Multi-instrumentalist Zach Deputy has some big news for fans everywhere, as he’ll be releasing his fourth studio album, Wash It in the Water, on September 9th! Not only did Deputy play every single instrument on the release, but his clever fusion of hip-hop, funk, folk, and pop continues to push the envelope of style. Wash It in the Water is sure to be a feel good album that all can enjoy!To get fans excited, Deputy has shared the very first single from the album. The bright tune is called “Chevrolet,” powered by top notch guitar work backed by island rhythms. Its upbeat mood is downright infectious, and we can’t wait to hear more cuts from the new release.Without further ado, you can stream the leading single “Chevrolet” below.Says Deputy about his new music: “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… 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 new album coming soon, Deputy will embark on a series of summer and fall tour dates in support, featuring some co-bill performances with Ballyhoo and others supporting The Keller Williams KWahtro. Don’t miss out! You can check out the full tour schedule below, and head to Zach Deputy’s website for more details.2016 Zach Deputy Tour Dates8/4/16 – Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Park – Middletown, CT8/5/16 – Rock On! Concert Cruise – Boston, MA8/12/16 – The Peach Music Festival – Scranton, PA8/13/16 – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC8/19/16 – The Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC8/20/16 – Roasting Room Lounge – Bluffton, SC8/26/16 – Mazzstock – Marlboro, NY8/27/16 – NH Hempfest & Freedom Rally – Lancaster, NH9/1/16 – Empty Glass – Charleston, SC9/2/16 – Hookahville – Pataskala, OH9/3/16 – Front Porch Festival – Stuart, VA9/4/16 – Purple Fiddle – Thomas, WV9/8/16 – 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, MA9/17/16 – 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, NY9/24/16 – 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, LA10/22/16 – 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 #* co-bill with Ballyhoo!# supporting The Keller Williams KWahtro
In times of great social conflict, artists often rise to the occasion and express their unrest through art, song, and more. Music has been a popular medium for protest throughout the years, but perhaps never as strongly as that of the 1960’s counterculture movement. With America in the midst of the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement, the music of the 1960’s strongly represented the sentiments of social justice.As President-elect Donald Trump is set to take office, many are fearing a new era of unjust social policies from the White House. Singer/songwriter Neil Young, an activist since the 1960’s, recently spoke about the parallels between then and now. “This time is very similar to the ’60s, as far as I can tell,” he said in an interview with Mother Jones. “The artists always reflect the times, so there’s a lot to think about, a lot of unknowns, a lot of things that are describable. This is the closest I’ve seen to the kind of ambience that made the ’60s happen. It’s not about the artist having a responsibility to do anything. They have to be artists and express themselves and everything will work out fine. It’s all going to be great. The youth of this country are not behind what is going on. We all know that. If you looked at a [political] map of the United States 25 and under, it’s all-revealing. It’s a unified map.”Though Neil Young is concerned about the troubling times, it’s also nice to see him so optimistic about the youth of this country. He continues talking about the way people will be connecting with one another, saying, “We had the Vietnam War in the ’60s, and there was a draft. The students didn’t believe in it, and it unified them. That brought the people together and made the ’60s like they were. The youth were very unified against the status quo—against the old line and the new old line. It’s the same exact thing today. Social media and young people, art, music, all communications make this one of the most active times for activism. It will be a time of change.”Let’s hope that Young is right, and more artists will usher in this time of change in the years to come.