The Rhode Island band, influenced by the likes of Tom Petty and Sammy Davis Jr, consider themselves a rock'n'roll group. They already have three albums under their belt and their latest, The Black Dirt Sessions, was released in June 2010. Although writing their own material, the band very much enjoys performing covers at their shows as diverse as Nirvana to the Beatles to The Sex Pistols. The band have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Neko Case, The Felice Brothers, Nas, Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, Jenny Lewis, JD Souther, Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings, Dead Confederate, AA and will be touring with such outstanding artists as Dr Dog, Those Darlins and Holy Sons throughout the remainder of 2010. Deer Tick started out life as a drum and guitar duo which now consists of guitarists John McCauley III and Ian P O'Neil, bassist Christopher Ryan and drummer Dennis Ryan, with each member of the group contributing vocals.