Deer Tick's Acoustic Clusterfolk Newport After Party Previews 'Vol. 1'

by Sachyn Mital

29 August 2017

Deer Tick performed the entirety of the acoustic album (one of a pair of forthcoming releases) and have announced a fall tour.

Deer Tick

29 Jul 2017: Jane Pickens Theater — Newport, RI

Deer Tick can be found practically everywhere during Newport Folk Festival. Beyond a guest appearance on the main stage, the group had four after parties during a three-day music festival. No one can suggest they take it too easy. The same may be said about their time in the studio too. On September 15th, Deer Tick will release two entirely different albums (on Partisan) dubbed Vol 1. and Vol 2.. The first is an acoustic disc. The second is rock.
I got to hear an advance of both albums ahead of Newport, and found myself fixated on the acoustic disc. I’ve always enjoyed Deer Tick, but this was the first album of theirs I’ve repeatedly listened to in a long time. And when I realized the band would be playing the entirety of Vol 1. at the Jane Pickens Theater at the Clusterfolk after-party, I went to check it John McCauley, Chris Ryan, Dennis Ryan and Ian O’Neill do their thing in matching Hawaiian shirts (think Trader Joe’s). They proceeded to play through the entirety of Vol 1., interspersing some chatter and insight into the album, and followed up with some other hits, plus a duet between McCauley and his wife Vanessa Carlton.

The band is set to tour the United States for three months in support of the records. Check out the tour dates below as well as some photos from their Newport aftershow.

09.13.17 - Nashville, TN @ The Americana Music Festival and Conference @ Mercy Lounge (Electric Set)
09.14.17 - Nashville, TN @ The Americana Music Festival and Conference @ Station Inn (Acoustic Set)
09.16.17 - Bristol, TN @ Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
09.17.17 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
09.19.17 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
09.20.17 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
09.22.17 - Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
09.23.17 - Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
09.24.17 - St. Augustine, FL @ Sing Out Loud Festival
10.17.17 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
10.19.17 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
10.20.17 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
10.21.17 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
10.22.17 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird
10.24.17 - Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barn
10.25.17 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
10.27.17 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
10.28.17 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10.29.17 - Boulder, CO @ eTown
10.31.17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11.02.17 - Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
11.03.17 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
11.04.17 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
11.05.17 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11.07.17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent **SOLD OUT**
11.08.17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent **SOLD OUT**
11.10.17 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
11.11.17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
11.12.17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
11.13.17 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
11.14.17 - El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace
11.16.17 - Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater
11.17.17 - Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater
11.18.17 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
11.24.17 - Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
11.25.17 - Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Cafe **SOLD OUT**
11.26.17 - Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Cafe
11.29.17 - New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
11.30.17 - Washington, DC @ The 9:30 Club
12.01.17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
12.02.17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
12.30.17 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
12.31.17 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair


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