Dedicated Men of Zion (DMZ) – the North Carolina sacred soul family quartet that’s been featured in an NPR Tiny Desk Concert – has confirmed a northeast tour, an appearance on NPR Mountain Stage, and released a new music video. NPR Music said, “The world needs this music right now.” DMZ have performed at globalFEST, Telluride Blues & Brews, and Fresh Grass festivals and earned the acclaim of Brooklyn Vegan, NPR Music, and The New York Times. Here’s what we’re reading:

–Stephen Deusner, UNCUT, April, 2022

–Robert Ham, Paste Magazine, April 22, 2022

“Dedicated Men of Zion have a vocal mixture like your favorite honey cake. It’s sumptuous, sweet, and sticky as ever.”
–Jacob Uitti, American Songwriter, January 28, 2022

–Ayana Contreras, DownBeat, May, 2022

–-Henry L. Carrigan, Jr., Living Blues, May, 2022

“Their uplifting and celebratory music evokes the sound of late ‘60s/early ‘70s secular soul [and the songs] transcend the religious setting.”
–Paul Ritchie, Shindig Magazine, Issue 125

More acclaim below. “The Devil Don’t Like It” music video.

Dedicated Men of Zion (DMZ) Tour Dates
July 21 – Middleboro, KY – Levitt Pavilion
July 23 – Floyd, VA – Floyd Country Store
July 24 – Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage
July 27 – Whately, MA – Summer Series
July 28 – Boston, MA – Museum of Fine Arts
July 30 – Newport, RI – Martin Luther King Community Center (presented by Common Fence)
July 31 – New York, NY – City Winery, Loft

–American Blues Scene, January 25, 2022

–Bob Marovich, Journal of Gospel Music, February 28, 2022

–It’s Psychedelic Baby Mag, February 21, 2022

“Dope music… wouldn’t feel out of place in a retro soul playlist–especially when you consider that the group’s sound is a throwback to the 1960s era of soul music.”
–Speed On the Beat, January 29, 2022

“Incredible singing.”
–Alt77, March 14, 2022

“Blending traditional sacred soul offerings with the fire and passion of a touring outfit.”
–Anne Carlini, Exclusive Magazine

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