The Hölljes sibling’s family relocations from Durham, North Carolina through Nashville, Tennessee, and Marietta, Georgia, all the way to the Bay area of San Francisco, has helped Delta Rae cultivate an earthy, folk rock that is accentuated by killer harmonies and a close musical bond only family can create.
Ian (vocals and guitar), Eric (vocals, guitar, piano and keys) and Brittany Hölljes (vocals) and Elizabeth Hopkins (vocals) added Mike McKee (percussion) and Grant Emerson (bass guitar) back in 2010 to make their four-piece a more rounded and full sextet. After their self-titled debut EP was released in 2010, Delta Rae signed with Sire Records in 2012 and released Carry the Fire including signature melodious tracks like “Hey, Hey, Hey.”
Opening for Delta Rae is singer-songwriter Jillette Johnson who has harvested comparisons to the ranks of Fiona Apple and Adele. Not a bad association, eh? This chick has been writing songs since she was 10, playing live venues in NYC since she was 12 and got an offer to be on NBC’s The Voice and turned it down. Johnson’s debut album with Wind-up Records, “Water in a Whale,” will be released June 25 of this year after her debut EP, “Whiskey and Frosting,” came out last August. The name alone has us salivating for some Jillette Johnson-style dishes.
Opening the night is Florida natives and American duo The Saint Johns who now reside in Nashville. These two have spent the last five years sculpting an eerie, yet tranquilizing sound, which has harnessed a frenzied touring schedule and spawned ears from all over to perk up. May we add, Louis Johnson and Jordan Meredith are a nice lookin’ pair to gawk at as they put the goosebumps on your skin with their sweet melodies.
So come enjoy some quality singer-songwriters as they bloom at The Parish on 5/25 at 8 p.m. and you can click ‘I like it’ on Do512 for a chance to win a FREE pair of tickets or buy your tickets here.
- via Courtney Goforth