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A true blues artist, born and raised in the midwest, Gene Deer's style and music pulls on his old soul flavor of iconic blues artists from the Mississippi Delta, as well as classic rock legends. Gene's rock 'n roll spirit, and passion deliver high level energy from the stage in every performance.
Gene has opened for Marshall Tucker Band, .38 Special, Ted Nugent, Robin Trower, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Susan Tedeschi, Emmy Lou Harris, Ray Charles, Three Dog Night, Eddie Shaw, Georgia Satellites, Foghat, John Kay & Steppenwolf, and Johnny Rivers to name a few.
For more than two decades Gene Deer has been injecting audiences with his blend of blues/roots/rock music nationally, and internationally. Performing more than 250 shows nationwide annually, this modern day blues man possesses vocals born to sing nothing but his style of blues. Gene's mojo infects audiences and leaves them feeling the rhythm of blues long after the music stops. His music persona is a blend of Robert Cray, Stevie Ray, Eric Clapton, and Muddy Waters; it isn't hard to testify while watching and hearing him perform. It’s difficult to identify where the separation is between man, and guitar.
"Gene Deer is laden with a mind blowing guitar skill that propels the music into a different level, solely on its strength alone." - Jeff Napier, NUVO Magazine
“... his voice, guitar, stage presence--he has it all and plays music very pleasing to the ear. The energy that pours off the stage at Gene’s shows has made the hair stand up on my arms it's so electrifying.” – Penny Lane, Giant 96FM, WSVX