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Delta Maid tour dates announced

Packing a hipflask full of Bessie Smith, Patsy Cline and soul-studded country blues, Liverpudlian singer songwriter Delta Maid is here to take your breath away.

25 years old and from Wavertree in South Liverpool, Delta’s love affair with American roots music began when she was a child, her head swimming with country greats as well as the more modern blues that made up the backbone of her parents record collection – from Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal to Stevie Ray Vaughan and BB King. Delta’s own personal musical discovery was kick started by a copy of country blues queen Rory Block's ‘Best Blues and Originals’ which her parents bought back with them after a trip to New York.

Listening to the record non-stop for two weeks during a holiday in Ireland, the 13 year old Delta’s ears had been opened to early blues there was no turning back. "I was in awe… I became fascinated by the style of play, the whole feeling of it. It was at this point that I began actively searching for the history and legends that were behind delta blues. After hearing the likes of Son House, Skip James, Bessie Smith and Robert Johnson for the first time I dived head first into a world that has since become a part of my own makeup."

Delta’s seafaring family have long had connections to America. Her great grandfather was a stoker who used to regale Delta’s family with stories of working on the docks in prohibition era New York and like Delta’s parents after him, he would bring rare roots records back home to Liverpool.

The main stopping point for immigrants travelling to America, the idea of looking west to the US for inspiration, rather than east to Europe has long defined Liverpool, and Delta is no exception.

Described as a ‘fresh, youthful approach to American roots music’ Delta is set to take on a tour of the UK this autumn in support of Mercury Music Prize nominated folk artist Seth Lakeman.
Delta released her debut EP in July to critical success. Following this, she stormed through the festival season with appearances including supporting Ellie Goulding at the iTunes Festival, T in the Park, Latitude and Big Chill. Currently she is just finishing off her debut album, which is due for release in 2011


 November / December 2010 tour dates in support of Seth Lakeman

 9-Nov-10 York Duchess  
 10-Nov-10 Norwich Waterfront  
 11-Nov-10 Holmfirth Picturedrome  
 12-Nov-10 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms  
 13-Nov-10 Nottingham Rescue Rooms  
 14-Nov-10 Manchester Acadmey 2  
 17-Nov-10 Brighton Concorde 2  
 18-Nov-10 Leamington Spa Assembly  
 19-Nov-10 Folkestone Quarter House  
 20-Nov-10 Portsmouth Pyramids  
 21-Nov-10 Bridport Electric Palace  
 7-Dec-10 London o2 Shepards Bush Empire  
 8-Dec-10 Lincoln  Drill Hall  
 9-Dec-10 Middlesborough Empire  
 10-Dec-10 Cambridge Junction  
 11-Dec-10 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall  
 12-Dec-10 Bristol O2 Academy



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