Delta Rae – Coming Home To Carolina
Earthy, familial alt-pop outfit Delta Rae skilfully juggle gospel-tinged country rock, sensual blue-eyed soul and harmony-laded Americana resulting in an infectious, radio-ready sound.
Formed in 2009 as a four-piece around the talents of siblings Ian, Eric and Brittany Hölljes along with Elizabeth Hopkins, the North Carolina-based band expanded to a sextet the following year with the additions of Mike McKee and Grant Emerson. In 2011 the group inked a deal with Sire/Warner Bros. after a particularly impressive in-office audition for Seymour Stein. The resulting ‘Carry the Fire’, their major label debut, arrived in 2012. ‘Carry the Fire’ reached #11 on the U.S. Heatseekers chart and #13 on the folk chart. Delta Rae released their second album, ‘After It All’, in the spring of 2015.
Following relocation to Nashville, the band signed with Big Machine in 2017 and issued a pair of EPs – ‘A Long And Happy Life’ and ‘The Blackbird Sessions’ – in quick succession. The front part of 2019 saw a spate of new singles, though in July of that year, Delta Rae announced their departure from Big Machine following a massive company buyout. Choosing to go independent, they quickly launched a massively successful crowd-funding campaign for their next release, a two-part double album called ‘The Light & The Dark’. The first volume, ‘The Light’, appeared in March 2020.
This electrifying concert film, ‘Coming Home To Carolina’ was filmed with fourteen 4K Ultra High Definition cameras before hometown fans in Raleigh, North Carolina, during their final shows one week before Christmas, from their highly successful 2019 sold out ‘Take Me There’ tour. It features some of the band’s biggest hits including ‘Take Me There’, ‘Down By The River’ and ‘Dance In The Graveyard’ interspersed with scenic performance scenes at Raleigh River alongside interview segments at the band’s home where they recorded most of their first album of songs, ending in a bonfire jam at the Local Watering Hole.
- Take Me There
- Holding On To Good
- Out Of The Badlands
- Country House
- Pay No Rent
- Any Better Than This
- The Wrong Ocean
- If I Loved You
- Morning Comes
- Bottom Of The River
- The Chain
- Dance In The Graveyards
- Ultra Deluxe Digi Pak packaging includes a Blu-Ray disc, standard definition DVD and bonus audio CD soundtrack