Delta Rae, ZZ Ward

Delta Rae

ZZ Ward

Martin Harley

Sat, March 2, 2013

7:30 pm

The Middle East Downstairs

Cambridge, MA

$13 advance / $15 day of show

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This event is 18 and over

Delta Rae
Delta Rae
From a quiet, country house nestled within the Durham, North Carolina woods, Delta Rae fuses its inspired four-part harmonies with a rich Carolina soul. Their music hinges on hope and a deep sense of meaning while their live show reflects the joy, passion, the unique bond they share, and the amazing fans and friends who join them. They are Mumford & Sons meets Fleetwood Mac -- an Alt-Pop band with four lead singers whose music incorporates all aspects of Americana. Having headlined shows to sold-out crowds on both coasts, Delta Rae plans to release a new LP in Spring 2012 and tour all year.
ZZ Ward
ZZ Ward
I was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Oregon, in a small town called Roseburg. I grew up listening to my Dad write and sing the blues and started performing with him in his blues bands when I was a kid. I fell in love with the sincerity of Etta, the soul of Muddy and the power of Big Mama. When I got older I started writing hooks for and performing with local rappers from Eugene. I fell in love with hip-hop, with it's authenticity. Now I'm married to em both. DIRTY SHINE!
Martin Harley
Martin Harley
Martin Harley is an internationally acclaimed slide guitar player and songwriter. His music has been enjoyed from London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall to the far reaches of Australia, across the USA and almost everywhere in between. Playing both acoustic weissenborn and electric slide guitar across his lap has become the trademark style of this dynamic artist.

Performances at Europe's biggest festivals including Glastonbury's Acoustic and Avalon stages have cemented his popularity within the acoustic blues scene. The home grown, hard touring approach he's employed over the last eight years has built a strong fan base worldwide. His 'British Americana' sound is influenced by Delta Blues and Gypsy swing and has produced a road worn style of song writing that feels as comfortable and as an old pair of shoes you just can't throw away.

Martin recordings and live shows alike have prompted such praise as. "In the Martin Harley the future of British roots and blues is assured" (Blues Nights), "Amazing" (Johnny Walker BBC radio 2) "Song writing that is staggeringly good, no one is making music like it" (Guitarist Magazine) '

'Drumrolls for Somersaults' the fourth album, reached number one in the Itunes UK blues chart in April this year. Martin's 'Blues Gone Green' bike tour (27 shows over 1200 miles in 31 days on a customised bicycle carrying all his own equipment) and holding the world record for the 'worlds highest ever gig' in the Himalayas has reinforced the idea that 'This is no ordinary musician' (Maverick Magazine)
Venue Information:
The Middle East Downstairs
472 Massachussetts Ave
Cambridge, MA, 02139
http://www.mideastclub.com/