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Delta Twins released their final album - Nothing Left But Hope - at their final concert on Fri Sep 19, 2014 at Trinity House Theatre in Livonia, Michigan. This album is an engaging collection of a dozen blues, rock, soul, funk originals recorded live and enhanced in the studio to create an amazing experience: individual songs that sound great and have that live energy, but a unified collection that takes you on a great sonic journey (especially in headphones).
Delta Twins previous album, The Seasons & The Scars, is captivating musical journey through the ups and downs of life and the keepsakes left in its wake. It features old school blues, classic rock, and thoughtful Americana, exploring themes drenched in honest longing with a twist of hope.
Lead singer Bob Young “digs deep and lets lyrics fly with a salt of the Earth gusto that is as true as the music he’s playing.” (Heath Andrews, album review). MTV “Making The Band” prodigy Jake Burdock wields a fiery hand-made Telecaster, branding each song with his signature licks, while guitarist Tom Kozanecki provides a steady rhythmic anchor and smooth slow-hand fills. The rock-solid rhythm section of drummer Leland McCann and Kenny Szymanski on blistering bass propels the songs forward like a tricked out locomotive.
The Seasons & The Scars was recorded live at the Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit, Michigan and mixed at their own Sky’s The Limit Studios in Farmington, Michigan. Brett Callwood of the Metro Times remarked, “kudos to the people behind the desk because it sounds great…[and] the songs are strong.” The band may not win any beauty contests, but they take pride in their songs and their DIY production ethic.
Heath Andrews closed his review with the following:
“The amount of energy that radiates off of this album is almost unheard of for a set of studio recordings. Even if it’s not a perfect record, it’s still one that demands listening to from fans of rocking blues. And just as important for Delta Twins, this acts as a reminder to the rest of the world about the powerful music force that Detroit was and continues to be.”
On the strength of this album, the Delta Twins have performed at clubs, theaters, and festivals in the Great Lakes region including Detroit’s Greektown Casino, The Strand Concert Theater in Fremont, Ohio, Arts Beats & Eats festival, Detroit River Days festival, and the top blues clubs in the area. They were also nominated Outstanding Blues Artist at the Detroit Music Awards.
But what should really matter to you is the music. And if you’re a “liner notes junkie”, the Delta Twins have taken it several steps beyond by writing a “behind the music” book entitled The Seasons & The Scars Companion, available in both paperback and Kindle formats at Amazon.com.
Deep Blues. Solid Rock. Funky Soul.