Deadly Gentlemen, The


  • From Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Became a full-time band in 2011.
  • Members: Greg Liszt (banjo), Mike Barnett (fiddle), Sam Grisman (bass), Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Stash (Stanislaw) Wyslouch (guitar).
  • Banjo player Liszt attended Yale and earned a Ph.D from M.I.T. in Molecular Biology. He was a member of Bruce Springsteen’s live band for his “Seeger Sessions” tour. He is also a member of Crooked Still.
  • Barnett played fiddle with Jesse McReynolds at age 15. Later worked with the David Grisman Quintet and the Tony Trischka Band.
  • Grisman is the son of mandolin legend David Grisman.
  • Wyslouch came from a heavy metal music background.
  • They also produce an online bluegrass humor magazine called The Bluegrass Intelligencer.
  • 2013, released first album Roll Me, Tumble Me for Rounder Records. Their previous albums (no label) were titled “The Bastard Masterpiece” and “Carry Me to Home.”
  • 2013, bass player Sam Grisman was replaced by Adam Chaffins. Grisman moved to Nashville to pursue other musical interests.
  • 2014, Sean Trischka (son of Tony) joined the band playing drums. Eli Bishop joined the group on fiddle.
  • 2015, broke up with band members departing amicably for other endeavors. Banjo player Liszt performs with Crooked Still and teaches at the Berklee College of Music. Wyslouch released a solo project and performs with other bands in the New England area.