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Deer Tick        

American Alt-Country Band

Deer Tick is an American alt-country band from Providence, Rhode Island led by guitarist and singer-songwriter John McCauley.

Deer Tick originated as a John McCauley solo project in December 2004. Beginning his touring career with the help of Brendon Massei (Viking Moses), McCauley had toured extensively across the United States by the age of 19.

In DIY fashion, he released three cassettes and numerous CD-Rs in this time period, and the project eventually evolved into what is now known as Deer Tick.

After almost one year of continuous touring McCauley returned to Providence with a newfound confidence and a number of songs including "Dirty Dishes", "Art Isn't Real (City Of Sin)" and "Ashamed".

Deer Tick would soon earn comparisons to pioneering indie and alt-country acts such as Lucinda Williams, Modest Mouse, and Uncle Tupelo

Since its beginning Deer Tick has varied in size from one show to another, and only had one official member (John McCauley) from its inception in 2004 through mid-2007. Paul Marandola often drummed for Deer Tick between 2005 and 2007 and keyboardist James Falzone played with the band off and on from 2006 to 2007.

Current Deer Tick bassist Christopher Dale Ryan graduated from Providence College in the spring of 2007, and shortly after he and drummer Dennis Ryan became official members of Deer Tick. Lead guitarist Andrew Grant Tobiassen joined the band in August 2008, and guitarist Ian O'Neil joined the band in August 2009 after playing with New Jersey-based act Titus Andronicus.

Tobiassen left the band in early 2010, and Rob B. Crowell (Keyboards/Saxophone) joined the band in the spring of 2010.

Other musicians who have performed live as part of Deer Tick or who have played onstage with the band on several occasions, include Chris Paddock, Liz Izenberg, Diego Perez, and Jonny Corndawg.


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