting the people and places of North Carolina.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.