Delta Rae Video In Support Of Marriage Equality; Debut Out 6/19
Delta Rae are getting ready to release their debut album, Carry The Fire, on June 19th. They're currently out on the road, touring the country doing what they do best - playing live. Check out the dates below and let me know if you'd like a copy of the album sent your way. You can also download a live album for free on their website in exchange for an email address and watch the band's video for the haunting single "Bottom Of The River" while you're at it.
Several years ago, California voters passed Prop 8, which effectively banned gay marriage in the State. In response, Delta Rae's Ian Hölljes wrote song "Chain of Love," protesting what he believed Prop 8 to be - a severely unjust law that directly discriminated against the LGBT community and, by doing so, infringed on the rights of all Americans.
Today, voters face a similar choice in the band's home-state of North Carolina with Amendment One. Delta Rae fervently supports marriage equality and, more generally, the equal rights of the entire LGBT community. They hope the great people of North Carolina join them in voting against Amendment One.
Let's be on the right side of history and set a standard our children and grandchildren, looking back, can be proud.
"Chain of Love" (A Song for Marriage Equality) Video:
Delta Rae are the pride of Durham, North Carolina. The 6 person unit - 3 siblings, Brittany, Ian & Eric Hölljes along with Elizabeth Hopkins, Mike McKee and Grant Emerson - create a sound rich in Carolina soul with hypnotizing 4-part boy/girl harmonies. Think Americana meets Alternative meets blue grass meets pop. The band put on an incredible live performance and have headlined shows to sold out crowds across the country and played several shows at SXSW in Austin this year. They are currently out on the road and will play a variety of festivals this summer and fall including Mountain Jam in Upstate NY and Harvest Fest in Arkansas.
Delta Rae Tour Dates
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
6/9 Schoolkids Records, Raleigh, NC *Exclusive album pre-sale/performance*
6/12 Eagleview Concert in the Square, Exton, PA
6/14 Thunderbird Café, Pittsburgh, PA
6/16 Pizza Fest, Chicago, IL
6/19 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA *Album Release Show*
6/29 Independent, San Francisco, CA
7/1 Miss. Studios, Portland, OR
7/3 Barboza, Seattle, WA
7/6 Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
7/7 80-35 Fest, Des Moines, IA
7/13 Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA
7/14 Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, Westport, CT
7/15 Brighton Music Hall, Allston ,MA
7/17 Bowery Ballroom, NYC
7/19 Dogfish Head Brewery, Rehoboth Beach, DE
7/20 Summer Sounds/Concerts in the Park, Greensburg, PA
7/21 XPN Festival, Philadelphia, PA
7/27 Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC *Hometown Album Release Show*
7/28 Bele Chere Festival, Asheville, NC
8/8 Parker Press Park, Woodbridge, NJ
8/9 The Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT
8/10 Bethlehem Musikfest, Bethlehem, PA
8/23 Kelly's, Nags Head, NC
8/25 Music Farm, Charleston, SC
9/16 Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, Arlington, TX
Original Days of the New members Todd Whitener, Matt Taul, and Jesse Vest were fired from the band but would go on to form the band Tantric, while Meeks formed a new band under the Days of the New name.