Zach Deputy New Album and Fall Tour Dates Announced


Multi-instrumentalist Zach Deputy has announced the release of his fourth album, Wash It in the Water, on September 9, 2016. A self-described “island-infused, drum ‘n’ bass, gospel-ninja-soul” artist, Deputy played every instrument on the album and self-produced the record in spontaneous sessions that took place in studios, homes and even his own garage. The 11-track album represents a sunny and soulful new sound that cleverly fuses hip-hop, funk, folk and pop with soca and calypso rhythms. The Georgia-based singer-songwriter will tour the east coast extensively this summer and fall in support of the new record. Listen to “Chevrolet”, the first track from the album, thanks to Live for Live MusicHERE.

The first single off the album, “Chevrolet,” is a solid representation of the album’s feel-good, reggae-infused vibe that was made for summer and late-night dance parties. On this track, Deputy brings together island beats, heavy grooves, intricate guitar work and a level of songwriting that reflects a lifetime of honing his craft. While all the tracks could keep a crowd dancing, “Jump in the Water,” a song written for Deputy’s seven-year-old daughter, reveals more tender vocals and a softer side of the troubadour. The songwriter is at his best when he draws upon his Puerto Rican and Cruzan heritage for inspiration. This heavy latin influence shines in the melodic, high-energy title track, “Wash It in the Water.”

“Because of the music I was raised on, I’ve always heard rhythm in a very tropical, Latin-esque way—it’s something that resonates in the deepest parts of me,” says Deputy, who grew up in South Carolina. “When I was a kid my grandma would play a lot of salsa and soca and make me get up and dance to it, so in a way this is me putting my own spin on all that and bringing those sounds into a whole new era.”

With the range of sound and texture on the album, it’s easy to forget Wash It in the Water is a solo effort recorded in spurts and starts. “Each time I recorded it was mostly just for fun,” Deputy says. “I wasn’t trying to make anything happen, I was just going with what felt good.” That warmth and positive spirit shines through. Despite the spur-of-the-moment approach to recording, Wash It in the Water emerges as a gracefully arranged effort that owes much to the musicianship and songcraft that Deputy has developed since he made a name for himself with the 2008 release of his first record, Out of the Water.

Thanks to the ingenuity of looping, Deputy puts on an unforgettable live show that has made him a favorite in the jam band scene and festival circuit. He is currently on tour throughout the summer and will continue to play stages across the east coast into the fall. A current list of tour dates are below.

Listen to the premiere of “Chevrolet” at Live for Live Music –

2016 Tour Dates for Zach Deputy
* co-bill with Ballyhoo!
# supporting The Keller Williams KWahtro

8/4/16 – Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Park – Middletown, CT
8/5/16 – Rock On! Concert Cruise – Boston, MA
8/12/16 – The Peach Music Festival – Scranton, PA
8/13/16 – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC
8/19/16 – The Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC
8/20/16 – Roasting Room Lounge – Bluffton, SC
8/26/16 – Mazzstock – Marlboro, NY
8/27/16 – NH Hempfest & Freedom Rally – Lancaster, NH
9/1/16 – Empty Glass – Charleston, SC
9/2/16 – Hookahville – Pataskala, OH
9/3/16 – Front Porch Festival – Stuart, VA
9/4/16 – Purple Fiddle – Thomas, WV
9/8/16 – Side Bar Theatre – Tallahassee, FL *
9/9/16 – Vinyl – Pensacola, FL *
9/10/16 – Zydeco – Birmingham, AL *
9/11/16 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA *
9/12/16 – Visulite Theater – Charlotte, NC *
9/13/16 – Guanabanas – Jupiter, FL *
9/14/16 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL *
9/15/16 – The Social – Orlando, FL *
9/16/16 – Wormtown Music Festival – Greenfield, MA
9/17/16 – Jannus Live – St Petersburg, FL *
9/20/16 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC *
9/21/16 – Shaka’s Live – Virginia Beach, VA *
9/22/16 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY *
9/23/16 – Catskill Chill Music Festival – New York, NY
9/24/16 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA *
9/25/16 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA *
9/27/16 – Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA *
9/30-10/1/16 – Bear Creek Bayou – New Orleans, LA
10/22/16 – The Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA #
11/3/16 – Saint Rocke – Hermosa Beach, CA #
11/4/16 – Belly Up – San Diego, CA #
11/5/16 – Marquee – Tempe, AZ #
11/10/16 – Music Farm – Columbia, SC #
11/17/16 – White Oak – Houston, TX #
11/18/16 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX #
11/19/16 – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX #