British Blues, Country Singer Delta Maid Releases Debut Single in April, Album Due in May
When I blogged about her before, I was getting my first taste. Now, a month later I'm completely head over heels in love with this singer/songwriter from England. Liverpudlian blues and country singer Delta Maid is the epitome of FRESH. Not only is she new to the music scene but she's singing a style of music not too widely known in Britain - the blues. Her debut single, the "country-fried hip shaker" "Of My Own" is due out on April 17th digitally (physically on April 18th) while her debut album, Outside Looking In is expected out in May 2011 through Geffen/Future Records.
Following a UK tour supporting Seth Lakeman, Delta Maid was invited to take part in Take That frontman, Gary Barlow's 40th birthday charity show on January 20th at London's Shepherds Bush Empire. Delta played to an audience of invited guests + 1,200 Gary Barlow/Take That fans who entered a lottery to get their hands on tickets. Profits for the gig went to some of Barlow's favorite charities. What an honor! In addition to this prestigious show, Delta has done shows in the past with the likes of Ray LaMontagne, Ellie Goulding and Martha Wainwright. I can't wait for this album. From the sound of it, it looks like it's going to be quite a stunning record.
" Outside Looking In features the sultry, laidback swing of "Running On Empty" and sunshine shot of "Spend A Little Time" while "The Changes Made" is an album highlight, a tender acoustic ballad worthy of Dolly Parton, laced intricately with Deltas pure mountain vocal."Listen to "The Changes Made" below and download it for FREE on Delta's Facebook page. You can also get a nice taste of the sound we can expect to hear on the debut album by watching these two introductory clips, courtesy of Delta Maid. Definitely one of my most anticipated albums of the year. Check out this little assortment of February tour dates and try and see her live.
February 11th/LONDON/Barfly (HMV Next Big Thing)
Delta Maid - The Changes Made by Delta Maid