Malpass Brothers

  • Hasskarl Auditorium - The Barnhill Center

    111 West Main Street
    Brenham, Texas 77833
Ticket Price $50.00-$65.00 This event is now over

The Malpass Brothers music is steeped in the legacy of Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams. George Jones and Merle Haggard. You’ll also hear a few old-time Gospel tunes. 


You can count on some big hair, fancy boots, and maybe even an Elvis twitch or two. And some funny, off-the-cuff banter between siblings. 


As recently as October 2022, the Malpass Brothers won two Josie Music Awards in Nashville: the Duo/Group of the Year for Traditional/Classic Country, and Entertainer of the Year for a Duo/Group. 


“This act is one of the most popular in Nashville and Branson,” said Sharon Brass, The Barnhill Center producer. “So we went to hear them in concert. They captivated us and the whole audience with the first song. It’s a show that you don’t want to end, it’s so fun.


“They say that, if you like cornbread and hush puppies, you’re gonna love The Malpass Brothers! It’s not only the music that draws you in, but also their humor and their down-home personalities.”


With refreshing sincerity and honesty, their smooth vocal blend and skillful band take you on a time-traveling journey – to a place where a calmer rhythm reigned supreme.


The Malpass Brothers have shared stages with Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson and many more country greats. 


When they were teenagers, the great Merle Haggard invited them to perform as his opening act. They traveled and recorded with him for the next seven years.


Since Haggard’s death, The Malpass Brothers have become fan favorites on RFD TV shows, Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion.


They made their debut at the Grand Ole Opry in December of 2018, and they have also appeared as guest artists on Circle TV’s Dailey & Vincent Show. (Circle TV is the official network of The Grand Ole Opry).

Their PBS documentary entitled Heading Home debuted on UNC-TV in June 2018. See the entertaining preview here: 

The title cut video from their “Memory That Bad” album hit CMT’s Pure Country’s Top Ten list. 


What people are saying:

They remind me a lot of myself and people that I knew when I was young. It’s valuable to me that we cultivate young talent for traditional county music. –Merle Haggard


These young men are keeping real country music alive and well, so if they come anywhere near your town, you need to go see them. They're incredible singers, songwriters and musicians and they could be Entertainers of the Year. – Gene Watson


George Jones once recorded the song, ‘Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes’ which wondered if young country singers would come along in the future to take the place of the great old ones. Well, George, maybe your prayer’s been answered. These guys don’t just sound retro. They ARE retro. Dan MacIntosh, Roothog Radio


This may be the kind of effort that saves country music from complete pop oblivion. –


The Retrobilly duo is the closest thing to Nashville’s Golden Age since the passing of Merle Haggard in 2016. They look the music they sing, from honky-tonk classics to county standards and old-time gospel. — Jack Bernhardt, Raleigh News & Observer

Learn more on their website.

Click here to watch them perform!

Venue Details

Hasskarl Auditorium - The Barnhill Center

111 West Main Street
Brenham, Texas 77833 Hasskarl Auditorium - The Barnhill Center
The Barnhill Center
Built-in 1925, in the grand architectural style of Beaux-Arts Classical Revival, the Simon Theatre provided a splendid setting for many theatrical performances, film screenings and ballroom dances. The James Simon family commissioned Houston architect Alfred C. Finn, whose career included designing a number of prominent Houston buildings as well as the San Jacinto Monument, to design the theatre for the community of Brenham. Today, after a meticulous million-plus dollar renovation, the glamour and grand style lives on for future generations in the newly named Barnhill Center at Historic Simon Theatre.

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