"The best-kept secret in the jamband world" - Yonrico Scott, Derek Trucks Band
"Live Album of the Year" - Homegrown Music Network, 2008 Best Of Awards
"One of the best CDs of 2008' - Hittin' The Note Magazine
Deep Blue Sun is funk, rock and southern-fried soul. With a unique sound that's hypnotic, driving, melodic and moving and highly dancable. DBS is far more than a jam band. It's the culmination of ten years and a thousand throw-down shows that are more like parties than performances.
Formed by songwriters John Marsh and Katie Moore from Apple Peru, DBS is deeply rooted in the Georgia jam rock scene. Featuring soaring, versatile guitar work from Matt Lynn, the funky R&B vocals of bassist Buddha, driving keyboards and a razor sharp rhythm section -- the idea is to take swampy funk and southern soul, and infuse it with west coast psychedelia, tight turns, deep grooves, and a good dose of improv. Keep the arrangements loose, the material top shelf ...and keep the crowd moving.
Their intense dedication to song-craft, melody, harmonies and stylistic stretches is what sets Deep Blue Sun apart. The sound continues to move, from New Orleans to San Francisco; from London to Kingston; from deep, churning funk and jazz to southern-fried chicken pickin'. It works because each member of Deep Blue Sun knows that music is universal, and they each know their role in achieving the ultimate musical goal: The Get Down!
Deep Blue Sun plays major clubs, theatres, festivals and events throughout the southeast, including the Variety Playhouse, Georgia Theatre, Smith's Olde Bar, Gottrocks, Magnolia Fest, Harvestfest, Chattanooga Riverbend Fest, and many more. Along the way they've shared the stage with the Derek Trucks Band, Dumpstaphunk, Jimmy Herring, Warren Haynes, Karl Denson, Bob Weir, Little Feat, The Subdudes, The Radiators and Col. Bruce Hampton to name a few.