w/ Harmonic Blue, Blonde Armadillo, Steam Powered Orchestra, Arms Against Atrophy, Home Brewed July 21st, 2012 Doors: 7 P.M. $12 ALL AGES
In the winter of 2006, Dan Jagielski, Greg Jagielski, and Joe Metz decided to part ways with their current group, and set out on their own. A severe need to branch out musically was coursing through their veins, as well as an offer that every band dreams of. “Free Studio Sessions!!!” was the cry of 2006.
After recording a 5 song demo at Sheffield in Jacksonville, The Deep Search headed out into the Baltimore City clubs armed with a catalogue of tunes. Greats such as “The Ghost”, “But If We Stray”, and “Run” were beautiful riff rock, but the 3 piece sound was just not doing them justice. After a brutal stint rehearsing in the dead of a Baltimore winter in a garage, they moved to a Middle River barn in the sweltering summer. That year was rough, but they found themselves well rehearsed, full of great music, and hungry to play. Then everything changed. After an evening of rehearsal, and “the practice 30 pack”, Dan and Greg headed out for just 1 more at Souris’ in Towson. An old acquaintance came through the door, and they began talking music.
Mike Garayoa joined the group in August of 2006, completing the lineup. Quickly, the catalog of songs grew, as his blues based guitar leads filled all of the holes of the older tunes, and laid the groundwork of such new tunes as “Pinkshirt”, “Casting Shadows”, and “Divide.”
After 3 years of writing, and gigging around Baltimore, The Deep Search found themselves ready to record their first full length studio album. In the fall of 2009, the boys headed to Right Coast Recording in Columbia, PA to begin work with their friend Bobby Gentilo. The groundwork was laid on what would become “Black Rock Road.”
Two and a half years of “we’re recording right now” created significant demand for something tangible from the band. “Black Rock Road” has everything from huge riff rock to gristly blues, soulful country leanings, to tender acoustic balladry.
With the release of the album, The Deep Search have found themselves hooked up with Baltimore Sound Management. Now thrust into a new world of bigger venues, tons of new fans and friends, as well as a renewed love for the grind of playing live.