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Dehlia Low officially release Dehlia Low – Live tonight (Nov 5th) at the Get Down in West Asheville! Check out this excerpt of an interview with them in the Asheville Citizen Times’ Take Five:

Dehlia Low celebrates live CD with West Asheville show
by Michael Flynn • published November 5, 2010

ASHEVILLE – At traditional bluegrass gatherings, people sometimes ask members of Asheville’s Dehlia Low why the five-person string band has no banjo player. Guitarist and singer Stacy Claude has come up with an answer.

“I tell people that we had only five seats in the van,” she says with a laugh, “so someone had to go.”

Judging by the band’s growing audience and recognition, Dehlia Low’s blend of bluegrass, country and Americana music sounds just right as is.

The band is playing tonight at West Asheville’s new Get Down to celebrate its latest release, a live album that includes songs from a May gig at The Grey Eagle.

“We’ve been talking about it for a while,” Claude says about recording live. “We feel our studio albums are different than our live performances, and we wanted to capture some of that live energy.”

Along with Claude, the band features vocalist and fiddler Anya Hinkle, dobro player Aaron Ballance, mandolin picker Bryan Clendenin and upright bassist Greg Stiglets. The group came together about three years ago, sparked by connections from Jack of the Wood’s Celtic jam sessions.

The members’ blend of vocal harmonies, acoustic picking and country dobro creates a classic Asheville take on traditional music.

“We like to say we have a foot in bluegrass and a foot in Americana and roots music,” Claude says.

… … …
Look for the group to continue to grow its fan base next year, with more touring and another album written and ready to record. Asheville, Claude says, is the perfect launching pad for the band.

“Living in a community with so many acoustic musicians of this caliber keeps you on your toes,” she says.

“It’s an amazing place to be a musician.”

Michael Flynn writes about entertainment for take5. E-mail him at mickfly@bellsouth.net.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20101105/ENT/311050017/1291/ADVERTISING

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Dehlia Low CD release parties:

The Get Down ~ West Asheville
Friday, November 5th, 2010

The Garage ~ Winston Salem, NC
Friday, November 12th, 2010
w/ local openers Porch Dog Revival

The Evening Muse ~ Charlotte, NC
Saturday, November 13th, 2010
w/ Belleville Outfit

Emerging out of Asheville, North Carolina’s roots renaissance, Dehlia Low echoes the sounds of early country with a strong bluegrass flavor, crafting a fresh originality that feels like home.

Since the release of their second studio album “Tellico” in 2009, Dehlia Low has traveled across the U.S. in support of the album, including appearances at Merlefest, Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, Appalachian Uprising, Pickathon, Jammin’ at Hippie Jack’s, Durango Meltdown and Bristol Rhythm & Roots. Dehlia Low’s most recent release “Dehlia Low – Liveshowcases the group’s exceptional songwriting talent and outstanding vocal and instrumental performances recorded during the 2010 season at notable venues in the southeast including the Grey Eagle, Down Home and Mockingbird.

Dehlia Low’s had great success with their first two albums; both being listed within the top 20 of 100 releases in 2008 and 2009 on WNCW. They are also featured on a Live MerleFest compilation for 2010 for the Bluegrass trust fund.

“…one of those kinds of bands that I just really fall in love with. They’re called Dehlia Low and at the bare bones, they’re a string band, but…in a way string bands used to be when there wasn’t such a genre splint of what country music was and what bluegrass music was and what blues music was. It’s where those points converge for me. They’re primarily writing their own material, very strong material, and they’re one of those bands that you’re going to start hearing a lot more of.” ~ Iaan Hughes, No Depression

Dehlia low on the web:
www.dehlialow.com
twitter.com/dehlialow
www.reverbnation.com/dehlialow
www.facebook.com/pages/Dehlia-Low
www.myspace.com/dehlialow

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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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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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Dehlia Low is very happy to announce official endorsement of D’Addario Strings and Intellitouch Tuners. There are few things more important to musicians than the tools they use while performing.

“There are hundreds of brands to choose from for everything from your instruments, to picks, to microphones, to strings, to the boots you wear! Between the 5 of us, we’ve tried just about every brand of strings and tuners, and we’re proud to say that D’Addario and Intellitouch are our choice for reliability, accuracy, and endurance. We’re grateful for the opportunity to endorse quality products that we’ve used for years, and are happy the two companies have faith in our music and the future momentum of the band.”

The Mountain Xpress writes, ” In three short years, bluegrass act Dehlia Low has gone from a relatively unknown local quintet playing holes in walls (and the Xpress acoustic stage at Bele Chere!) to a slot at MerleFest and sponsorships from D’Addario Stings and Intellitouch Tuners. In the group’s April ‘Low-Down‘ newsletter they wrote, ‘Our live recording is almost complete… well maybe half way… we hope to have it out by the end of May, we’ll keep you posted! We also just got the final cut of our DVD from our ‘Jammin at Hippie Jacks’ performance last May, soon to be released on PBS.’ Add to that a recent tour with The Shannon Whitworth Band and a steady roster of show dates — including the Grey Eagle on Friday, May 28. 9 p.m. $8 in advance / $10 day of show.



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“Dehlia Low is a string music band based out of Asheville, NC that perfectly captures that beauty of mountain music and they are the perfect ambassadors of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With these beautiful songs…they are able to dig deeper into the Appalachian culture than many roots bands.” ~ Taproot Radio

Dehlia Low
The Grey Eagle
Friday, May 28th, 20109pm
$8 adv/ $10 dos
all ages
828-232-5800
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
www.thegreyeagle.com

“Dehlia Low: The heartfelt mountain sounds of this new band recall the Carter Family and the Stanley Brothers. Listen for ‘If That’s the Way You Feel,’ ‘When I Can Read My Titles Clear,’ and ‘Plains of Tellico.'” ~ Diane Amov in an article about Merlfest 2010

A fan stated, “I saw your show and just wanted to let you know that it was probably one of my favorite experiences at Merlefest 2010. Both vocals were amazing, the mandolin playing had me in awe and the dobro playing gave me chills. On the way home my friend and I were kicking ourselves for not buying your album at the festival but I’m glad to find you guys on itunes!”

“This latest project is probably the most important release to date from North Carolina’s Dehlia Low. Although the band is an all-acoustic aggregation, their musical style extends beyond the boundaries of bluegrass. With the exception of Norman Blake’s ‘Lord Won’t You Help Me,’ the other 11 tracks are band originals, such as ‘River Is Rising,’ ‘Bide My Time,’ and ‘Buffalo To Washington.’ Fiddler Anya Hinkle’s vocal prowess is a key ingredient to the sound of Dehlia Low and shines through on ‘Take Me Back’ and ‘Santa Ana Winds.’ ‘Tellico’ is a first-class production. Dehlia Low is rapidly becoming a musical force to watch for.” ~ Bluegrass Unlimited

“…one of those kinds of bands that I just really fall in love with. They’re called Dehlia Low and at the bare bones, they’re a string band, but…in a way string bands used to be when there wasn’t such a genre splint of what country music was and what bluegrass music was and what blues music was. It’s where those points converge for me. They’re primarily writing their own material, very strong material, and they’re one of those bands that you’re going to start hearing a lot more of.” ~ Iaan Hughes, No Depression

Dehlia Low will also be on WNCW’s Studio B on Thursday, May 27th at 4pm

Tune in at: www.wncw.org

“We’ve fallen in love with this cd over here, every one of us…we’ve had more requests for it than any other disk in the past year and a half. It’s a hit record….fresh….solid songwriting and the vocal duet is what gets them. ” ~Dennis Jones, WNCW 88.7

*WNCW’s 2009 Countdown their most recent album, Tellico, won #2 for regional artists as well as #18 for top 100 releases of 2009.

*Their first self titled EP also placed #17 for top 100 releases in 2008 on WNCW.

Dehlia Low will featured on the upcoming “Jammin’ at Hippie Jack’s” show that is being released to PBS in a syndicated program. Check out a clip:



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