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In making his fourth album Wash It in the Water, Zach Deputy dreamed up a sunny and soulful new sound that fuses hip-hop, funk, and folky pop with the spirited rhythms of soca and calypso. With that sound embodied by the albums brightly melodic and richly textured title track, Wash It in the Water finds the Georgia-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist mining his Puerto Ricanand Cruzan heritage for inspiration.Because of the music I was raised on, Ive always heard rhythm in a very tropical, Latin-esque wayits 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 Deputy playing every instrument on the album, Wash It in the Water was self-produced in spontaneous sessions that took place in studios and homes and sometimes in Deputys garage. Each time I recorded it was mostly just for fun,he says. I wasnt trying to make anything happen, I was just going with what felt good. As a result, Wash It in the Water bears a warm, natural feel that permeates everything from the intricate guitar work and tender vocals of Jump in the Water (a serenade to Deputys seven-year-old daughter) to the grooveheavy funk of Put It in the Boogie (a celebration of the joyfully chaotic life of a musician) to the piano-driven balladry of Loving You (a powerful meditation on unconditional love).Despite the spur-of-the-moment approach, Wash It in the Water emerges as a gracefully arranged effort that owes much to the musicianship and songcraft Deputys honed since getting his first guitar at age 13. By his mid-teens hed started up a series of garage bands, balancing his own projects with playing in local big bands and soul groups. I was this 16-year-old white kid crushing it in a Motown band, and because of that I got to learn a lot
  • Start:July 11, 2017 Time: 7:30 PM
  • End:July 11, 2017 Time: 11:59 PM
  • Recurring
  • Where:The Outer Space, 296 Treadwill St., Hamden, Connecticut, United States
  • Phone:N/A
  • Event Type: Concerts & Music
  • Ticket Price:$12.00 - $15.00
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