Zach Deputy Full Band Tour

Zach Deputy is hitting the road this spring with a full band in tow, allowing the singer-songwriter to demonstrate his front man-guitarist skills in a new dynamic and full flavored setting. The tour– the debut of Zach Deputy Band– kicks off in Statesboro, GA, then blankets Florida with a stop in Mobile, AL before heading North for performances in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The full band setting is a big contrast to Deputy’s "one man band" looping show that has made him a staple of the club circuit and festival scene throughout North America. In this more organic context, Deputy’s songs– soulful, island-tinged R&B with elements of blues and funk throughout– will have a chance to reveal themselves and take center stage, no longer subject to the restrictions of the looping process. Likewise, Zach himself will will not be hidden behind an array of electronics and microphones.

Standing nearly six and a half feet tall with a striking red beard and a broad infectious smile, Deputy is truly a sight to see. He is a mountain who commands the stage and could easily play stunt double for Paul Bunyon… but in this case, Deputy wields a different kind of axe. His remarkable guitar playing is sometimes overlooked when he is playing the nylon stringed guitar that generates all of the sounds in his loop show, but with the electric strapped on, Deputy’s shredding electric chops have earned him guest sit-in spots with artists ranging from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and The New Mastersounds to Ivan Neville’s Dumpstahfunk, Umphrey’s McGee and moe.

It isn’t even the guitar playing, the songs or the stage presence that grab most people’s attention, however–  it is Deputy’s singing. A true soul singer, Deputy’s voice takes the listener back to a time before Stax and Motown, when the best music came piping out of back alley blue light districts, in the heat of a southern night. Today, as he embarks on the band tour, the South Carolina native is getting back back to his roots, recalling a time when the Calypso rhythms and folk songs of St. Croix competed for space on the family stereo with R&B / soul pioneers like James Brown and Ray Charles. Supported by a rhythm guitarist, bass, keyboards, sax, drums and auxiliary percussion, the Zach Deputy Band is a new look for Deputy and reflects the fuller sound of his latest record, Another Day (Eusonia, 2011), but unlike the introspective, quieter mood of the recording, Zach Deputy Band’s goal is to bring the dance party to the night clubs they visit.

For more information about Zach Deputy and complete tour information check out his official website at
2/7/2012    Beachside Tavern    New Smyrna Beach, FL
2/8/2012    Double Down Live    Gainesville, FL
2/9/2012    Culture Room    Fort Lauderdale, FL
2/10/2012    Skipper’s Smokehouse    Tampa, FL
2/11/2012    Plaza Theatre    Orlando, FL
2/12/2012    Guanabana’s    Jupiter, FL
2/17/2012    2nd Annual Jungle Jam Festival    Jaco Beach, Costa Rica
2/23/2012    Java Barn at St. Lawrence University    Canton, NY
2/24/2012    The Middle East    Cambridge, MA
2/25/2012    Pearl Street Ballroom    Northampton, MA
2/26/2012    The Blockley    Phildelphia, PA
2/28/2012    Toad’s Place    New Haven, CT
2/29/2012    Jillian’s of Albany    Albany, NY
3/1/2012    Port City Music Hall    Portland, ME
3/2/2012    Ocean Mist    South Kingston, RI
3/3/2012    The Rusty Nail    Stowe, VT
3/3/2012    Magic Hat Mardi Gras Celebration    Burlington, VT
3/4/2012    Saddleback Mountain    Rangely, ME
3/6/2012    Brooklyn Bowl    Brooklyn, NY
3/8/2012    Rex Theater    Pittsburgh, PA
3/9/2012    The Woodlands Tavern    Columbus, OH
3/10/2012    Reggie’s Music Joint    Chicago, IL
3/14/2012    Fox Theatre    Boulder, CO
3/15/2012    Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom    Denver, CO
3/17/2012    Three20South    Breckenridge, CO
3/20/2012    House of Blues Cambridge Room    Cleveland, OH
3/21/2012    Sound Factory    Charleston, WV
3/22/2012    123 Pleasant St.    Morgantown, WV
3/23/2012    River Street Jazz Cafe    Wilkes-Barre, PA
3/24/2012    Nietzsche’s    Buffalo, NY
3/27/2012    Water Street Music Hall    Rochester, NY
3/28/2012    Westcott Theater    Syracuse, NY
3/29/2012    The Waterhole Upstairs Music Lounge    Saranac Lake, NY
3/30/2012    Castaways    Ithaca, NY
3/31/2012    Putnam Den    Saratoga Springs, NY
4/14/2012    12th and Porter    Nashville, TN
4/17/2012    The Warehouse at Mt. Victor    Bowling Green, KY
4/18/2012    Rhythm & Brews    Chattanooga, TN
4/20/2012    Wanee Music Festival    Live Oak, FL
4/28/2012    The Jewish Mother    Virginia Beach, VA
5/31/2012    Mountain Jam    Hunter Mountain, NY

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