Deep Blue Sun

Deep Blue Sun

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An intense blend of melodic funk, rock, improv, and southern-fried soul. More than a jam band, their unique sound comes from solid songwriting, harmonies and tasty solos drawing on a wide range of influences from New Orleans funk, 70s groove, jazz, classic rock to bluegrass & more.

Biography

DBS started in 1998 with the classic Georgia rock line up of keys, dual guitars, and percussive rhythm section. The band has evolved through the years, and with the addition of Matt Lynn (extraordinary lead guitarist who has been called "the next Derek Trucks" and "Warren Haynes meets Jerry Garcia"), DBS has become one of the most intense and funky live acts on the jam circuit today. What sets them apart from the typical "jambands" out there is their unique, strong songwriting -- steeped in the southern roots of blues and funk, but with a distinct West coast infusion of melody and psychedelia. The songs move you, and blend seamlessly into each other with intense, tasty jams that are never repetetive, and always deep in the groove.

DBS is legendary in the Atlanta region for their notorious, raging "Farm Parties" that built them a loyal grassroots fanbase that follow them today. The line up has evolved, but they still practice out at the farm, and the common goal has never changed: to lay down quality music that takes people higher, and have a really good time doing it.

Deep Blue Sun is an intense, incendiary blend of original melodic rock, funk, improv, and southern-fried soul. More than a "jam band", their distinctive sound comes from solid songwriting, harmonies and tasty solos that draw on a wide range of musical influences from New Orleans funk, 70s groove, jazz, classic rock to bluegrass and more. DBS plays a wide variety of originals and deep, groove-based covers designed to get people up and moving. The band keeps it fresh by varying the set list, bringing in cool guest musicians, and changing up the transitions and arrangements..sometimes on the spur of the moment. It's never predictable, but it's always a party.

DBS can be found throughout the southeast playing major music festivals, clubs, pubs, farm parties, private events, occasional undisclosed locations, and everywhere in between. The band plays festivals featuring the top musicians in the scene today, including Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, Karl Denson, Ivan Neville, The Radiators, and many many more.

Deep Blue Sun has played live on Atlanta Radio Z-93, and tracks from "Will To Fly" have been spun on independent/locals programs in major markets including Atlanta, Chattanooga, Asheville and Auburn.

Venues and festivals they've played:
Atlanta Dogwood Fest
Blue Ridge Harvest Fest
Chattanooga Riverbend Fest
Magnolia Fest
Down On The Farm Fest
Earthlink Live/Center Stage
The Variety Playhouse
The Tabernacle
Smith's Olde Bar
Jake's Toadhouse and many more.

Contact band@deepbluesun for booking and information requests.

Their motto: Move, feel something, get up, enjoy the ride.

Lyrics

Another Day

Written By: Katie Moore

Somewhere out on the highway
There's a blind man dancin out beneath the sun
He said it don't really where he's going
He just keeps on moving on

Hey, yeh, another day the light comes falling to the ground
Hey, yeh, can't stop the sun from going up
Or coming down

Coming over the hill, another night
Another right, another wrong
Watching everything shifting like the shadows, yeah
But the road keeps runnin on

Hey, yeh, another day the light comes falling to the ground
Hey, yeh, can't stop the sun from going up
Or coming down

Looking up at the road
I see the mountains turn into valleys in the sun
All I hope is to be there when I get there
When it's all been said and done.

Hey, yeh, another day the light comes falling to the ground
Hey, yeh, can't stop the sun from going up
Or coming down

Discography

Debut CD: Will To Fly
Songs from this album have been played on major market stations in Atlanta, Auburn, Asheville and Chattanooga.

Streaming tracks available at: http://deepbluesun.com/music.htm

Set List

A typical set is comprised mostly of originals and one or two choice covers designed to get people on their feet and moving.

ORIGINAL set might include:
Another Day
Afterglow
Moondog
Not Wasting Time
Another Day
St. Pete Sunrise
Deliver Me
One Shot Deal
Before You Say Goodbye
Namasta
Sideshow
Confession
...and more

COVER TUNES from artists including:
Stevie Wonder
Earth Wind & Fire
Pink Floyd
Steely Dan
Curtis Mayfield
Marley, Tosh and Cliff
Grateful Dead
The Meters
Beatles
...and many more