Press Release: Delta Rae Releases “A Long And Happy Life” EP March 24th

by Laura Lou / 2578 days ago / Comments

Six-Piece Band Offers Robust Harmonies with Introspective Lyrics

Summer Headline Tour Includes Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City

NASHVILLE, TN (March 20, 2017) – Eclectic six-piece DELTA RAE today announces their A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE EP, out March 24 on The Valory Music Co. The Dann Huff-produced collection features four songs highlighting tight-knit harmonies of the Hölljes’ siblings Brittany (lead vocals), Eric (vocals, piano) and Ian (vocals, guitar) alongside Liz Hopkins (lead vocals, tambourine, auxiliary percussion) with Mike McKee (drums) and Grant Emerson (bass).
“As a band we strive to make people feel like they’re connected to each other through a place, an emotion or vivid moment in time,” said Brittany. “When you listen to these songs, envision the best summer of your life: It’s got young love and heartbreak, family and wildness, plenty of adventure.
Ian added, “From writing to recording, we brought a different level of focus and craftsmanship to this EP. We’re incredibly proud of it and hope our fans will be too."
1.   “A Long And Happy Life” | Written by Eric Hölljes, Ian Hölljes
2.   “I Moved South” | Written by Eric Hölljes, Ian Hölljes
3.   “No Peace In Quiet” | Written by Eric Hölljes, Tiffany Goss, Adam Wood
4.   “Ain’t Love” | Written by Eric Hölljes, Ian Hölljes

The Durham, NC-based band’s music melds together Country and Americana storytelling over Gospel and Rock vocal stylings with Bluegrass musicianship. Also inspired by literature, Eric and Ian crafted lyrics for their first single, “A Long And Happy Life,” weaving four book titles from authors they admire. The troupe fittingly chose their moniker from a mythical story the Hölljes’ mother crafted about a Southern girl named Delta Rae who summons the Greek gods to earth.
Previously earning a slot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Delta Rae has also garnered national attention from NPRThe Washington Post and New York Times as well as multiple late night television performances and billing on coveted festivals from Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. Delta Rae will bring their larger-than-life live show to the headline A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE SUMMER TOUR 2017 with stops in major markets such as New York City (5/22), Indianapolis (6/12), Chicago (6/17), Austin (7/21), Los Angeles (7/26), Seattle (8/2), Denver (8/5), Cincinnati (8/11), Boston (8/18), Philadelphia (8/22), Washington, DC (8/24) and a hometown visit in Carrboro, NC (6/3) along the way. Tickets are on sale now at

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Beginning about age 13, music always been my “safe place”, my “escape”, it became a part of who I am. My background includes being a photographer/journalist for newspapers, magazines and radio stations and more recently I have been an artist manager. What I continue to strive to learn is, what is important to the fans/readers? I find that the answer is always that they want to feel close to the artist they are supporting. The human contact that we all need is something that I want to deliver to anyone that happens to read something I write or see a photograph I shoot. It is important to me to provide that experience, because I am, after all, still always a “fan” and that giddy 13-year-old girl is simply amazed! I never imagined that my passion and love for music would lead me where I am today! I use the hashtag #iamtheluckiestgirliknow because I cannot believe how blessed I am! I’m excited to see “what happens next” and take you all along with me! This is going to be amazing…