Sons of the Delta play an earthy, passionate blend of electric/acoustic juke joint and street corner delta blues flavoured with the many roots music styles from the southern states of the USA. The ‘Sons’ are fronted by two of the top bluesmen in the southwest UK - Mark Cole and Rick Edwards. Between them they have nearly 50 years experience of playing the blues both in Europe, the USA and Australia. Their debut album One For The Road was released in 2004. Since then they have become regulars on the UK festival circuit and have visited Mississippi many times where they played in juke joints and at festivals and recorded their latest album, the critically acclaimed Made in Mississippi, with guests the legendary Pinetop Perkins and Sam Carr. They are booking the world over, both as a duo and four piece band, at clubs, art centres, festivals and bars - in fact any venue that has an appreciative blues/roots audience. Contact them by ‘phone or email. Visit the official website www.sonsofthedelta.co.uk or www.myspace.com/sonsofthedelta for much more info.
Here’s what people are saying about the Sons of the Delta…
“Two raconteurs of the genre who are past masters of their craft. Their reputation for their brand of blues is well merited.” Bill Smith, Blues in Britain magazine
"Made In Mississippi is a belter of an album. Mark Cole and Rick Edwards, do not just "play" the Blues, they "feel" it too …they could easily find themselves being lauded as Britain's Jelly Roll Kings." Gordon Baxter, Blues in Britain magazine
"Raw, righteous,.. the real Delta deal." Leslie Fleury (award winning Radio DJ, Blues Odyssey on KSER)
“Elmore James and Hound Dog Taylor would be proud” Dave Peabody (Jan 2006)
“Very inventive, powerful guitar playing and their commitment and enthusiasm for what they performed was obvious."
Bob Tilling (bluesman, writer and reviewer - Stroud Blues and Beyond Festival) (May 2005)
"You guys have really got a good little unit there...I thought that was pretty darn good - you don't have to take a back seat to anybody" Sonny 'Sunshine' Payne (legendary presenter of King Biscuit Time on Radio KFFA, Helena, Arkansas) (King Biscuit Time radio interview - Oct ‘04)
"They are exceptional" John Roberts (Bullfrog Blues Club organiser) (Nov ‘03)