MP3 Shady Deal - The Lift
CCR crossed with Waylon Jennings with a splash of whiskey.
10 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Classic Rock, COUNTRY: Country Rock
Tastes in music come from all over this country, and the world. Many musicians have migrated to parts of the country to absorb influences that they have encountered. So is the story with Shady Deal. Four boys from the boot heel migrated to Mississippi. Although other factors such as education and a music scene that embraced blues, southern rock, funk, as well as others influenced their decision. Before the boys got down to Oxford, MS. They had never heard of R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Beanland, and their off springs. The next generation has kept the sound alive.
Shady Deal was formed and began playing bars in 2002, any shit hole that was nice enough to let them set up a PA and drink for free. They soon ran into a Louisiana boy that was attending Ole Miss. At this one particular shit hole he brought his keyboard. The final piece had been added. The boys then played enough up and down I-55, so they bought a van to live and travel in. A few days after, Jesse Hammock met Jim Dickinson at the Zebra Ranch, being introduced by Shady Deal’s Uncle Bob Camp. Soon after the group cut their first record in Memphis with the legendary producer who had worked with the likes of the Stones, Big Star, Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, and his bad ass sons. After the album, THE LIFT came out in 2004 the band continues to tour extensively across the country, but always coming home to the south. Free beer and hauling around speakers were in the past and the band developed their own sound apparent in their sophomore album, also produced by Dickinson, at the same time embracing their influences since they was in high school.
Since their humble beginnings in the flatlands of southeast Missouri, Shady Deal has blossomed into one of the hardest working and hardest rocking bands in the circuit. The fellas have shared the stage with the Black Crowes, North Mississippi All Stars, Shooter Jennings, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Stockholm Syndrome, just to name a few. The release of their sophomore effort and the final semester in Shady Deal’s pursuance of education will bring around a full touring schedule promoting their new record. Shady Deal’s heavy southern rock sound has folks going away smiling while others are scared. You decide.