Deep Fried Satellites

Acoustic AMericana Music 2020-2021

Demo tunes

THe Band

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Our music

The Acoustic Deep Fried Satellites are an experimental band based around Concord, NH and rooted in Appalachian Mountain Music. We play a unique blend of original tunes, Appalachian mountain music (AKA old time music), traditional folk tunes, Americana, Country blues, and Newgrass music. Some of our musical influences include; John Prine, Hank Williams Sr., Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Old & in the Way, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, the Grateful Dead, Appalachian fiddlers modern and old: Bruce Molsky and Tommy Jarrell. Our music appeals to all ages. We look forward to sharing our music and being able to huddle around 1 mic (post Covid). 

The band consists of Mac Holmes on Acoustic, Resonator or Baritone guitar, harmonica and vocals, Brian Vastine on claw hammer banjo and vocals, Joey Clark on Acoustic Hollow Body guitar, harmonica, and vocals, Drew Williard on acoustic bass and vocals, and Larry Houghton on fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar, sound, recording and vocals.

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Random recordings

These are a mix of some early recordings of the band at practice with a few recordings of individuals in the band doing their thing. They aren't perfect, but they do a decent job representing the general sound of the band. Except for the fiddle, since I had only been playing fiddle a few months when these were recorded, even so they are still ok.

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Band Members

Brian Vastine

Claw Hammer Banjo, Vocals, instrumental song writing

Brian is a really fun claw hammer/old time banjo player. He has a wide variety of musical interests. He spent many years down south building guitars for Gallagher guitars. He is a big Doc Watson fan. 

Mac Holmes

Resonator guitar, Baritone guitar, harmonica, vocals, and song writing

Mac is very talented musician, singer songwriter. He plays multiple instruments. He is a very strong lead instrumentalist.

Joey Clark

Acoustic guitar, bass, harmonica vocals and song writing

Joey or Joel as we all know him is a highly talented multi-instrumentalist/singer song writer. We love his vocals, creativity and versatility. 

Larry Houghton

Fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar, vocals, sound engineering, production, and song writing

Larry is a multi-instrumentalist who's latest attraction is old time fiddling. 

Drew Willard

Acoustic Bass

Drew is a multi talented multi-instrumentalist who is playing his Acoustic Bass with the band. 


The Deep Fried Satellites enjoy the luxury of having several talented friends who also love to play music. We often have these folks sit in with us at practices, jams and sometimes they join us or fill in at gigs. 

Sam Perron

Acoustic Guitar, vocals and percussion

Sam is a talented multi-instrumentalist with great rhythm. Sam helps us out whenever he can. 

Cody Howe

Acoustic guitar, Scruggs style banjo, harmonica, vocals

Cody is an amazing musician who can play just about any type of music. He is a multi-instrumentalist. Really fun to have him join us. 

Video - Brian and Larry jamming in the backyard

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