The Delta Saints
It’s the unsettling sound of strength. A strength fueled by talent and bridled by a passion to relate to another that catches the attention of passers-by with its language-like quality. You can hear within it a conversation between five men able to speak to one another through their instruments. It’s a fusion of traditional southern soul and funk-inspired power, all layered with furious harmonica lines that simultaneously tie the group together and threaten to tear it apart. As if the warm familiar melody of rootsy porch music has been plugged in and turned up, The Delta Saints are driving listeners from the comforting recline of their porch swings right to the edge of their seats. The sounds of St. Louis, Kansas City, and New Orleans come together to create a sound unique but fitting in Nashville. The energy that sweats from this gritty howling dynamic is a message heralding love and loss and consequence. And though the songs may end, the intensity generated from the act of something old made new again will hauntingly remain.