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North Carolina musicians The Deep Shallow Band released their new album, “Copy and Paste,” in the spring of 2023. Often described as “Southern soul rock and roll” reminiscent of the Allman Brothers Band and The Black Crowes, the group has enjoyed an enthusiastic following at their high-energy shows since 2014. Several performances have been scheduled to celebrate the new record, including an album release party on Sept. 23 at The Visulite Theatre in Charlotte.

The lineup includes Rusty Stevens (lead songwriter/vocalist and guitarist); Mike Vanhoy (guitar); Chip Cooper (lead guitar); Rob Conrad (bass, vocals); Trey Walker (drums); and Jackie Fallar (vocals). Its members have performed in a wealth of acclaimed regional bands including Satchel Foot, Cherry Bomb, Dahli Llama, Muscadine, New August, Right Turn Clyde, and Action Jaxxon, among others.

“Copy and Paste” was engineered and produced by renowned local artists/producers Jason Scavone (The Noises 10) and Mike Mitschele (Hardsoul Poets, Jolene, HBO’s “The Righteous Gemstones”) at Sioux Sioux Studio in Charlotte. Guest performers include Jason Atkins, aka “Greazy Keyz” (keyboards) and Mitschele on guitar. The album is currently being streamed across all major platforms by Symphonic Distribution.


Rusty Stevens

Lead Vocals, Guitar

Jackie Fallar


Mike Vanhoy with Arms in Air

Mike VanHoy


Robert Conrad

Vocals, Bass

Chip Cooper


Trey Walker



Deep Shallow Band has deep Stanly roots, releases new album

Two Stanly residents, founders of a regionally renowned band which calls their music “Southern Soul Rock and Roll,” recently celebrated the release of a new album. Rusty Stevens, the lead guitarist and main songwriter for the Deep Shallow Band, has lived in Stanly County since 1999. His founding partner, Mike Vanhoy, is an Albemarle native with more than 40 years of playing guitar with bands such as Right Turn Clyde.

Charlotte-area Musicians The Deep Shallow Band Release New Album, ‘Copy and Paste’

Local musicians The Deep Shallow Band released their new album, “Copy and Paste,” on May 22. Often described as “Southern soul rock and roll,” the band has enjoyed an enthusiastic following in and around the area since 2014.