Saturday, June 4, 2016

"Shazzerine" by Shazzerine Single OUT NOW

"Shazzerine" by Shazzerine OUT NOW on Psyouthern Media

“SHAZZERINE” by SHAZZERINE. In the future, everyone will have their own theme song. In this case, it is the spectral wonder known as Shazzerine akaChristopher DeShazo. Out on my label (Psyouthern Media), his single “Shazzerine” drops today. You know you love him; why wouldn’t you, he’s Shazzerine. It started as inside joke with the guys in the van calling him Shazzerine. Then that mutated into all of us singing his new name out at random places/times. Eventually I suggested, he write a song...about himself...lay it out there...and call it "Shazzerine." A year later, Shazz wrote the damn song and played it for me. And it was actually good and frighteningly catchy. I'm like, "NICE!" So I said. Let's record and release it and ride this beautiful pony to its logical conclusion: SUPER SHAZZERINE STARDOM. So here you have it: "Shazzerine." Your boy's got his own damn theme song now.

Support the Shazzerine Cause, and buy his song. And share if you like.


Friday, June 3, 2016

"Shazzerine" by Shazzerine Feel Good Hit of the Summer OUT NOW

“SHAZZERINE” by SHAZZERINE. In the future, everyone will have their own theme song. In this case, it is the spectral wonder known as Shazzerine aka Chris DeShazo. Out on Psyouthern Media, his single “Shazzerine” drops today. You know you love him; why wouldn’t you, he’s Shazzerine. And this is his song. 


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Signed, First-Edition Brother Dege Vinyl Now Available

Get them while we got them! We're clearing out the last of the vinyl stock with these SIGNED, FIRST EDITION Brother Dege vinyl albums now available for a short time (till they run, which won't be long) at CDbaby for domestic & international shipping.

Black Vinyl
Gold Vinyl:

Clear Vinyl
Black Vinyl

$30 = signed, colored vinyl
$25 = signed, black vinyl 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Limited-Edition, Signed Brother Dege AMERICAN LONGHAIR available NOW

American Longhair Poster (24 x 36 inches)

We've got a limited supply of full-size 
Brother Dege - AMERICAN LONGHAIR posters 
AVAILABLE for purchase through Big Cartel. 
$20 + shipping
Order HERE.

This is an enlargement of the original tin-type photograph
used for the cover of Brother Dege's Folk Songs of the American Longhair album.
Shot by Bruce Shultz. A tintype photograph, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype,
is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal
coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support
for the photographic emulsion.
Tintypes enjoyed their widest use during the 1860s and 1870s,
but lesser use of the medium persisted into the early 20th century.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


By Dege Legg
as published in the May 2013 issue of The Ind Monthly. 

He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share. Here are some other little known facts about Egan.  He once calculated the exact location of a dead star, using only a shoe horn. He does not play a keytar.  When asked to provide proof of God’s existence, Egan produced a Jew’s harp and proceeded to play Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen.”

Egan is a Louisiana treasure of song. In addition to fronting his own band and being a member of Lil Band O’Gold, Egan’s tunes have been covered by the likes of Solomon Burke, Irma Thomas, Joe Cocker, Percy Seldge, and many others. His albums Twenty Years of Trouble and You Don’t Know Your Mind are undeniable, scientific proof that Egan still has some creative fish to fry in the skillet pan of creativity. And he ain’t done yet! His new album promises to be a sacred cranial masterpiece full of high strokes, confident blokes, wiggling worms of mushy tokes.

1. History of Dave Egan in five words, more or less?
He seldom finishes what he...

2. Why Dave Egan musician, why not Dave Egan: bearded sorcerer or snake juggling preacher?
That Fortenbery fellow already got the gig.

3. If you could change careers, what would you be interested in doing?
I would have a Chinese BBQ called Happy Duck on Jefferson Street with ducks, chickens and crispy pork hanging up in the window, a Chinese guy with a cleaver up there chopping away, seven days a week. Open late. Packed with 27-year-old hungry Bohemians.

4. Worst gig ever?
Solo gig at a mom & pop steak house in Frisco, TX. I subbed for a friend. I had never done a solo gig. I had no repertoire. I was reading country standard lyrics out of his notebooks. Songs I had never attempted and never should've. I tried "I Love You More Today than Yesterday" by Spiral Staircase because I knew the melody and thought I could read the words and chords at the same time. But what I didn't realize was how high the vocals would soar at the chorus - out of my range and into the stratosphere. Two lines into that huevo-busting chorus, I had to end the song. But my nervous foot, involuntarily hopping up and down, kept setting off the phony baloney 70's push-button rhythm box. So I had to end it again. A geezer yelled from his table, "YOU GO TO HELL!"


5. Best gig ever?
I'm happy to say there are simply far, far too many of those. Sometimes huge and sometimes very intimate, but deeply gratifying. But one among many would be Piano Night at House of Blues a few years back. There were scores of pianists there who could smoke me, pick my bones and toss me out onto the dungheap. I did some originals - good ol' "Spoonbread," "Twenty Years of Trouble," Clifton's "I'm a Farmer" and "Dreamer." I took a bow to a raging, standing ovation, packed from the apron to the balconies, screaming for more.

6. You’re known for playing piano, and we love it, but do you ever get the primal urge to get leathered up, grab a BC Rich Warlock guitar, and quench the steel with some ungodly riffage?
Piano is not exactly a face-melting instrument. But it's a harsh mistress, and more than enough for me to handle.

7. Worst song ever heard?
That song from The Sound of Music where they're performing for the Nazis. It's horrible and gives me reflux, while at the same time, hitting some twisted funny bone. This scene must have influenced your buddy, Quentin.

8. Name a song that has grown on you over the years?
"If I Loved You" from Carousel.

9. Most requested song when doing piano gigs at restaurants and bars?
Honestly, "Bourbon in My Cup” (from Egan’s You Don’t Know Your Mind.)

10. Piano man: Billy Joel? Thoughts? Why do Yankees/northerners Billy Joel so much?
He’s a damn fine singer and piano player. There are truly some lovely songs, but overall, not my cup of tea. Sometimes his songs will rave on and on over an idea that's simply not so good. “Piano Man” is good, but a request for it kind of tells me that the requestor has no imagination or capacity to hear anybody do anything they haven't had passively beat into them for forty years.

11. What’s up with the new record? What’s new? What’s the same? What’s different? Give us your best pitch.
I have fantastical confidence in the new record. It cannot be denied and will be hard for me to ever top. Lil’Buck, Buddy Flett, Bruce MacDonald, Dickie Landry and many others bring their gifts. We recorded and mixed the entire project at Dockside, which was a first. I spent so much that I had to halt production for months at a time, to gather up more money. But it was a good thing, because it gave the creative process a chance to breathe as well. The official release date is June 4th and I don't want KRVS to peak on it before the rest of the world even hears it. I want Cecil Doyle to be the first guy to play it on air. I'm doing a special Jazz Fest "Pre-Release," making it available at Jazz Fest and LA Music Factory. But I'm selling a few off the gigs, and giving away quite a few. So many hipsters and home peeps around here. Gotta take care of my peoples. I kept it under wraps for so long. I can finally start throwing out a few. I think a lot of folks, if they're honest, will say, "Holy Shit."

12. Something no one knows about Dave Egan?I like to watch "Your Health" with the Beckers.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Tarantino Hand-Picks Brother Dege's song for Django Unchained

Brother Dege (“deej”) (aka Dege Legg) is one of the best-kept secrets in the Deep South. A musician, writer and Southern enigma, Dege is the haunted face of 21st century Delta blues. Like the possessed offspring of Faulkner and Son House, he plays slide guitar in the age-old tradition of the blues greats, yet manages to breathe new life into this revered Delta idiom.

Well, make that… was one of the best-kepts secrets… as the reclusive Louisiana Cajun’s song “Too Old To Die Young” was personally selected by Quentin Tarantino to appear in the soundtrack of his new film Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson.

Tarantino describes his method of utilizing music (old and new) into the soundtrack of Django Unchained [from the director's press release]: “I want to thank all the artists who contributed original songs (a first for me) to the picture. Most of these contributions came out of the artists’ own inspiration and their illustration of the film’s soul is invaluable. In addition to the new original songs I am also using a lot of older recordings on the soundtrack – many of which came from my personal vinyl collection. Instead of having the record companies give me new digitally cleaned up versions of these recordings from the ’60s and ’70s, I wanted to use the vinyl I’ve been listening to for years – complete with all the pops and cracks. I even kept the sound of the needle being put down on the record. Basically because I wanted people’s experience to be the same as mine when they hear this soundtrack for the first time.”

The soundtrack for Django Unchained will be released on December 18th before the movie opens on Christmas Day.


1. Winged
2. Django (Main Theme) – Luis Bacalov, Rocky Roberts
3. The Braying Mule – Ennio Morricone
4. In That Case, Django, After You…
5. Lo Chiamavano King (His Name Is King) – Luis Bacalov, Edda Dell’orso
6. Freedom – Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton
7. Five-Thousand-Dollar Nigga’s And Gummy Mouth Bitches
8. La Corsa (2nd Version) – Luis Bacalov
9. Sneaky Schultz and the Demise of Sharp
10. I Got a Name – Jim Croce
11. I Giorni Dell’ira – Riz Ortolani
12. 100 Black Coffins – Rick Ross
13. Nicaragua – Jerry Goldsmith featuring Pat Metheny
14. Hildi’s Hot Box
15. Sister Sara’s Theme – Ennio Morricone
16. Ancora Qui – Ennio Morricone and Elsa
17. Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable) – James Brown and 2Pac
18. Who Did That To You? – John Legend
19. Too Old to Die Young – Brother Dege
20. Stephen The Poker Player
21. Un Monumento – Ennio Morricone
22. Six Shots Two Guns
23. Trinity (Titoli) – Annibale E i Cantori Moderni