Blair Deptuck is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His band New Driver is a group of all-star musicians based in Nanaimo, BC.
Blair's passion for music and commitment to his craft is admirable, and he has managed to balance music-making with raising a family and running his own contracting company. Despite a full and busy life that pulls him in all directions, Blair's desire to rock out is ever-present, and is a constant guiding force.
As we all know, life has a way of throwing curveballs at you, and Blair experienced that first hand. In 2016, his world was turned upside down by a brain aneurysm that resulted in an intense surgical process and a long recovery. Some might be wary of returning to their regular schedule after such an ordeal, but Blair's sense of responsibility to his family and his intense desire to play music found him returning to the job site, the stage, and the recording studio.
Despite the traumatic and life-changing event that Blair experienced, his desire to make music has never waned, and his sense of humour and appreciation of those around him remain firmly in tact.
THE MUSIC BUDDY SESSION: "Plans", by Blair Deptuck
Performed by Blair Deptuck (guitar, vocals), Tim Vesely (bass, guitar, percussion), and Jane Gowan (vocals, Hammond B3)
Recorded at the Woodshed Studio by Tim Vesely; Mixed and mastered by Tim Vesely
For more about Blair and his band, check out New Driver Band
Music samples in this episode:
"Pieces" - New Driver (Signs, 2020)
"The People Below" - New Driver (Signs, 2020)
"Run So Steady" - New Driver (Single, 2022)
"New God" - New Driver (Single, 2022)
Music Buddy is brought to you by Morning Run Productions.
Our team is: Jane Gowan (host, producer, editor, and audio engineer) and Tim Vesely (Producer of the Music Buddy Sessions, audio engineer, and occasional co-host).
The show's theme song, "Human Stuff," is written by Jane Gowan and Tim Vesely, and performed by Jane and Tim, with additional vocals by Steve Wright and Connie Kostiuk.
Email us: email@example.com
Follow on instagram: @musicbuddypodcast
Follow on facebook: @musicbuddypodcast
Jane's indie pop band: therealshade.com