Delta Rae

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Delta Rae
Delta Rae Oct 2012.jpg
Background information
Origin Durham, North Carolina, United States
Genres Blues rock, country rock, folk rock, roots rock
Years active 2009–present
Labels Sire
Members Grant Emerson
Elizabeth Hopkins
Brittany Holljes
Eric Holljes
Ian Holljes
Mike McKee

Delta Rae is an American folk rock band formed in Durham, North Carolina.[1] The band consists of three siblings Ian Holljes (vocals and guitar), Eric Holljes (vocals, guitar, piano and keys) and Brittany Holljes (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 Holljeses' mother intended to write about a Southern girl named Delta Rae who summons the Greek gods to earth.


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.[2]

Their self-titled debut EP was released in 2010,[3] after which they signed to Sire Records in 2012.[4][5] Their debut album Carry the Fire was released on June 19, 2012.[6] On November 19, they released the EP "Chasing Twisters", which included lead single "If I Loved You" featuring Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham.[7] Delta Rae have toured in support of this release for much of 2014, including a set at Lollapalooza.[8]

Delta Rae are currently working on new material for a follow up release, due out in 2014.


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