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Delta Rae
Delta Rae
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Background information
Origin Durham, North Carolina, United States
Genres Blues rock, country rock, folk rock, roots rock
2009-present
Labels Valory Music Co., Sire/Warner Bros.
Website http://www.deltarae.com
Members Grant Emerson
Elizabeth Hopkins
Brittany Hlljes
Eric Hlljes[1]
Ian Hlljes
Mike McKee

Delta Rae is an American folk rock band formed in Durham, North Carolina.[2] The band consists of three siblings Ian Hlljes (vocals and guitar), Eric Hlljes (vocals, guitar, piano and keys) and Brittany Hlljes (vocals), as well as Elizabeth Hopkins (vocals), Mike McKee (percussion) and Grant Emerson (bass guitar). They began as a four-piece ensemble and added McKee and Emerson to the dynamic in 2010. Their name hails from a fictional story the Hlljeses' mother intended to write about a Southern girl named Delta Rae who summons the Greek gods to earth.[3]

History

The band debuted at Duke University in October 2009. Ian graduated from Duke in 2007, Eric graduated from Duke in 2009, and Brittany graduated early from University of California, Berkeley.[4]

Their self-titled debut EP was released in 2010,[5] after which they signed to Sire Records in 2012.[6][7] Their debut album Carry the Fire was released on June 19, 2012.[8] It included the singles "Morning Comes", "Dance in the Graveyards" and "Bottom of the River" which received airplay on VH1.

On November 19, 2013, they released the EP Chasing Twisters which included a new version of their single "If I Loved You" featuring Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham.[9] Delta Rae have toured in support of this release for much of 2014, including a set at Lollapalooza.[10]

The band performed with other musicians at the 29th annual Farm Aid event, which was held on September 13, 2014 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina.[11][12]

Delta Rae released their second full-length album After It All on April 7, 2015.[13] It was preceded by the single "Scared" in addition to an East Coast tour.[14]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[15]
US Alt.
US Heat
[16]
US Folk
[17]
Carry the Fire
  • Release date: June 15, 2012
  • Label: Sire Records, Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: CD, Music Download
-- 85 11 13
After It All
  • Release date: April 7, 2015
  • Label: Sire Records, Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: CD, Vinyl, Music Download
152 -- 3 10
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums

Title Details
Live at Lincoln Theatre
  • Release date: January 20, 2012
  • Label: Self-Released
  • Formats: Music Download

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US Heat
[19]
Delta Rae
  • Release date: May 19, 2010
  • Label: Self-Released
  • Formats: CD
--
Chasing Twisters
  • Release date: November 15, 2013
  • Label: Sire Records, Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: CD, Vinyl, Music Download
8
A Long And Happy Life
  • Release date: March 25, 2017
  • Label: The Valory Music Co.
  • Formats: CD, Music Download
--
The Blackbird Sessions
  • Release date: December 15, 2017
  • Label: The Valory Music Co.
  • Formats: Music Download
--
"--" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles

Year Single Peak positions Album
Rock Airplay
[21]
Adult Alternative Songs
2012 "Bottom of the River" -- -- Carry the Fire
2013 "If I Loved You" (featuring Lindsay Buckingham) 43 5
"Run" -- -- Chasing Twisters
2015 "Scared" -- -- After It All
2017 "A Long And Happy Life" -- -- A Long And Happy Life
"No Peace In Quiet" -- --
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Videography

Year Title Director
2011 "Bottom of the River" Lawrence Chen
2012 "Morning Comes" Martin Roe
"Dance in the Graveyards" Dirty Robber
2013 "If I Loved You" Justin Coloma
2015 "Scared" LAW
2017 "A Long And Happy LIfe" David McClister

References

  1. ^ Delta Rae - Eric Hlljes Taking Us To Church, Retrieved Apr. 9, 2015.
  2. ^ Williams, Erin (January 23, 2012). "Delta Rae on witch trials and keeping music in the family", The Washington Post. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  3. ^ Fichera, Dawn Marie, First Look With (November 2012)."Delta Rae Interview:How did you meet and where did the name Delta Rae come from?", antiMusic.com. Retrieved July 25, 2015
  4. ^ Duke Magazine-Ian Holljes '07 and Eric Holljes '09-November/December 2010
  5. ^ Melzer, Ashley (June 9, 2010) "Delta Rae's self-titled debut", Indy Week. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  6. ^ Lawrence, Jordan (February 3, 2012). "Durham's Delta Rae signs to Sire Records", Indy Week. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  7. ^ Dickens, Tad (February 2, 2012). "Music all over the map", The Roanoke Times, p. 6.
  8. ^ Music MYNC (April 18, 2012). "Delta Rae signs with Warner Bros., to release new LP June 19", http://music.mync.com/2012/04/delta-rae-signs-with-warner-bros-to-release-new-lp-june-19/
  9. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/if-i-loved-you-radio-version/id604302406?i=604302650&wmgref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.deltarae.com%2Falbum%2Fif-i-loved-you-feat-lindsey-buckingham
  10. ^ http://www.lollapalooza.com/2014-lineup/
  11. ^ Farm Aid - Relive Farm Aid 2014, Retrieved Apr. 9, 2015.
  12. ^ Delta Rae - Delta Rae Live at Farm Aid 2014, Retrieved Apr. 9, 2015.
  13. ^ https://twitter.com/DeltaRae/status/553288997368115201
  14. ^ http://www.deltarae.com/news/new-video
  15. ^ "Delta Rae Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2014. 
  16. ^ "Delta Rae Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2014. 
  17. ^ "Delta Rae Album & Song Chart History - Folk Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2014. 
  18. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on April 3, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Delta Rae Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2014. 
  20. ^ Bjorke, Matt (June 13, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: June 12, 2017". Roughstock. 
  21. ^ "Delta Rae Album & Song Chart History - Rock Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved 2014. 

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