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Newly signed to Rebel Records, Dehlia Low echoes the sounds of early country with a strong bluegrass flavor, crafting a fresh originality that feels like home in the flourishing roots music soundscape. Their new release ‘Ravens and Crows’ was produced by the Infamous Stringdusters’ Travis Book and hits the streets on August 2nd…

Dehlia Low’s vocal harmony and instrumentation reflect a deep connection to traditional music with modern arrangements and relevant, smart songwriting. The band combines their gripping, rustic-flavored vocal style with extraordinary instrumental prowess in original songs that feel at once both old and new pushing their sound into the emerging Americana genre. The group’s sound is focused on original music rooted in bluegrass but with a distinctive country/folk feel true to their southern Appalachian roots.

Dehlia Low’s eagerly-anticipated Rebel Records debut ‘Ravens & Crows’ is released August 2nd. Produced by Travis Book of The Infamous Stringdusters, this album helps to firmly establish Dehlia Low as one of the most compelling and distinctive young groups on the acoustic music scene today. With their tasteful, sometimes moody blending of different styles, the group has created a unique sound that already seems fully mature and established.

Dehlia Low formed in late 2007 as part of Asheville, North Carolina’s roots music renaissance. Singers Anya Hinkle (from Blacksburg, VA on fiddle) and Stacy Claude (from Atlanta, GA on guitar) pulled together a group of talented pickers from the region: Aaron Ballance on Dobro (Winston-Salem, NC), Bryan Clendenin on mandolin (Hurricane, WV) and Greg Stiglets on bass (Jackson, MS).

Here is what the press is saying about Dehlia Low’s Ravens and Crows:

“The group has taken off like a skyrocket…and deservedly so: in a musical world that doesn’t always treasure creativity, Dehlia Low has staked out a good piece of ground all its own.” ~ Nashville Scene, Jon Weisberger
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“Dehlia Low’s “Ravens & Crows” is carefully crafted to lure traditional, country, bluegrass and Americana fans. They are generally appealing to all of these genres without alienating anyone, which is hard to do.” ~ Boone Mountain Times, Ashley Wilson
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“Heavenly lead & harmony vocals…superb original songs…musical prowess.” ~ Al Shusterman, Backroads Bluegrass on KCBL
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“…bittersweet vocal harmonies and spirited picking…Dehlia Low promises to bring the sounds and soul of the Blue Ridge Mountains …” ~ Art News New Orleans
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“…relying on the warm tones of acoustic guitar, mandolin, upright bass, slide guitar, and not to mention fiddle thumpin’, strummin’ and pickin’ underneath honeysuckle vocal harmonies — the Asheville, N.C., quintet seems like it has rolled straight off a mountainside and right onto a wraparound wooden porch in some summer-grass valley.” ~ Style Weekly, Mike Hilleary
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“The real highlight on Ravens and Crows is the vocal harmony. Lead singer Anya Hinkle, guitarist Stacy Claude, and bassist Greg Stiglets’ voices blend beautifully on songs like the album’s title track.“ ~ Americana Music Examiner, Chris Griffy
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“…really special. I have added them to my “must see” list permanently.” ~ The Bluegrass Blog, Diane Farineau
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In 2011, Dehlia Low will be taking their “Appalachiagrassicana” sound across the U.S. in support of the new album:

Sun, July 24th – Mast Farm Inn – Banner Elk, NC
Fri, July 29th – North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center – Nevada City, CA
Sat, July 30th – Sutter Creek Theatre – Sutter Creek, CA
Sun, July 31st -Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, CA
Tues, August 2nd – House Concert – Bear Valley, CA
Wed, August 3rd -The Abbey at Hopmonk Tavern – Sebastopol, CA
Thurs, August 4th – The Red Fox Tavern – Eureka, CA
Fri, August 5th – Dead on the Creek Festival – Willits, CA
Sat, August 6th – Oaksong Music Society at Gray Pine Farm – Oak Run, CA
Sunday, August 7th – House Concert | Berkeley, CA
Sat, August 13th- Stecoah Valley Center -Robbinsville, NC
Mon, August 15-21st – Northern Lights Bluegrass Festival |- Big River, SK
Fri, August 26th – Bacchus Bistro – Marshall, NC
Sat, September 3rd – The Station Inn – Nashville, TN
Thurs, September 8th – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
Sat, September 10th – Mountain Song Festival – Brevard, NC
Fri, September 23rd – Hendershots Coffee Bar – Athens, GA
Sat, September 24th – Jammin’ at Hippie Jack’s – Crawford, TN
Mon, September 26th Abbeville County Career Center – Abbeville, SC
Tues, September 27th – The Basement – Nashville, TN
Sat, October 1st – The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center – Asheville, NC
Sat, October 8th – Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival – Silk Hope, NC
Fri, October 14th – Private Event – Seneca, SC
Sat, October 15th – Private Event – Candler, NC
Sun, October 16, 2011 – Poplar Knight Spot – Aberdeen, NC
Thurs, October 20th – Cafe Nola – Frederick, MD
Fri, October 21st – The Purple Fiddle – Thomas, WV
Sat, October 22nd – Elk Creek Café – Millheim, PA
Sun, October 23rd – Puck Live – Doylestown, PA
Sat, November 12th – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
Fri, November 18th – Ashland Coffee & Tea – Ashland, VA
Sat, November 19th – Southern Cafe and Music Hall – Charlottesville, VA
Tues, December 6th – Wilbert’s | Cleveland, OH
Wed, December 7th – Circus – Ann Arbor, MI
Thurs, December 8th – Salt of the Earth – Fennville,MI
Stay tuned to DehliaLow.com for more tour dates TBA!

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www.reverbnation.com/dehlialow
www.facebook.com/pages/Dehlia-Low

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Dehlia Low performs tonight Friday, May 28th, at the Grey Eagle in Asheville.  The Asheville citizen times did this great  interview with them:

Back after 8 months, Asheville’s Dehlia Low hit a musical high

Carol Rifkin • published May 28, 2010 12:15 am CMRifkin@gmail.com

Asheville Citizen Times www.citizen-times.com

ASHEVILLE – In just three years, the Asheville-based Dehlia Low band has made a big footprint in the regional music scene and is now stepping up to national recognition, playing major events like MerleFest and the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.

While the group grew out of bluegrass, their sound has a more Americana and early country feel and doesn’t include a banjo. With Aaron Ballance on dobro and pedal steel, Bryan Clendenin on mandolin, Stacy Claude on guitar, Anya Hinkle on fiddle and Greg Stiglets on upright bass, their original songwriting and strong female lead vocals stand out in concert.

Claude spoke recently about the band and its upcoming concert at The Grey Eagle.

Question: Dehlia Low is so quintessentially Asheville. What brought you here?

Answer: All five of us moved to Asheville specifically for the music scene. None of us knew each other before we came here. All of us were at different points in our lives musically, with different accomplishments, and we all met through the already thriving bluegrass jam scene. We developed friendships and music, and decided to come together musically as a band, too.

Q: Tell me about your recordings.

A: Our first recording project was a live EP recorded in Lenoir. Our most recent CD, “Tellico,” was recorded here in Asheville with Jon Stickley as producer; he is known for his work with the Shannon Whitworth Band.

We have enough material for our next full-length album; we are about two songs away from having it all written. We are getting ready to assemble a team and approach it more strategically.

We had management for a while and went back independent, but now we are so busy that we are ready to assemble a team of outside help because the business side is starting to interfere with the creative side.

Q: What are some important accomplishments?

A: One of the big reasons we got a lot of name recognition quicker was the tremendous airtime and support we got through WNCW-FM (radio) and the news media. We are so lucky that the listeners really liked us and supported us on radio.

Anya and I have really worked hard on the business side and have worked hard to get our name out and get us recognized. We are just trying to introduce ourselves and are so humbled that people like our music so much.

Q: You are playing some big gigs.

A: Our most exciting so far this year was MerleFest. We were thrilled to be included in such a wonderful festival with such great bands. It was great opportunity and exposure.

Gettysburg was incredible, too; we were humbled and honored to be included in the lineup along with Alison Krauss. Because of that exposure, we just got string endorsement from D’Addario strings and a tuner endorsement for Intellitouch tuners. We are so excited to have some of this fall into place.

Q: Do you still have day jobs?

A: Sort of (laughter). Three of us have minimal jobs. Bryan is still teaching full-time. I am basically managing the group right now.

Q: Talk about the instrumentation.

A: Greg Stiglets on bass is one of our principal songwriters. Anya Hinkle on fiddle and vocals is the other principal writer. Aaron Balance on dobro writes; I play guitar and sing; Bryan Clendenin plays mandolin and writes. We all learned to play our instruments in the bluegrass tradition with a little fallover into folk, but that is where we honed our craft.

Anya had a strong background in ballad singing; we are both drawn to bluegrass singing. Our songwriting is really leaning to an Americana and roots country feel. Bluegrass people still like it, but it allows us to dwell in both arenas. That is right where we want to be.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20100528/ENT/305280008/1007/COLUMNISTS

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