Entries by Tom Gray

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 […]

Concert Review in Ingolstadt Donaukurier (Germany)

Ingolstadt Donaukurier (For the original German text click here.) Bang Grandiose opening of the blues festival: Delta Moon will be in the Ingolstadt Neue Welt. By Karl Leitner Ingolstadt (DK) For the musicians of Delta Moon it is the last concert of a long European tour, before it goes back home to Atlanta, Georgia. The […]

New Delta Moon T-Shirt

We’ve added a new T-shirt to the Delta Moon webstore. We found a low-resolution version of this image of a skull moon breaking out from inside the sun and loved it. So we set out to find the artist and pay him for a printable version. The search, via the Internet, led around the world, […]

Review of Cabbagetown in Elmore

Elmore Delta Moon – Cabbagetown By Tom Clarke Some 18 years ago, when slide guitarist Mark Johnson witnessed a big yellow orb rising over Muddy Waters’ cabin in Mississippi, he knew he had the name of his new band—Delta Moon. For a group entrenched in organic blues to have developed such a singular, recognizable sound […]

Review of Cabbagetown in Keys and Chords (Belgium)

Keys and Chords (For the original Dutch text click here.) Delta Moon – Cabbagetown By Philip Verhaege (4 ½) Delta Moon confirmed again and again. The slide guitar has the upper hand and goes perfectly with the acoustic strings, pounding drums and rough voice. The album “Cabbagetown” is the new project of the Atlanta-based blues […]

Concert Review in Augsburger-Allgemeine (Germany)

Augsburger-Allgemeine (For the original German text click here.) Under the Blues Moon Delta Moon in the Charivari: What makes the band so special By Ronald Hinzpeter Perfect guitar work: Delta Moon in Charivari. Photo: Reinhard Pfetsch. Ulm. If two electric guitars play together, it can lead to wonderful duets like once in the Allman Brothers […]