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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Zach Deputy & a Summer Rose

Since this is a holiday/party week with the Fourth of July falling in the middle, I thought I present a really different sort of artist tonight. Zach Deputy is literally a one-man band. He hails originally from the coast of South Carolina with family roots in Puerto Rico and St. Croix. He grew up listening to Cruzan rhythms, folk songs, blues, and American roots music, which he’s fused into a unique musical form. To bring this sound to the stage, he uses looping technology to transform his “band” into a one-man dance party playing what he calls "Island-infused, Drum 'n' Bass, Gospel-Ninja-Soul."

While others may employ similar technology, I’ve never heard anyone quite like Zach fusing thumping rhythms, funk guitar, beat box, and a soulful voice with a 4+ octave range. He looks like he’s having a lot of fun during his performances and it’s infectious.

His base is in Hilton Head, South Carolina, but playing 250-300 shows a year means he lives mostly out of a small box truck because he plays almost every night of the year and with that kind of a schedule, he’ll probably be playing a gig near you one of these days. Don’t miss him!

Magic Carpet Ride/Sex Machine/Give Up The Funk:

Summer has hit Nebraska with a vengeance with temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s and dew points approaching 80 degrees. That means it’s Rose time and tonight I have a very nice one, especially at $6.00 a bottle. The 2011 Marques de Caceres Rosé is 80% Tempranillo and 20% Grenache. It’s a great warm-night quaffer with aromas of strawberries, raspberries and lavender. It’s a crisp, balanced wine with lots of strawberry juiciness. Very refreshing and remember to serve it cold. I found it at Trader Joe’s. So head on out to the deck tonight with a bottle of Marques de Caceres Rosé and boogie along with Zach. I’ll just tap my toes as my new deck has some very cool lights and I don’t want the neighbors to be damaged for life watching me dance. Enjoy!


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