Nashville band The Delta Saints recently released a special edition of their album Bones with Loud & Proud Records, packaging the acclaimed 2015 release with six bonus tracks, including three b-sides and three live versions of album tracks, that were recorded during the filming of live performance music videos at Downtown Presbyterian Church in Nashville.
The Delta Saints have been garnering praise for a sound that is all their own, but with hints of My Morning Jacket, The Black Keys and The White Stripes thrown in for good measure. They even received an stellar endorsement from the legendary Chrissie Hynde, who was a guest on Bravo’s “Watch What Happen Live” last year and told a caller that she saw The Delta Saints play Akron, OH, that they are a “great band” and suggested that people buy Bones – watch HERE.
With the new special edition of Bones, the band has been releasing accompanying videos in support of the new release. Singer Ben Ringel tells us about the third and final video in the series, for the song “Dust.” Says Ringel, “Dust is the third and final chapter of our Live at 5th & Church video series… our videographer Tim Duggan had a vision for us all standing back up against a wall and having the cameras just moving left and right, really just trying to catch the right moments. We tracked the song live so what you’re hearing and seeing was played in real time, which made Tim’s job a bit tricky.”
Watch the premiere of “Dust,” streaming below.
Ringel tells us more about “Dust,” saying “The story for Dust came about after a conversation that I had with my grandfather about his childhood. He was a young boy living on his family’s farm in Kansas during the dust bowl. They used to sit and watch the mid-day sky turn black from mountains of dust being moved across the plains. I imagine back then it was a bit of a harrowing religious experience that no one could explain.” The down-home nature of the song shines through with every note.
The Delta Saints have spent the last nine years playing festivals and selling out headline shows in the U.S. and across Europe, averaging about 200 shows per year, organically growing their audience all the while. They have performed at several festivals in the U.S. including Summer Camp, Harvest, The Ride, Summerfest, Wakarusa and The Simple Man Cruise. After just returning from a European tour, the band will hit the road throughout the U.S. with a major summer tour, beginning on August 17th.
The Delta Saints U.S. Tour Schedule
Aug 17 – Pour House in Raleigh, NC
Aug 18 – Clementine Café in Harrisonburg, VA
Aug 19 – Mercury Lounge in New York, NY
Aug 20 – Milkboy in Philadelphia, PA
Aug 21 – The Hamilton in Washington, DC
Aug 22 – Club Café in Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 24 – Rumba Café in Columbus, OH
Aug 25 – Beat Kitchen in Chicago, IL
Aug 26 – Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill in University City, MO
Aug 27 – Jackpot Music Hall in Lawrence, KS
Aug 31 – Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 01 – Marquis Theatre in Denver, CO
Sep 03 – New Belgium Tour De Fat in Fort Collins, CO
Sep 09 – Black Swamp Arts Festival in Bowling Green, OH
Sep 10 – Zanzabar in Louisville, KY