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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 releaseDehlia Low – Live” showcases 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.

Mandolin Orange is a Carrboro, NC-based band with songwriting and vocal harmonies at the core, led by Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz. The duo ornaments lyrical tunes both tender and tough with acoustic & electric guitars, fiddle, and mandolin. As a band, they are joined by Jeff Crawford and James Wallace on bass and drums.  The duo’s debut album “Quiet Little Room” released May 1 to critical acclaim, and reflects the influence of traditional music on the duo’s contemporary folk style.


Show details:
Dehlia Low & Mandolin Orange
Pisgah Brewing
Saturday, October 23, 2010

doors 7:30; $8
828-669-0190
150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711
www.pisgahbrewing.com

Advance copies of Dehlia Low- Live will be available at the show.

Stay tuned for more on the official album release party and tour

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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 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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