Rising blues and country star Delta Maid releases her gorgeous debut album, â€˜Outside Looking Inâ€™ on May 9th.Packing a hipflask full of Mersey moonshine and soul-studded country blues, this Liverpudlian singer songwriterâ€™s love affair with American roots music began when she was a child.
A fan of Son House, Skip James, Bessie Smith and Robert Johnson, Deltaâ€™s influences might be out of time but sheâ€™s a distinctly modern act, developing her own way of picking her beloved acoustic guitar.
Recorded at Parr Street Studios in her hometown of Liverpool and co-produced by Delta and Chris Taylor with her brother on lead guitar, â€˜Outside Looking Inâ€™ is so called because of the recordâ€™s reflective qualities.
Itâ€™s also the name of a stand out song on the album, which fuses rockabilly with the sound of one of Deltaâ€™s icons, the sublime and soulful Patsy Cline.
â€œThe melody came after watching The Stray Cats in concert on TV a while back. I’ve always loved the sound of the 50s – namely Gretsch guitars – and Brian Setzer inspired me that day. It was definitely destined to be a heartache song.â€
Delta has already supported Seth Lakeman, Ray LaMontagne, Ellie Goulding and Martha Wainwright and recently took on a four date residency at the Wheelbarrow in Camden.
Delta Maid â€“ â€˜Outside Looking Inâ€™ – The debut album, out May 9th
Single ‘Of My Own’out May 1st
3rd Apr Chester – Telfords Warehouse
6th Apr Leicester – Musician (supp. Little Miss Higgins)
7th Apr Coventry – Taylor John’s House (supp. William Tyler)
16th Apr Liverpool – The Family Folk-up
30th Apr London – Camden Crawl – Summer Sundae Stage
3rd May Manchester – Band on the Wall
4th May London – The Wheelbarrow
8th May Bristol – Louisiana
9th May Birmingham – Glee Club
12th May London – Slaughtered Lamb
14th May Liverpool – Ink Room at The Masque
17th May Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s
18th May York – The Basement
19th May Liverpool – Liverpool Sound City
29th May Newcastle – Evolution Weekender
5th Jun Cheltenham – Wychwood Festival
14th July Salisbury – Larmer Tree Festival