Deep Greens & Blues
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Deep Greens & Blues

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Americana Country


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Back to Home (2013)
Chasing Horizons (2016)


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History sometimes repeats itself, but that’s not always a bad thing.

Since its humble beginnings in 2011, Grand Rapids-based alt-country band Deep Greens & Blues has found inspiration in the singer-songwriters of the 1970’s. While the band’s name is a nod to a popular James Taylor lyric, it also is an endorsement of the style of music defined by Taylor and his peers- authentic and unabashed, connecting with audiences through intricate storytelling.

As they began to write together, Deep Greens & Blues built their songs the same way their musical ancestors have: acoustic arrangements with engaging melodies and striking harmonies. Their diverse musical experiences served them well, as they were able to crossover mainstream boundaries to create a fresh and captive sound.

With the release of their debut album Back to Home in 2012, Deep Greens & Blues established its own distinct, harmony-driven vibe. Dabbling in elements of folk, country, blues, and pop, they found receptive audiences in communities across Michigan and pushed themselves to grow and share their music with more listeners. With the highly anticipated release of their second album Chasing Horizons in January 2016, Deep Greens & Blues brings a renewed enthusiasm to the coming year. A product of two years of songwriting and nine months of recording, the band approached their songs with unbridled care and respect. “We really wanted to leave it all on the table for this album,” says drummer Ben McNeil. “Our only concern was staying true to ourselves and taking the time to create music we can be proud of.”  

“I have a deep appreciation for the passion that each of us bring to this band,” says lead singer Travis Atkinson. “We have taken opportunities to make ourselves vulnerable in our music, and it’s paid off immensely. I can’t wait to see where the next chapter of this journey brings.”

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