The DejaBlue Grass Band serves up a fresh selection of truegrass, topped with pop and newgrass, and seasoned with some soul-shaking gospel at RLC Bluegrass Thursday. Doors at 6pm for our weekly pre-show bluegrass jam; show starts at 8pm.
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show bluegrass jam)
From Athens to Atlanta, Toccoa to Telluride, The DejaBlue Grass Band’s coiled-steel harmonies tap and twist around a 5-piece bluegrass instrument ensemble guaranteed to have you and your guests dancing from sole to crown. Cloaked in a classic single mic setup, DJBGB serves up a fresh song selection of truegrass, piled high with pop and newgrass, lightly salted with some soul-shaking gospel. The DejaBlue Grass Band proves performance after performance that a good time on stage translates to a good time for all.
It all started in the mid '90s in a chance meeting between lead vocalist/guitarist Joey Bowers and then-funk Bassist, Mark Lehi Jones. Bowers’ woody vocals and grateful grass demeanor sets the stage for the band’s sound. Rooted in funk and jazz, Jones channels a classically trained bass vibe through an obsession for the banjo. Toting a family full of folk and gospel harmony, Mandolinist and “harmonazi”, Rutland Walker joined the band after a jam at Bowers’ home in ‘04. From this three-part chemistry, the DejaBlue Grass Band’s signature harmony is crystallized.
Banging on the doghouse bass is Todd Cliatt, a walking encyclopedia of bluegrass history and knowledge. TC is a human metronome keeping the band firmly ensconced in classic bluegrass, even while rolling with the hard left turns the band takes into other musical genres.
Texas fiddler extraordinaire Keith Stewart brings the heat as the “ringer” for the band. Keith has toured internationally with the USO, and has played with a list of national acts too long to catalog.
One takeaway from a DejaBlue Grass show - The onstage energy fuels the band and infectiously spreads to the crowds they entertain.
Following their CD Release, Bucket Full of Rain, the band took runner-up at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival new band competition.