Delta Rae Live on KCRW — Bottom of the River

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Delta Rae’s set up inside the studio – a large chain, metal trashcan, bass drum with their logo, many pairs of drumsticks – gave us a hint of what was to come, but we were still stunned by their performance.

They brought swampy, bluesy, gospel stomp and excellent four-part harmonies to our airwaves. The North Carolina-based sextet is made up of three blond-haired siblings, a childhood friend, and two newer members on bass and drums.

I actually remember the very first time Jason played their big song “Bottom of the River” because it sounds like nothing else right now and instantly grabbed my attention. The band says it came to singer Eric Holljes in a dream.

Another highlight was “Dance in the Graveyards” and they also treated us to a brand new song, a bit of blue-eyed soul on “Whatchu Thinkin’ ‘Bout Baby?”.

Check out the set here and, if you’re in LA, come see them tomorrow in Old Pasadena for free!


Delta Rae Live on KCRW – Set List

Bottom of the River

If I Loved You

Whatchu Thinkin’ ‘Bout Baby?

Morning Comes


Unlike Any Other

Dance in the Graveyards

Hey Hey Hey

Delta Rae by Larry Hirshowitz
by Larry Hirshowitz (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)