Erik Deutsch’s Hammers, Strings, Stops & Knobs

Keyboardist Erik Deutsch‘s sound has been described as “a gumbo of American music that touches in jazz, blues, pop, funk and dub,” and with his swirling new album Falling Flowers, that statement is definitely true. Touching on psychedelic and atmospheric, Deutsch traverses the realm of what a keyboard can do. An artist in his own right, Deutsch has also been backing up artists like Citizen Cope, Norah Jones, Alice Smith, Rosanne Cash and Shooter Jennings as well as touring regularly with Charlie Hunter throughout his career. Obviously a master of his craft, it’s no surprise he made a playlist championing his fellow keyboardists. Check it out here or hit play above.

Says Deutsch of his playlist, “‘Hammers, Strings, Stops, & Knobs’ is my tribute to some of history’s best ticklers, plunkers, pounders, and tweakers of all things related to the undisputed heavyweight champ of western music: the keyboard. Every one of these essential artists holds a special place in my heart as the uniqueness of each of their musical voices exist on a level reserved for the very best (not to mention that these are seriously dope tracks!) So kick back, relax, and allow a hefty dose of keyboard wizardry to brighten up your day.”