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Dehlia Low performs at the ReelHouse Cinema this Friday in Boone. Check out this great writeup in the Mountain Times by by Lauren K. Ohnesorge:

Dehlia Low at ReelHouse Friday

mountaintimes.com

Dehlia Low is back, fresh off a MerleFest appearance, and they’re jamming at Boone’s ReelHouse Cinema & Draft Friday for a show that promises rich acoustic strings with more than just a spark of Americana.

“We’re definitely rooted in bluegrass,” guitarist Stacy Claude said. “We’re acoustic and have bluegrass instrumentation … but our songwriting definitely leads more toward the Americana … We’re trying to keep a foot in bluegrass and also moving forward into a genre that seems more accessible.”

The Asheville-based strings group classifies its sound as “unabashedly banjoless bluegrass,” Claude said, and makes no apologies.

With vocals and fiddle by Anya Hinkle, Aaron Balance on dobro, Bryan Clendenin on mandolin, Greg Stiglets on upright bass and Claude on guitar, Dehlia comes out swinging.

The MerleFest appearance means their careers and sound are starting to take flight.

“We were all just thrilled to be invited,” Claude said. “It’s a great festival and an amazing opportunity for exposure.”

…..”We feel really fortunate we’ve had some momentum,” Claude said. “WNCW has really contributed to that,” she said.

After all, the radio station listed them behind the Avett Brothers as the No. 2 band in the region.
Add invitations to some great music festivals (notably Pickathon in Portland, Ore.), and you’ve got a band that’s not about to drift off the Americana scene any time soon.

“It’s been a great ride,” she said, and it’s just starting.

“We’re about two songs away from having our next studio album written,” she said.
As for Friday at the ReelHouse Cinema & Draft?

Expect a show with a mesh of everything, from “really fast fiddle foot-stomping numbers” to sway music.

“It’s a mix between a listening room environment and some dancing and some crowd excitement,” Claude said.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www2.mountaintimes.com/entertainment_focus/Dehlia_Low_at_ReelHouse_Friday_id_001529

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Check out this great writeup of Dehlia Low in the High Country Press in Boone, NC:

Asheville’s Dehlia Low at ReelHouse Cinema June 11

Story by Anna Oakes www.highcountrypress.com

A month ago the three-year-old Dehlia Low, a five-piece acoustic Americana outfit based in Asheville, played MerleFest for the first time. The exposure at the Southeast’s marquee roots music festival earned the band a sizeable bump in CD sales, and by the time the band members got home, their Facebook fan base had doubled.

“Oh my gosh, it was amazing,” said guitarist and vocalist Stacy Claude. “It was a dream come true for all of us. We have this checklist of five major festivals that we really want to play, and that absolutely was the first one.”

The band’s next stop on the summer tour is at ReelHouse Cinema and Draft in Boone on Friday, June 11, at 10:00 p.m. The show is 18 and up, and the cover is $7. Boone bluegrass band Upright and Breathin’ will open the show.

Since forming in August 2007, a lot has changed for Dehlia Low.

“We’re a completely different band, I think,” said Claude. The band got its start playing traditional bluegrass covers, but the band’s growth and experience over the past few years has its sound “keeping a foot in bluegrass and moving toward the Americana genre,” Claude said.

With Claude on guitar and vocals, Anya Hinkle on fiddle and vocals, Aaron Balance on dobro, Bryan Clendenin on mandolin and vocals and Greg Stiglets on upright bass, Dehlia Low combines the styles of traditional string bands, country and bluegrass (minus the hard-driving banjo).

Last year was an eventful one for the band, as it self-released its first full-length album, Tellico.

“The process of recording in a studio absolutely helped define our sound,” Claude said. “Recording is a really exposing experience.” The hard work paid off, as the album received national and international radio play and positive reviews from leading roots music publications.

WNCW 88.7 FM listeners voted for Tellico as the No. 2 regional release of 2009 (second only to the Avett Brothers’ I and Love and You) and the No. 18 release of the top 100 overall.

In between gigs across the Southeast, the band performed at 13 festivals in 2009, including the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival, Appalachian Uprising, Durango Meltdown and Pick-A-Thon. Shortly after playing MerleFest this year, Dehlia Low performed at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival in Pennsylvania.

Writing has already begun for the follow-up to Tellico, and the band is also recording a live album. Seeking a strategic approach to its growth, Dehlia Low would like to hire an agent and someone to manage the band before the release of its next album, and the band is gradually building upon its fan markets in the Southeast and Pennsylvania with hopes of eventually becoming a national touring act.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.highcountrypress.com/weekly/2010/06-03-10/ashevilles-dehlia-low.htm

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