Nashville has a new sound in the style of Johnson City singer/songwriter Avery Deakins.
Deakins has spent the past several years traveling the Southeast from his home base in Athens, Georgia, infusing his Tennessee roots with a dose of red clay soul. His first album is a testament to the range of his influences; a modern rock shout-out to classic country greats. But it is his live performances, which integrate catchy originals with hit music from every genre and decade, that land Deakins squarely on every music lover's must-see list.
The 28-year-old multi-instrumentalist is a born performer, with a unique talent for reading the room, responding to requests, and channeling the energy of the audience. Unforgettable originals and a razor-sharp spin on the classics make Avery Deakins the act to see.
"Every so often, a familiar song can feel like the first time again. In the classically trained voice of Nashville-based guitarist Avery Deakins, the souls of classic rock and country legends are paid a suitable tribute. Within the passionate, disciplined delivery of inspired vocals, accompanied by recklessly tasteful layers of acoustic rhythms and hard-hitting electric solos all heavily influenced by such iconic artists as Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Band, and more, the spirit that once defined the frontiers of rock and roll music is reprised, renewed and reborn. "