Deputy Dirk (guitar/vocals) aka Dirk Schulze
known at least as much for being the guitar playing singer and band leader of the Celtic Cowboys as for his stage instruments: an Ovation Legend, a Fender Stratocaster, and a Guild Resonator guitar. Legendary are also the lyrics which are mostly penned by him. Deputy Dirk is a shining example for understanding: only he manages to play organ, guitar, and piano, to see the band Matchbox live at 11 years of age, buy his first album by Chuck Berry, and in the end still embrace Country and Folk. The basis for this was laid – among others – by his guitar tutor Guillio Guiletti and numerous musical formations with whom Deputy Dirk learned to perfect his trade. This was recognised by the Deutsche Popstiftung in 2012 and 2014 with the Award for Best Country Singer Germany. Who then wouldn´t want to smoke the calumet with this Celtic Cowboy ?