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By Alan Ho

Who: Delta Rae
Where:  Durham, North Carolina
For fans of:  Mumford & Sons, Gabe Dixon, Lucinda Williams, Wilco, Bruce Springsteen

The success of Mumford & Sons has reenergized the folk rock scene in recent months and America may have its answer to the rising UK superstars.  Enter Durham, NC six-piece act Delta Rae.  The band, which includes the 3 Holljes siblings—Brittany, Ian and Eric alongside Elizabeth Hopkins, Mike McKee and Grant Emerson incorporates elements of Americana, pop, alternative and bluegrass into their folk rock sound and creates a fusion of sound that is quite unique in music today. 

The group is coming off a set of successful shows at SXSW in Austin this year and previously played to sold out crowds all over the country last year.  They are currently back out on the road and will be making the festival rounds, including Mountain Jam in Upstate New York and the Harvest Fest in Arkansas.  They have also scored their first major label deal, getting inked to Warner Music Group’s flagship Warner Bros Australia. Records via the Sire imprint by legendary A&R man Seymour Stein (Madonna, the Talking Heads, the Ramones, The Smiths)

Check out their new video “Bottom of the River” here and catch their unique sound! 

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Catch them on tour as well as they hit various venues and festivals all over the country through November!

Delta Rae Tour Dates

4/21    NC Cuegrass Festival 2012, Raleigh, NC

4/29    Mountain Stage, Huntington, WV

5/15    WorkPlay Theatre, Birmingham, AL

5/17    Hang Out Beach Music & Arts Festival, Gulf Shores, AL

5/20    99x Park Tavern, Atlanta, GA

5/26    Salute to Summer, Virginia Beach, VA

6/1       Kirk Fest, Roanoke, VA

6/2       Mountain Jam, Hunter, NY

6/3        Herndon Festival, Herndon, VA

6/12      Eagleview Concert in the Square, Exton, PA

6/16      Pizza Fest, Chicago, IL

6/19      Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA *Album Release Show*

7/3         Barboza, Seattle, WA

7/8,9     Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI

7/14       Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, Westport, CT

7/19       Dogfish Head Brewery, Rehoboth Beach, DE

7/20       Summer Sounds/Concerts in the Park, Greensburg, PA

7/21       WXPN Festival, Philadelphia, PA

8/8         Parker Press Park, Woodbridge, NJ

8/9         The Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT

8/10       Bethlehem Musikfest, Bethlehem, PA

9/16      Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, Arlington, TX

10/11    Harvest Fest, Ozark, AR

11/9       Riverhawk Festival, Brooksville, FL


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