Zach Deputy

The Funky Biscuit Presents

Zach Deputy

Uncle SCotchy OMB

Saturday May 5, 2018

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Funky Biscuit

Boca Raton, FL

$15.00 - $30.00 General Admission $20.00 Day Of Show

This event is 21 and over

Zach Deputy
Zach Deputy
In making his fourth album Wash It in the Water, Zach Deputy dreamed up a sunny and soulful new sound that fuses hip-hop, funk, and folky pop with the spirited rhythms of soca and calypso. With that sound embodied by the album’s brightly melodic and richly textured title track, Wash It in the Water finds the Georgia-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist mining his Puerto Rican and Cruzan heritage for inspiration.

“Because of the music I was raised on, I’ve always heard rhythm in a very tropical, Latin-esque way—it’s something that resonates in the deepest parts of me,” says Deputy, who grew up in South Carolina. “When I was a kid my grandma would play a lot of salsa and soca and make me get up and dance to it, so in a way this is me putting my own spin on all that and bringing those sounds into a whole new era.”

With Deputy playing every instrument on the album, Wash It in the Water was self-produced in spontaneous sessions that took place in studios and homes and sometimes in Deputy’s garage. “Each time I recorded it was mostly just for fun,” he says. “I wasn’t trying to make anything happen, I was just going with what felt good.” As a result, Wash It in the Water bears a warm, natural feel that permeates everything from the intricate guitar work and tender vocals of “Jump in the Water” (a serenade to Deputy’s seven-year-old daughter) to the groove-heavy funk of “Put It in the Boogie” (a celebration of the joyfully chaotic life of a musician) to the piano-driven balladry of “Loving You” (a powerful meditation on unconditional love).

Despite the spur-of-the-moment approach, Wash It in the Water emerges as a gracefully arranged effort that owes much to the musicianship and songcraft Deputy’s honed since getting his first guitar at age 13. By his mid-teens he’d started up a series of garage bands, balancing his own projects with playing in local big bands and soul groups. “I was this 16-year-old white kid crushing it in a Motown band, and because of that I got to learn a lot about respecting the composition,” Deputy recalls. “To me music is a bunch of small pieces fitting together to form this beautiful castle.”

In his early 20s, Deputy experienced a major turning point that would take his music in an entirely new direction. “I was playing in a band but I wasn’t inspired—music wasn’t bringing me the joy that it used to, and I felt like I might be done with it altogether,” he says. Along with quitting the band mid-tour, Deputy traded in his electric guitar and amp for a nylon-string acoustic and moved back home to work construction with his dad. “At work all day I’d have this music in my head, and as soon as I got home I’d go straight to the guitar,” he says. Serendipitously landing a solo gig by walking into a bar just after that night’s featured artist had bailed, Deputy soon introduced the world to the sound he’d eventually dub “island-infused, drum ‘n’ bass, gospel-ninja-soul.” By 2008 he’d released his debut album Out of the Water and—thanks to his ingenuity in looping—made his name as an unforgettable one-man-band live act.
Uncle SCotchy OMB
Uncle SCotchy OMB
Uncle SCotchy OMB (one man band) is a musician, songwriter, performer.

No one really knows for sure...but scholars maintain that Uncle Scotchy was born in or around 1950, and raised in an orphanage just west of Turkey Neck Falls, Montana. He spent a good deal of his formative years tending to his mentally challenged twin brother, Ezra (aka. Effren).

As teenagers, the two brothers left the orphanage and would roam the countryside. Scotchy (his christian name being Scott E. Rutherford III) would take odd jobs to support he and Effren ,,,,mostly in kitchens and horse track stables. Effren would usually remain tethered to Scotchy's belt by the neck while he worked for fear he would run off on his own and get lost.

One day, Scotchy met Matilda Anne Magillicutty,,,daughter of famous horse breeder, Anus Magilligutty, and the two fell madly in love. Matilda didn't even mind Scotchy's dim-witted, and somewhat deranged brother being tied to him and following them around by the rope everywhere,,,smelling as he did. However, when Matilda's father found out about their love, he went mad with rage. Matilda was immediately sent to boarding school in the Pyrenees Mountains. Scotchy and Efferen suffered a much harsher fate. They were taken to the badlands south of Kentucky and ordered to be dragged by horse, in opposite directions (Scotchy to the west, and poor Efferen to the east) till dead.

Scotchy has never seen nor heard from Matilda or his brother again. He has since learned to play various instruments and perform on the street to make ends meet and continues to seach for Effren to the day...Scotchy's travels have put him in the path of many men and women of great notoriety. Legends of his drinking prowess, quick wit, and intemperate disposition continue to grow....but that is another story.
Venue Information:
The Funky Biscuit
303 SE Mizner Blvd
Royal Palm Place
Boca Raton, FL, 33432
http://funkybiscuit.com/