No one pairs vintage soul and Americana with the fiery heart of punk rock better than Delta Spirit. Singer Matt Vasquez writes songs from the perspective of an observant traveler who's seen his share of back-alley drama, sketchy characters and fellow road-worn travelers. Delta Spirit's working-class soul won't ever make them hit-parade material, but that's just part of the band's humble charm. Musically, they swing and sway through warm folk and reverb-tinged rave-ups, but Vasquez's buttery voice is the stuff that goosebumps are made of; when he leans back and lets out a ragged howl, it's painfully raw, yet beautiful enough to make the world stop moving for just a split second.
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