Delta Rae ~ COUNTDOWN TO MIDNIGHT
COUNTDOWN TO MIDNIGHT!
Main Stage on City Plaza (Site #37) - 10:45 to Midnight
Delta Rae is a 6-member band, hailing from Durham. Their unique approach to music produces songs that are a true Americana blend of soul-stirring gospel, bluegrass, and blues with haunting stories and catchy 4-part pop harmonies. The group’s debut album Carry the Fire, released in June 2012, has led to resounding critical acclaim, nationwide airplay, and performances across the United States – including two appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
The band – comprised of siblings Ian, Eric and Brittany Hölljes, along with Elizabeth Hopkins, Mike McKee and Grant Emerson – was signed to Warner Bros. Records by legendary producer Seymour Stein in the summer of 2011. Stein says of the group, “Their music touches on all aspects of Americana – Gospel, Country, Blue Grass, and Blues. That said, the songs are strong pop and have wide appeal. There are a lot of bands in the UK right now, most notably Mumford & Sons, reviving Americana and feeding it back to us here in the US, but Delta Rae is more of a homegrown variety.”