The Delta Saints
The Delta Saints uphold the best traditions of Southern Rock — razor sharp slide guitar riffage, harmonica runs that are alternately as soothing as a baby’s breathing and terrifying as a hellhound’s growl, a slinky yet powerful rhythm section and a soulman at the front who croons with a preacher’s passion and howls with a sinner’s leer. The Nashville quintet shifts from the sweet lull of a siren’s song to the four-alarm uproar of a fire-truck siren in half a heartbeat. The Delta Saints have come for your soul; just put in the plate when it goes around.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Sonny Landreth and Blackfoot lost in an electric swamp. (Brian Baker)