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June 29, 2018

Delta Moon

Delta Moon plays deep roots music. A whisky-flavored voice delivers 21st century lyrics, while two slide guitars wind around an unshakeable groove like kudzu vines on a barbwire fence. It has been two decades now since Tom Gray and Mark Johnson started playing slide guitar together — Mark on bottleneck and Tom on lap steel — first for their own amusement and edification at homes and in the studio, and then in clubs, coffee shops and barbecue joints around Atlanta. The name Delta Moon came to Mark on a pilgrimage to Muddy Waters’ cabin near Clarksdale, Mississippi, when a gigantic full moon rose over the highway. With the addition of bass and drums Delta Moon stormed onto the Georgia nightclub scene, quickly gathering a wall-full of local “best” awards. After winning the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2003, the band widened its travels to include the United States, Canada, and Europe. They have worked steadily on the road and in the studio ever since. Bassist Franher Joseph joined Delta Moon in 2007, adding a deep rhythm pocket and rich bass vocals.

Friday, June 29 - 6-8:30pm