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The Steve Deaton Three

by The Steve Deaton Three

Traipses through the rocking styles we loved during the glory days of FM radio.
Genre: Rock: Album Rock
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1. Duke of High School
2:56 album only
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2. Watching You Drown
3:35 album only
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3. Beautiful Believers
4:15 album only
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4. Open My Eyes
2:49 album only
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5. The Big Cheese
3:24 album only
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6. Liar
2:58 album only
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7. Tall Dark Stranger
3:26 album only
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8. You Got To
4:49 album only
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9. Derringer Lays It Down
2:30 album only
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10. Peroxide Blonde in a Hopped Up Model Ford
3:16 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"The sound is very much like The Raspberries and Cheap Trick, done in a tight 70’s FM style. . . .This is a band that understands the need for more cowbell and makes its debut a ton of fun. . . . highly recommended album!" - Powerpopaholic

“This should be blasting out of every car radio in America, frankly . . . one of my top five faves for the year.” — Steve Simels, PowerPop

"It's such a cool record." - Will Kimbrough

"Steve Deaton went back to his musical roots for his newest record—roots wrapped around loud car stereos and ZZ Top on an eight-track tape. . . .the band's new record showcases a number of [musical styles], moving from chiming power pop to boogie rock to rockabilly." -- Larry Morrisey, Jackson Free Press

The trio's debut LP is a blend of rockin' styles from the glory days of FM radio. Steve Deaton's songwriting is nostalgic without being simply derivative, and his narrative lyrics introduce the listener to equally reminiscent and well-developed characters: the high school "Duke," pot-smoking Christian rockers, depressive alcoholics, the charming drug-pushing brother, and even an iconic Rick Derringer. In addition to seven Deaton originals, the band pays tribute to some heroes with three reworked cover tunes: a psychedelic rendering of The Nazz, a Who-style romp through a Buck Owens classic, and a barnburner from little known Sun Records rockabilly cat Jumpin' Gene Simmons (who also happened to be Deaton's second cousin). These ten tunes were tailor made to spin at 33 rpm.

Produced and engineered by the SD3
Production assistance by Eric Stracener
Recorded November 23, 2014 – February 27, 2015 at Jive Samba Multimedia and Plowhandle Studio
Mastered by Jeffery Reed at Taproot Audio Design

The Steve Deaton Three:
Denny Burkes – drums, percussion, vocals
Steve Deaton – guitars, organ, glockenspiel, vocals
Adam Perry – bass, vocals

Molly Propst Brasfield – grand piano on “Watching You Drown” and “You Got To”; vocals on “Derringer Lays It Down”
Steve Long – hand claps on “Open My Eyes”

All songs: Steven Patrick Deaton, BMI
Except “Open My Eyes” (T. Rundgren, Screens Gems Music, BMI), “Tall Dark Stranger” (B. Owens, Sony ATV Music, BMI), and “Peroxide Blonde” (B. Setzer, M. E. Simmons, Gene Simmons Music, BMI)

Steve Deaton for the past 15 years has recorded and performed with Buffalo Nickel, who has received national press and airplay, been featured in film and television soundtracks, shared the stage with the likes of Wilco, Maroon 5, Junior Brown, and Leon Russell, and has performed at prominent festivals such as the CMJ Music Marathon in New York and SXSW in Austin. The Steve Deaton Three is his new trio.

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