Zach Deputy at Funky Buddha Lounge on November 29

Dexterity. Without it, guitar solos would sound like crap. And as for one-man bands, forget it. A solo artist tackling every element of a song without dexterity is as reliable as an iPad sans 3G capabilities on a road trip. And few people understand the importance of musical dexterity better than South Carolinian jam-funk man Zach Deputy. He'll be at Funky Buddha Lounge in Boca Raton on November 29. "It's pretty much like an eight-piece band as one guy," Deputy recently said in an interview with Erie, Pennsylvania,'s Times-News. "Simply put, I do live looping, which is playing each instrument individually. But once I play it, it's recorded into a looping machine, which plays it back and allows me to play on top of it — mostly guitar and percussion. My guitar is a synth guitar, so it can sound like anything you want, from a choir to a saxophone to a big bass." Influenced by "Motown, country music, R&B, a lot of gospel, and a lot of island — calypso, salsa, merengue," Deputy's sets are as diverse as his taste in music, effortlessly blending elements from each aforementioned genre. Don't miss out.

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