Zach Deputy Hits The Road With Full Band

Article Contributed by Tsunami Publicity | Published on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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