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Deer Tick

Smith Hill

Deer Tick in-studio, 9-18-09.

Our session with Deer Tick was recorded right between a series of shows for the McMenamins Great NW Music Tour, and Music Fest NW.  Nursing a sore throat from the previous night’s show, frontman John McCauley III played guitar and harmonica on the first 3 songs, while Ian O’Neill and Andrew Tobiasson sang lead — including a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Maybelline.” Then McCauley sang the final song, “Smith Hill,” one of our favorites from the band’s impressive summer release Born on Flag Day.

Download “Easy” from Born on Flag Day.

Recording engineer: Steven Kray, with assistance from Bill Ward.

Video: Matt Huiskamp

Photos: Tim LaBarge. See the entire photoset here.




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