With their edgy, Americana-Gothic-Stax/Hi sound and rockabilly beats, Deering & Down are mesmerizingly danceable. They meld sultry female vocals with clang-and-twang guitar textures: one cup Stevie Nicks, one cup Ike Turner, and a gut-bucket of Memphis hepcat soul.
Working with the late legend Willie Mitchell and his son at the world-famous Royal Studios (Al Green, Ann Peebles, Otis Clay, and many, many more), Deering & Down just released Out There Somewhere, which sounds like both 2012 and 1965 — at the same time.
Had Lahna Deering and Rev. Neil Down sought the most expedient route to stardom, they never would've established headquarters in a small town in Alaska. Instead, they have dedicated years to expanding their horizons — from Alaska to Ireland to Florida to the Mississippi Delta — and absorbing regional influences wherever they go. From the rainbow hues of the aurora borealis to the muddy browns and deep blues of Memphis (their home most of the year), they produce smoky Southern sounds in a glow of shimmering Northern light.
Deering & Down is brand new but sounds so well-worn. Cool but on the verge of red-hot. Check them out and book them now before they're so famous you can't afford them!
"They brought a great flavor to our event. Very professional, super friendly, and the music is fantastic. I would love to hear them again." -- Monika Lantai, Canadian Consulate, Atlanta, GA
"She's got a voice like Loretta Lynn swallowed Rod Stewart. He plays guitar like nobody you've ever heard." -- Memphis Flyer
"The best one-two punch in the city." -- Memphis Commercial Appeal
Somewhere Out There captures their "exhilarating live show without sacrificing the one-on-one chemistry at the heart of their soul." -- Washington Post
"Her spectral soprano brings home innocence and kittenish sensuality, alienation and acceptance, hurt and healing. His guitar, based in the blues, is partial to trance-grooves and traveling where the album title says [Somewhere Out There]. They write their own songs, mostly good ones, about floods, spirituality and cryptic romance." -- Downbeat Magazine