"...The band wallpapered tales both personal and political in genre swaths of sub Mason-Dixon musicality. From the swampy stomp of southern rock to clear-eyed Appalachian-inflected folk, The Treads brought some welcome textural variance to the sounds of the capital city..."

-JT Hill, New Music Monkey


The Treads are a D.C.-based band: guitar, mandolin, bass, and drums. Sometimes a fiddle or a banjo.

We play alt-country, bluegrass, roots rock, Southern Gothic, and Americana - mostly originals, but some covers, too. We bring together a diverse musical heritage, from the Mississippi Delta to the Virginia Piedmont to the Florida swamps. We play where we're from, where we are.

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We post info about upcoming gigs to our Facebook account, and videos from recent gigs to YouTube.