Colby Deitz Band + The Paper Crowns + Christy Lynn Band

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Colby Deitz Band + The Paper Crowns + Christy Lynn Band

Colby Deitz, originally from Sylva (a small town in Western NC), has seen his music music go through several changes over the course of his career. Starting as a worship leader for a local church, being a member of a regionally known band, to fronting his very own musical machine; Colby now has his sights set on the very top of the Rock/Pop charts.

Leaving his position at the church and starting a Folk/Rock band, Mangas Colorado (2013), with his high school buddies; Colby was given the opportunity to hone his performance skills at several dive bars and small music venues across the Southeastern U.S. He was writing songs and performing them for new people every week; giving him the ability to shape his songwriting styles around his different audiences. Sharing the stage with Grammy winning artists and some of the most notorious Americana acts around, Colby is no stranger to the stage. However, relationships and school were bringing the Mangas chapters of Colby’s life to an end. He was out of money and left with 2 choices; go back and finish school, or continue chasing his dreams of a musical career and start a musical project all his own.

One year on the road with his own band, things were looking like they were never going to grow for Colby and his band. Stagnation and poor management skills were keeping Colby Deitz Band chained to the local scene. Signing with J/C Entertainment and Speakeasy Artists came at just the right time as his patience grew thin of mismanaging himself. With J/C Entertainment at the helm managing Colby, and Speakeasy Artists keeping his calendar full, Colby is capturing attention now, more than ever.

Currently equipped with an All-Star, more seasoned band, Colby is lighting up stages across the U.S. He delivers a powerful punch with his awe-inspiring stage presence and a voice that has been tuned with acute precision, for the road and records alike. This is no singer/songwriter anymore. This kid and his band are playing Rock n Roll and Pop music like some of the chart-topping artists we all know today. Firm believers in authenticity, Colby and his band pour everything they have into every single show. You don’t want to miss a single second of the show as Colby and the band rotate instrumental duties and give you a show that is poured from their very souls. With an unrelenting performance, a voice like you’ve never heard, and organic songwriting that’s played whether you like it or not; this Tasmanian devil and his band will give you the show you’ve always been looking for. "The Paper Crowns have this aura of honesty in their music that’s genuine, easy to grasp, yet also not a complete giveaway." (Waleed Rashidi - IE Weekly)

"The Paper Crowns, a folk-inspired combo whose songs cross so many genres that all you need to know is that if you like music, there’s something for you there. The group, which has delved into folk and Americana, recorded and mixed the album at home and took on all of the instruments except for the drums on a few tracks. The title track is sublime and the beautiful pairing of the voices of Nicole Pond and Spiro Nicolopoulos is the real star of the album. I first met Spiro back when Rolling Reunion was around, a jam-tastic experimental group. As much as I loved what he did with that group, I think The Paper Crowns are even stronger and it’s really the hard work he and Nicole have put into the group and the beautiful music they make together.” (Vanessa Franko - Press Enterprise)

The Paper Crowns are taking honest music from the roots of the American musical bloodline and are bringing it into the here and now. Their chemistry has been compared to June and Johnny. Their intimacy has drawn parallels to The Civil Wars. The sense of tradition and invention in their lyrics has garnered critical acclaim. Their musical intensity and soul has earned comparisons to Tedeschi Trucks Band. They are earning their reputation as the genuine article and as a band on the cutting edge of modern roots music. Their musical chemistry is a gumbo of Appalachian folk and bluegrass, Dixieland melodies, delta blues, acid rock, murder ballads, outlaw country and Southern Gospel that they cook up into a sound all their own.

The Paper Crowns sound big like a four piece band yet always honors their intimacy and emotional rawness as a duo. Between them they have played at events such as Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Summer Meltdown, Baja Bash, The House of Blues, Soulshine and more. Their music has found placement in major network TV campaigns including the Olympic Games and for Visa.

"The Paper Crowns are ambitious. They are a husband and wife who make music together. At first glance you may think you could pigeon hole them into expectations. They might surprise you. They improvise heavily on acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, and drums…often while singing harmonies. Their sound lives somewhere between Shovels and Rope and an acoustic Jerry Garcia jam. Their songs are some of the best in the nation. Take the time and check them out for yourself.” (Juan Bengoa - Concert Promoter/Booking Agent) Influenced by the stories of folk music, the deep sorrow of the blues, and the free feeling of country and Americana music, Christy Lynn Band has created a new but familiar sound. Hailing from the mountains of Western North Carolina, they are debuting their new collection of songs that were written in 2017. Wild American Music writes, "Christy's voice alone is something you will never forget, but the band doesn't stop there in their seemingly effortless attempt to be remembered. This is not your average two-piece band. Their sound is full of life and their songwriting is unique in its own right leaving no reason for the listener to walk away from this song craving anything else but to hear it again."