"Music is about being brave and not being afraid to fail," the easy-going Zach Deputy says.
The guitarist and singer/songwriter will live up to that philosophy when he headlines the New Times Music Showcase at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, playing with a drummer, bassist, keyboardist, and percussionist that he'll have never met before they take the stage together.
"I got my start hosting open-mic nights in Savannah, where I would play together with strangers. My entire musical life is based on improv, which makes you have to be hyperanalytical and focused. This way, even the musicians can be surprised by the outcome."