Daniel Serrif - guitar, vocals
Brandon Knox - harmonica, vocals
Chris Lord - guitar, vocals
Jeremy Meritt - drums
George Westberry - bass, vocals
The Deluge is a whirling dervish of a band which possesses a kinetic energy in their live show that will leave audiences swooning long afterwards. Blending Americana, Soul, Jazz, Funk and Rock; the Deluge's unique sound captures the essence of many musical styles.
Formed in 2008, this dynamic and musically diverse group features Brandon Knox on harmonica and vocals, Chris Lord on guitar, George Westberry on bass and vocals, Daniel Serriff on guitar and vocals and Jeremy Merritt on drums.
The Deluge's debut record, Cryin' on the Vine, features "Strange World'...which won best R&B song of 2010 from the international John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
Their second release, Elephant Graveyard, features the talents of Grammy Award Winner Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi/Trucks Band) and showcases the group's vast musical range, capturing moments of spinster story telling to raw and unfettered revelry.
The Deluge has shared the stage with many of the top artists in music over the past decade, including Sam Bush, Kofi and Otiel Burbridge, Artimus Pyle and the Carter Brothers.
Elephant Graveyard is a freewheeling yarn with wildly expressive musical accompaniment. The second release from the Deluge is a departure from their first in so much as ascetic, but the spirit of storytelling is very evident on Graveyard. The record begins with the Otis Redding inspired Honest Man and moves seamlessly into the murder ballad Rosy. Each track differs vastly from the last and the inclusion of the Tom Scott cover, So White, is cleverly translated by the band's new rhythm section in the dynamic duo of Jeremy Merritt (drums) and George Westberry (bass). New guitarist, Daniel Serrif, displays his mastery of motivic development in his work on Let's Make Medicine, which begins with cerebral legato bends before it transforms into a downright raunchy rock and roll guitar solo. Chris Lord offers his melodic voicing throughout the entire record and is on full display on the track, Her Pride. Brandon Knox's voice also displays fluidity from liltingly sweet to shouting and screaming. The addition of Kofi Burbridge (ARU, Tedeschi Trucks Band) adds another eccentric voice to an already elaborate tapestry. All told, Elephant Graveyard is a diverse record that will keep the listener's head on a swivel.
Upcoming Tour Dates
8-25-12 Cramerton Music Festival
8-30-12 Ziggy's-Winston Salem
9-1-12 High Rock Outfitters-Lexington
9-2-12 Guardian Angel Jam
9-8-12 Old North State Winery-Mt. Airy
9-21-12 Blind Tiger-Greensboro
10-4-12 The Fat Frogg-Elon
10-12-12 The Garage-Winston Salem
10-13-12 Front Street Pub-Burlington
10-19-12 Love That Music-Kernersville
11-3-12 High Rock Outfitters-Lexington
11-10-12 Broad Street Cafe-Durham
11-15-12 Old North State Winery- Mt.Airy
12-28-12 Smokey Joe's-Charlotte
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