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
Website http://www.deltarae.com
Members Grant Emerson
Elizabeth Hopkins
Brittany Hölljes
Eric Hölljes[1]
Ian Hölljes
Mike McKee

Delta Rae /ˈdɛltə r/ is an American folk rock band formed in Durham, North Carolina.[2] The band consists of three siblings Ian Hölljes (vocals and guitar), Eric Hölljes (vocals, guitar, piano and keys) and Brittany Hölljes (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 Hölljeses' mother intended to write about a Southern girl named Delta Rae who summons the Greek gods to earth.[3]

History[edit]

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[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

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
  • Formats: CD, music download
85 11 13
After It All
  • Release date: April 7, 2015
  • Label: Sire Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
152 3 10
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

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

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[19]
US Alt.
US Heat
[20]
US Folk
[21]
Delta Rae
  • Release date: May 19, 2010
  • Label: Self-Released
  • Formats: CD
Chasing Twisters
  • Release date: November 15, 2013
  • Label: Sire Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
8

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
Rock Airplay
[22]
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
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Videography[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Delta Rae - Eric Hölljes 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 August 25, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Delta Rae Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Delta Rae Album & Song Chart History - Folk Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 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 - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Delta Rae Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Delta Rae Album & Song Chart History - Folk Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Delta Rae Album & Song Chart History - Rock Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2014.