THE DEADLY GENTLEMEN, “Roll Me, Tumble Me,” Rounder. 10 tracks.

The Deadly Gentlemen, then a trio, recorded its first album in 2008. The current five-man lineup solidified in 2011.

And the band has been rising rapidly in the acoustic music scene ever since.

They play the instruments associated with bluegrass — guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and bass.

And they play a lot of bluegrass festivals.

But the Gentlemen’s sound is too eclectic to pigeon-hole.

A look at the members’ histories shows why.

Banjo player Greg Liszt, who has a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, toured with Bruce Springsteen on his “Seeger Sessions” tour.

Mike Barnett, the fiddle player, toured with bluegrass legend Jesse McReynolds when he was 15. He later became a jazz violinist and played with the David Grisman Quintet and the Tony Trischka Band.

Bassist Sam Grisman learned the music from his father, mandolin great David Grisman.

Dominick Leslie, the mandolin player, has performed with banjoist Noam Pikelny and the Infamous Stringdusters.

And guitarist Stash Wyslouch grew up in heavy metal bands.

Now, that’s eclectic.

Liszt wrote all 10 songs on the album.

Three — the title song, “Working” and “It’ll End Too Soon” — appeared on previous albums.

The songs are really poetry set to music.

But whatever the Gentlemen’s sound is, it works.

The band has a huge following.

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