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.
Few people understand the importance of musical dexterity better than South Carolinian jam-funk man Zach Deputy. He'll perform 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.
Zach Deputy, 9 p.m. Thursday, November 29, at Funky Buddha Lounge and Brewery, 2621 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Tickets cost $12. Call 561-368-4643.
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