Dehlia Low is a smash hit on their tour up North with a few stops left. CHeck out their tour dates here. They even faired a tornado and received a standing ovation at the end of their set at their show in Hayes VA, read about it here.
Tonight, Thursday April 22nd, they Play Abilene’s in Rochester; Friday at the Wellsville Creative Center in NY, then head on pver to Staunton to play the Mockingbird. Bill Kramer with the Staunton News Leader did a great wrtiup of the band. Here are some excerpts:
Last year saw the band grow by leaps and bounds after a highly enjoyable and well-received couple of sets at the prestigious Merlefest. That momentum carried through the whole year as they recorded their concerts at choice spots that resulted in the release of their first live CD, titled simply enough “Dehlia Low — Live.” Parts of shows included in that set include those from Johnson City, Tenn.; their hometown of Asheville; and here in Staunton from their show at Mockingbird. The infectious live sound of the band’s concert experience is a good snapshot of what they’re like on stage.
The group consists of Anya Hinkle (vocals and fiddle), who comes from Blacksburg. She’s joined by Aaron Ballance (Dobro, pedal steel guitar), Stacy Claude (vocals, guitar), Bryan Clendenin (vocals, mandolin) and Greg Stiglets (bass). Their vocals are as impressive as their playing, making this group the complete package.
Because of the band’s ascension last year, they’ve recently released news that will excite their fans and give the band itself a big boost. Rebel Records, based in Charlottesville, has long been one of the mainstay labels in bluegrass music. Last month, the label signed Dehlia Low to record for them, giving them a solid national platform for their music to be promoted and more widely heard.
The group has headed into the studio to begin recording their debut on the label, its fourth release in all. The new effort could be released as early as this summer, in June or July. This new CD is being produced by Travis Book of the Infamous Stingdusters, a group that had a meteoric rise similar to the one Dehlia Low is experiencing.
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This ability to infuse their music with all the influences that have bubbled up from the Appalachian area from which they have risen while also maintaining a singular identity has made them a new favorite.