The Deer, a transcendental Texas folk band, will play the Dolores River Brewery, Sunday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m.
The band won the 2018 Austin Music Award for Best Performing Folk Band and received a major grant from Black Fret in December 2017. The Deer made Austin Music Awards’ Top 10 Best Performing Folk Bands for the past three years, and band’s cover art is also award-winning.
The Deer formed around singer-songwriter Grace Rowland Park, a classically trained vocalist from Texas Hill Country. The band’s songs have “a dark, folksy feel with unexpected subjects like stalking, drug dealing and murder,” according to their website. The band has released three albums.
The band played festivals including Kerrville Folk, Old Settler’s, Utopiafest, Winter WonderGrass, Oregon Country Fair and SXSW, and co-billed with Elephant Revival, Big Thief and Wild Child. The band is touring nationally and recording its fourth album.
The band’s 2015 album release, “On the Essence of the Indomitable Spirit,” features special guest Dennis Ludiker from Asleep at the Wheel. The next album, “Tempest and Rapture,” marries moody Southern Gothic and symphonic psychedelia with a side of surf country. The show starts at 8 p.m. The cover charge is $10.