Entries by Tom Gray

La Strada

(Part Two of our adventures in Europe this summer. You can read Part One here.) July 18 – A cousin once told me, “I love being places, but I hate to travel.” Often, in the interest of getting places fast, the sense of being anywhere at all gets sucked out of traveling. But not always. […]

Delta Moon Sobre España

Every time Delta Moon comes to Europe I have ambitious plans to post regular blogs chronicling our experiences. But the reality of a band on tour — constant travel, rare and often useless wifi, food and  sleep caught in irregular snatches — makes the job tough. But today, riding through tall Italian cornfields, passing castles […]

“Refugee is a musically and textually perfect track….” – Wasser-Prawda (Germany)

Wasser-Prawda (Click here for original German text.) Refugees, Violence and Poverty – Political Issues in Current Blues Songs If you listen to new blues albums, more and more frequently you will find the most up-to-date political and social issues. Or old songs are re-interpreted, with the message still or always up-to-date. Here is small cross-section […]

Italian Sign Language

People say Italians talk with their hands. Certainly in my experience Italians are the easiest Europeans to communicate with when neither party understands a word spoken by the other. On this trip we discovered a new dimension — Italian sign language. I’m not talking about the basic traffic signals: the stink-eye, the finger or the […]

Walls Come Tumbling Down

This journal entry was written a couple weeks ago while Delta Moon was touring heavily and there was neither time nor internet access to post it. Now that I’m home with plenty of both, it still seems worth sharing. On this the last day of April, the weather in Germany is finally warming up. We […]

Remembering Col. Bruce Hampton

Col. Bruce Hampton, who died on stage at the Fox Theater in Atlanta last week, was a huge influence on Delta Moon, as he was for half a century on the entire Atlanta music community. Seeing the Aquarium Rescue Unit at the Little Five Points Pub was one of the main reasons Mark Johnson moved […]

Review of Cabbagetown in Bman’s Blues Report

Bman’s Blues Report Jumping Jack Records artist: Delta Moon – Cabbagetown – New Release Review I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Cabbagetown, by Delta Moon and they have a rocking sound with blues influences. Opening with Rock and Roll Girl, Tom Gray on vocal and lap steel, Mark Johnson on vocal and lap steel […]

Review of Cabbagetown in Blues in the South (UK)

Blues in the South Delta Moon Cabbagetown By Brian Harman This is the eighth album from Atlanta, Georgia, based band Delta Moon, who consist of: Tom Gray; lead vocals, lap steel guitar, guitar and keyboards, Mark Johnson; vocals, guitar, mandoguitar and lap steel guitar, Franher Joseph; vocals, electric and upright bass and Marlon Patton; drums […]