"Roll Me, Tumble Me," The Deadly Gentlemen’s third album and Rounder Records debut, boasts ten winsome examples of their playfully irreverent, vibrantly rootsy songcraft. Although the Boston-based quintet employs acoustic guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and double bass—a lineup that’s usually associated with traditional bluegrass—their music defies conventional genre restrictions, filtering a bottomless assortment of influences through their own decidedly distinctive songwriting sensibility and uncanny instrumental rapport. The result is timelessly resonant music that’s rooted in tradition, yet effortlessly contemporary and boundlessly entertaining. “The Deadly Gentlemen is very much a group of personalities, and everybody in the band is highly individualistic,” notes banjoist (and MIT PhD) Greg Liszt notes, adding, “Sometimes being in this band feels like being in the kind of sitcom you would come up with if you were trying to fictionalize a band with five extremely exaggerated characters." Bassist Sam Grisman learned bluegrass and more at the feet of his father, David Grisman.