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SAF Presents: Deer Tick

Deer Tick

Deer Tick, indie folk band from Rhode Island, playing at the Sheridan Opera House!

Doors and bar open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. $23 general admission. Seats out standing, all ages welcome.

Deer Tick is an American indie folk band from Providence, Rhode Island, led by guitarist and singer-songwriter John McCauley. Deer Tick's music has been described as a combination of folk, blues, and country. Deer Tick originated as a John McCauley solo project in December 2004. Beginning his touring career with the help of Brendon Massei (Viking Moses), McCauley had toured extensively across the United States by the age of 19. In DIY fashion, he released three cassettes and numerous CD-Rs in this time period, and the project eventually evolved into what is now known as Deer Tick. After almost one year of continuous touring, McCauley returned to Providence with a new found confidence and a number of songs including "Dirty Dishes", "Art Isn't Real (City Of Sin)" and "Ashamed". Deer Tick would soon earn comparisons to pioneering indie and alt-country acts such as Bright Eyes, Modest Mouse, and Uncle Tupelo.

On June 16, 2010, Deer Tick made their network television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman. Although the appearance came only a week after the new album was released, Deer Tick didn't perform anything from The Black Dirt Sessions, and instead chose to play a song from their very first album, Baltimore Blues No. 1. Renowned British music journalist and editor Allan Jones wrote in UNCUT Magazine that "Deer Tick noisily essayed the kind of rock 'n' roll you don’t hear these days as often as you’d maybe like, the sort that lights up everything around it like a burning house…"