Music Farm Productions Present
Delta Rae - A Long and Happy Life Summer Tour 2017
32 Ann St.
Charleston, SC, 29403
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
Six-piece band Delta Rae hails from Durham, NC with Liz Hopkins and Brittany Holljes fronting the robust group with sultry harmonies rounded out by Holljes’ brothers Eric (vocals, piano) and Ian (vocals, guitar) as well as Mike McKee (drums) and Grant Emerson (bass). The band chose their moniker from a mythical story the Holljes siblings’ mother wrote about a Southern girl of the same name who summons the Greek gods to earth.
Headlining over 100 shows each year and a regular on the festival circuit since forming in 2009, Delta Rae’s larger-than-life performances have earned coveted spots at Bonnaroo, Tortuga Music Festival, Austin City Limits, Firefly, Bumbershoot, Summerfest, Hangout Fest, Kaaboo, Basilica, VOODOO, and Lollapalooza. They have received national attention with features in NPR, Washington Post, and New York Times, in addition to late night television performances and inclusion in Forbes' 30 Under 30 list.
Now signed to Big Machine Label Group’s imprint The Valory Music Co., Delta Rae are on tour this summer in support of their new release, A Long And Happy Life.
Longley confides with you as though you’re sitting on the sofa with her in a talk that’s intimate and vulnerable. And
now, the Berklee College of Music graduate and award-winning songwriter is set to share her confessional songs with
listeners on her self-titled album—her first after signing with Sugar Hill Records in December 2014.
While Longley’s songs and vocals invite complimentary comparisons to Shawn Colvin, Paula Cole and Nanci
Griffith—all artists she’s supported live—her latest effort spotlights a style all her own. Her voice and tone, touched
with the slightest of country inflections, pours out like clean, crystalline water.
Longley first felt the magic while growing up outside of Philadelphia. A song she wrote in ninth grade—her first ever—
earned a standing ovation when she performed it for the student body: “I was unprepared for that sort of reaction and
it was life-changing moment,” she says. “That’s when I knew it was what I wanted to do with my life.”
The track record she’s assembled since shows just how much Longley grew into her dream. She’s taken home top
prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon
Songwriting Scholarship Competition, the International Acoustic Music Awards and the Rocky Mountain Folk Fest
But it all traces straight back to Longley’s first song. She says she’ll continue to open her soul in the service of her art
because that’s what matters most to her. “Every time I get into these songs they resonate with me because they’re
based on something I went through,” she says of the new collection. “I hope they connect with people and that they’ll
help with whatever they’ve gone through. That’s what music does for me, and I hope I can do that for someone else.”
$16.00 - $20.00
$3 Surcharge at the door for those under 21. Cash only.