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Eric Deaton

Eric Deaton

Blues / funk / World Water Valley, MS  US
Green Level
Green Level
Way Down Yonder
Way Down Yonder

Shows

  • Thu

    Aug 20

    New Orleans, LA, US | 5:30pm

    Eric Deaton moved from North Carolina to Mississippi straight out of high school and entered a higher education program of moonshine-fueled hill country blues at the world-renowned Junior Kimbrough's juke joint in the mid to late '90's. Apprenticing under the late trance-blues masters Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside (and various other members of their extended families), Eric was thoroughly immersed in the North Mississippi blues tradition. He played, lived and toured with other Mississippi blues artists such as T-Model Ford, Paul 'Wine' Jones, and Big Bad Smitty. Eric's sound is firmly rooted in the electric juke joint style, with dashes of influence from early Funkadelic, East Indian sitar drones, and a nod to the blues' West African roots. Deaton never really plays any song exactly the same way twice. The crowd gets a unique experience at every concert. “Blues is really a background for improvising. It’s definitely not a songwriter’s art,” he says.

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  • Fri

    Aug 21

    Oxford, MS, US | 8:00pm
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  • Sat

    Sep 5

    Oxford, MS, US | 8:00pm
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  • Paul Bomar (Artist)
    Paul Bomar
    Eric Deaton is one of the most inspired, meaningful guitarists of his genre. You owe it to yourself to check him out.

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Sounds Like: The Black Keys, Junior Kimbrough is God, R. L. Burnside, North Mississippi Allstars, Jimbo Mathus

Label: Hill Country Records, Hill Country Records

Bio: Eric Deaton moved from North Carolina to Mississippi straight out of high school and entered a higher education program of moonshine-fueled hill country blues at the world-renowned Junior Kimbrough's juke joint in the mid to late '90's. Apprenticing under the late trance-blues masters Junior Kimb...See Full Bio

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Eric Deaton has a show on 08/01/2015 at 12:00 PM @ Watermelon Festival in Water Valley, MS http://www.reverbnation.com/q/613zu4 #concert

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Q: Would you ever plan to come to India again?:)

A: I definitely plan to return to India someday.

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  • Total Fans 264
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