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May 18th

Mayfest (Acoustic Set)
JackBeagle’s – Charlotte, NC

July 12th

Louie’s Sports Pub
Fayetteville, NC

July 14th

Stooges
Waiting on the Nighttime official video recording

2pm-5pm  Mint Hill

Aug 3rd

Private Event
Twin Harbor

Aug 10th

The Boathouse – Lake Tillery

Sep 13th

The Visulite – Charlotte, NC

Oct 19th

JackBeagle’s – Charlotte, NC

Oct 2024

Rocktoberfest
JackBeagle’s – Charlotte, NC
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When Rusty Stevens met fellow guitarist Mike Vanhoy after one of Mike’s gigs in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina, in 2010, he was blown away by his fierce finger-picking style, somewhat reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, and Mike’s melodic yet blistering solos. Though Rusty had taken a hiatus at the time after years of performing, his passion for songwriting, singing, and playing remained a vital part of his identity as he continued writing and contemplating his next musical endeavor.

Soon afterward, the two got together for a spontaneous acoustic jam session that felt nothing short of phenomenal. Their chemistry was undeniable, an experience Rusty recalls as amazing and “like being back home again.” The music seemed to flow effortlessly and their new dynamic generated a spark.

The newfound inspiration led Rusty and Mike to form a duo and continue collaborating for the next four years, performing local acoustic gigs and bolstering their rapport as musicians. As their playing evolved and their audiences grew, they sought opportunities to perform larger shows at bigger venues, broaden their scope, and take the music to new heights. 

The time had come to expand the lineup and form a full band. Rusty recruited a rock-solid bassist, Rob Conrad, and yet another scorching guitarist, Chip Cooper, both stellar musicians with whom he had played in Satchel Foot in the 1990s. During their time together as a popular groove band in Boone, North Carolina, they had recorded an album and toured the Southeast with artists including Dave Matthews Band, Hootie and The Blowfish, Edwin McCain, The Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies, and Aquarium Rescue Unit, among others. More than 20 years later, music brought them together again for a familiar yet new and exciting experience.

Trey Walker, a Charlotte, North Carolina, native, longtime friend, and former drummer for Dahli Llama, Muscadine, and New August enthusiastically agreed to join the group, now dubbed The Deep Shallow Band. Shortly before recording their new release, “Copy and Paste,” in 2023, Rusty heard powerhouse vocalist Jackie Fallar and arranged a meeting to gauge her interest in joining the band in the studio. Fallar’s deep, soulful style and sweet harmonies provided the perfect complement to Rusty’s vocals and the band’s overall sound and feel. She was a natural fit and soon became the newest member. 

Together, The Deep Shallow Band has embarked on a journey of songwriting, rehearsing, and refining their distinct blend of “Southern soul rock and roll” influenced by the likes of the Allman Brothers Band and The Black Crowes. In support of “Copy and Paste,” they are enjoying every opportunity to boogie and share their music with enthusiastic crowds near and far. They are especially looking forward to their next show and whatever other adventures the future has in store.

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“Working with Rusty Stevens and the Deep Shallow Band on their latest release was an incredibly rewarding experience. The band is full of exceptional musicians, and every song was well crafted. As a producer it’s always refreshing when the artists enter with a receptiveness to creative input and guidance. The Deep Shallow Band maintained this mindset throughout the recording process. Their open-mindedness and eagerness to take risks are a testament to their dedication to their craft and unwavering passion for music.

I believe this record will strike a deep emotional chord with listeners, and it was a privilege to be a part of its creation.”

Jason Scavone

Producer of The Deep Shallow Band “Copy and Paste”

“Creating this album alongside the talented Deep Shallow Band was an incredibly fun experience. Not only are they all great musicians but everyone was super easy to work with. They were all completely open to new ideas and prioritized the collective sound of the group over individual performances. The drumming was rock-solid, the guitar lines creative, and the vocal harmonies were simple and sweet. Overall good people with a knack for writing honest and memorable songs.”

Mike Mitschele

Producer of The Deep Shallow Band “Copy and Paste”