Live Review: Deer Tick @ Wolf Trap — 6/20/19

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Deer Tick performs at The Charm City Bluegrass Festival in April 2019.  (Photo by Matt Ruppert)

In so many ways, Deer Tick is the quintessential modern American band. Started sometime in the mid-2000s and officially releasing War Elephant in 2007, theirs is a sound born of something many of us can find familiar: as at home on a small stage in the corner of a bar/coffeehouse, in a party club, or on a big stage in the middle of a national park.

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Live Review: Charm City Bluegrass Festival @ Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, 4/26-4/27/19

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Druid Hill Park in the wind after a storm during Charm City Bluegrass Festival. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)

Waking on Friday, the forecast indicated thunderstorms and heavy winds in the neighborhood of 3 to 7 o’clock. The hours passed slowly, work keeping me busy; periodic texts from my wife, little checks of the app, and nervous glances outside the windows of classrooms marked the passage of the clouds, the speed of the winds.

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Preview: Charm City Bluegrass Festival @ Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, 4/26-4/27/19

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The award-winning Charm City Bluegrass Festival will take over Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park for a seventh annual celebration of bluegrass, folk, and Americana, headlined by The Bridge, Deer Tick, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Jeff Austin Band, for two days on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27.

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Ticket Giveaway: Deer Tick @ Sixth & I, 3/10/16

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John Joseph McCauley and his alt-country band Deer Tick have launched an acoustic tour, and they are hitting the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue on Thursday, March 10.

Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets for you to see the show!

In 2013, Deer Tick released their fifth album, Negativity, which was inspired by John Joseph’s personal struggles with family, divorce and drugs. The band draw inspiration from diverse sources, including blues, grunge and even glam. You see, in recent years, Deer Tick have paid tribute to the late, great Lou Reed by covering a few of his songs, like “Hangin’ Around” from the seminal album Transformer.

Watch Deer Tick perform “Hangin’ Around” in a recent acoustic session on YouTube:

This is a great opportunity to see Deer Tick in a setting sure to bolster their acoustic Americana. For your chance to win these tickets, simply leave a comment on this post using a valid email address between now and noon on Wednesday, March 9. Feel free to leave any comment, but perhaps share your favorite song by Deer Tick! One entry per email address, please. Tickets for this show are also available through Ticketmaster.

For the rules of this giveaway…

Comments will close on Wednesday, March 9, at noon and we will randomly select a winner. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 12 hours, or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner.

Tickets will be available to the winner at the Sixth & I box office on the night of the concert. The tickets must be claimed with a valid ID. The winner must be old enough to attend the specific concert or must have a parent’s permission to enter if he/she is under 18 years old.

Good luck! (And you can buy tickets online if you don’t win.)

Deer Tick
w/ Mutual Benefit and Ryley Walker
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Thursday, March 10
Show @8pm
$25
All ages