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The Delta Saints (Nashville, Tenn.)
Southern Roots Rock
When you hear the phrase Southern Rock, a certain sound and ethic come to mind. But The Delta Saints inhabit the genre without any preconceived notions of Hatchett or Skynyrd. The Nashville-based quintet channels the best elements of Rock below the Mason-Dixon line, crafting a sound that is swampy, rootsy, visceral, soulful, slinky and bluesy while exploring the broad spectrum between quiet power and unhinged howl. The Delta Saints wield a velvet sledgehammer, lulling listeners with a hypnotic subtlety and then pummeling them with a Marshall-stack heart-punch.
YDIIYD: Drive-By Truckers and Blues Traveller have a deep South Ouija Board jam/seance with the ghost of Lowell George. (BB)