Pictured (L-R): Brittany Hölljes, Grant Emerson, Ian Hölljes, Liz Hopkins, Mike McKee, Eric Hölljes
Single Image Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.
New Single Everywhere Today (3/15)
Headline Summer Tour Begins in May
NASHVILLE, TN (March 15, 2017) – Fueled with a passionate melodic delivery of honest lyrics, DELTA RAE debuts “A Long And Happy Life” today. The new single is available now and marks the six-piece Durham, NC-based band’s first release on Big Machine Label Group’s imprint The Valory Music Co.
Brothers Eric and Ian Hölljes penned the buoyant “A Long And Happy Life,” offering fans a soundtrack to jumpstart their summer with an earnest hope that the best seasons are still to come. The song name comes from a book of the same title written by Ian’s dear friend, the late Reynolds Price. Lyrics from three other literary works – William Styron’s Lie Down In Darkness, Pat Conroy’s The Prince of Tides and The Water Is Wide – are woven throughout as homage to the Southern storytelling they admire.
With roots firmly planted in the South, Liz Hopkins and Brittany Hölljes front the robust group with their sultry harmonies rounded out by Eric (vocals, piano) and Ian (vocals, guitar) as well as Mike McKee (drums) and Grant Emerson (bass). Delta Rae chose their moniker from a mythical story the Hölljes siblings’ mother crafted about a Southern girl of the same name who summons the Greek gods to earth. The band’s sound defies parameters – a little bit Americana and Gospel combined with equal parts Country, Rock and Bluegrass – being most influenced by their geographical location as they’ve traversed the globe and experienced life.
Since forming in 2009, Delta Rae has graced stages at esteemed festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and more with their larger-than-life live show. The band will headline several dates throughout their A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE SUMMER TOUR 2017, which kicks off in May. Tickets go on sale at DeltaRae.com beginning this Friday, March 17.
A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE SUMMER TOUR 2017 DATES:
May 19 – Harvest Theatre | Rocky Mount, VA
May 20 – Soundstage | Baltimore, MD
May 22 – Bowery Ballroom | New York, NY
May 24 – Playhouse | Ridgefield, CT
May 25 – Center for Arts | Natick, MA
May 26 – Tupelo Music Hall | Londonderry, NH
May 28 – Avalon Theatre | Easton, MD
June 1 – Throne Theatre | Wilmington, NC
June 2 – The Underground @ Fillmore | Charlotte, NC
June 3 – Cat’s Cradle | Carrboro, NC
June 12 – Hi Fi | Indianapolis, IN
June 16 – Shank Hall | Milwaukee, WI
June 17 – Joe’s Bar | Chicago, IL
June 20 – Wooly’s | Des Moines, IA
June 21 – Old Rock House | St. Louis, MO
June 23 – Muscogee (Creek) Nation Festival | Okmulgee, OK
July 17 – The Parish – House Of Blues New Orleans | New Orleans, LA
July 18 – White Oak Music Hall | Houston, TX
July 19 – Sam’s Burger Joint | San Antonio, TX
July 21 – The Parish | Austin, TX
July 22 – Club Dada | Dallas, TX
July 25 – Belly Up | Solana Beach, CA
July 26 – The Troubadour | West Hollywood, CA
July 28 – Great American Music Hall | San Francisco, CA
July 29 – Opera House Ballroom | Napa, CA
July 30 – Harlow’s | Sacramento, CA
August 1 – Doug Fir Lounge | Portland, OR
August 2 – The Crocodile | Seattle, WA
August 5 – Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO
August 6 – Moxi Theater | Greeley, CO
August 8 – The Waiting Room | Omaha, NE
August 9 – PBR Big Sky | Kansas City, MO
August 11 – Fountain Square | Cincinnati, PH
August 12 – The Ark | Ann Arbor, MI
August 14 – Rex Theater | Pittsburgh, PA
August 16 – Shalin Liu Performance Center | Rockport, MA
August 18 – Paradise Rock Club | Boston, MA
August 19 – Port City Music Hall | Portland, ME
August 20 – Blue Ocean Music Hall | Salisbury, MA
August 22 – World Café Live | Philadelphia, PA
August 24 – 9:30 Club | Washington, DC
August 25 – The Jefferson Theater | Charlottesville, VA
August 31 – Epcot | Orlando, FL
September 1 – Epcot | Orlando, FL
September 3 – Capitol Theatre | Clearwater, FL
Alongside producer Dann Huff, Delta Rae is putting the finishing touches on their A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE EP, which is slated for release this Spring.
Get to know Delta Rae: http://deltarae.com/introduction.