The band might hail from Rhode Island, but Deer Tick has a sound straight out of the south. For more than 10 years, the band has drawn fans with its unique blend of rock, folk and country sounds. Its live shows have also helped to give the band a reputation as a band you shouldn't miss.
A Very Deer Band
Deer Tick began in 2005, formed by front man John McCauley. Based in Providence, Rhode Island, McCauley began Deer Tick as a solo venture. However, he enlisted others for a full-time band, including brothers Dennis and Chris Ryan on drums and bass, respectively. The first Deer Tick album, War Elephant, was released in 2007. It had a distinct sound that honored the best of folk-rock. Tracks like opener "Ashamed," the catchy "Dirty Dishes" and the emotionally powerful "Christ Jesus" showed that Deer Tick was a band to watch. A new album dropped in 2008, Born on Flag Day. This was the first album released as part of a longstanding partnership with Partisan Records. Next, came its third album, The Black Dirt Sessions. Afterward came the band's most raucous album yet: Divine Providence. This was meant to provide an album experience that would be similar to what fans would get at a Deer Tick live show. A period of personal turmoil led to the making of Deer Tick's most mature album to date, Negativity. The sound was smoothed out some by producer Steve Berlin, but it showed that Deer Tick was still capable of making an impression. After a few years apart, the band came together to release two self-titled albums at the same time. Deer Tick, Vol. 1 was a folk album, while Deer Tick, Vol. 2 was a rock album. The band has appeared on television series such as The Late Show with David Letterman and Conan. In 2019, it released a compilation album, titled Mayonnaise.
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Where can I see Deer Tick?
Deer Tick will be appearing for three nights at the Newport Blues Cafe in Newport, Rhode Island, from July 26 to July 28. Next February, it will be part of the Cayamo Cruise lineup, featuring Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Dawes.
What can I expect from Deer Tick?
Deer Tick is skilled at playing a variety of styles, and its live shows live up to that diversity. Songs both energetic and laid-back are performed. The band will sometimes split the show into two acts, one more acoustic and one more electric. Even if you prefer one sound, it's likely that you'll come away satisfied from the entire performance. John McCauley and the rest of the band are very engaged in the experience. It can feel a lot like watching a bunch of old friends that you've known for a long time all playing together.
What is Deer Tick's tour setlist like?
Deer Tick has songs picked out from all across its discography for its live setlist. The most played songs at Deer Tick concerts include "Ashamed," "Baltimore Blues No. 1," Easy," "These Old Shoes" and "The Bump."
Does Deer Tick perform covers live?
Deer Tick has gained a tremendous reputation for playing all sorts of covers live. In fact, it will perform as Deervana, a Nirvana tribute act. Other bands it has covered include The Pogues ("White City"), The Replacements ("Bastards of Young"), The Velvet Underground ("Pale Blue Eyes") and Brinsley Schwarz ("(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding").
Where has Deer Tick performed?
Deer Tick has toured numerous countries and multiple continents. Some of the countries it has played in include Canada, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain and Australia.Back to Top