A Long and Happy Life Summer Tour
Special Guest Lauren Jenkins
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 8pm
Mountain Dew Country and Bluegrass Series
Northeast Builders of Ridgefield, LLC Emerging Artist Series
Six-piece band Delta Rae hails from Durham, NC with Liz Hopkins and Brittany Holljes fronting the robust group with sultry harmonies rounded out by Holljes’ brothers Eric (vocals, piano) and Ian (vocals, guitar) as well as Mike McKee (drums) and Grant Emerson (bass). The band chose their moniker from a mythical story the Holljes siblings’ mother wrote about a Southern girl of the same name who summons the Greek gods to earth. Headlining over 100 shows each year and a regular on the festival circuit since forming in 2009, Delta Rae’s larger-than-life performances have earned coveted spots at Bonnaroo, Tortuga Music Festival, Austin City Limits, Firefly, Bumbershoot, Summerfest, Hangout Fest, Kaaboo, Basilica, VOODOO, and Lollapalooza. They have received national attention with features in NPR, Washington Post, and New York Times, in addition to late night television performances and inclusion in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. Now signed to Big Machine Label Group’s imprint The Valory Music Co., Delta Rae are on tour this summer in support of their new release, A Long And Happy Life.
Kicking off the night is Lauren Jenkins. For this Texas born, Carolina raised singer/songwriter; Music has always been her constant road companion. Jenkins has showcased her new music at the legendary New York clubs, The Bitter End, The Living Room and anywhere that gave her a mic to sing. Released in late 2016, “Jenkins’ new EP” the Nashville Sessions “is a testament to the ability to break down those genre barriers in cool, exciting new ways.”