Delta Spirit performs on the World Cafe Live.
Delta Spirit performs on the World Cafe Live. Matt Wignall
- "Ballad of Vitaly"
- "Bushwick Blues"
- "Ransom Man"
Raw and energetic, Delta Spirit has built a reputation as spitfire, bar-room rompers with a compelling, spiritual lyricism. Trashcans and orchestral bass drums accent their hard-hitting live show. The band's rollicking twang and tight harmonies carry through to the record — History From Below is Delta Spirit's latest, a consistent follow-up to the anthem-filled Ode To Sunshine.
Matt Vasquez discusses the tale from the "Ballad of Vitaly" — a tragic narrative which the band put to song, a la Woody Guthrie — his admiration for historian Howard Zinn, and his casual collaboration with friends John McCauley of Deer Tick and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes called MG and V. The band performed a set on the stage of World Cafe Live.