Review of Low Down in Dirty Rock (Spain)

Delta Moon Returns with New Album Low Down

By Ángel Manuel Hernández Montes

Dirty Rock (Follow this link for the original Spanish text.)

Delta Moon has reappeared on the music scene with a brand new studio album, Low Down, led by Tom Gray on lap steel guitar, harmonica and lead vocals and Mark Johnson on guitar and vocals. The band has persevered in work that provides the most exquisite swamp blues rock personified, thanks to “slide guitar” executed by Tom Gray with his particular way of playing the guitar that marks the musical style of Delta Moon. Franher Joseph on bass and vocals and Marlon Patton on drums have accompanied the guitar tandem Gray-Johnson on twelve songs on which one feels continuity through the resurgence of the Mississippi roots sounds, prolonging the legacy of their first album in 2002 .

Delta Moon thirteen years later is still betting on doing what they really feel, what they like, and getting their own hallmark sound. Besides their own compositions prevailing in the work they have included cover versions of Tom Waits’ “Lowdown,” Bob Dylan’s “Down In The Flood” and Skip James’ “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues”, subtly taking them to their own land without leaving the essence of the original composition. Medium tempo, uninhibited and happy songs are the key to this work which is kept alive at all times by the substance of sounds originating in the delta.

With Low Down Delta Moon revitalizes their musical career, consolidating their personal style that is enhanced when climbing on stage. Their next date in our country will be in the Festival Enclave de Agua held during the days July 23, 24 and 25 in Soria.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *