2007 marks a decade of collaboration for Antara & Delilah. During the past 10 years, Antara & Delilah's emergence as strong singer-songwriters and performers have earned them a celebrated place in the Santa Barbara, California music scene. The duo’s original songs include wry observations about love relationships, meditations on life's lessons and earnest expressions of hope. Such themes run through their newest release, Red Barn Sessions.
Antara & Delilah recorded seven of the songs on Red Barn Sessions in the Ojai, California studio of the band Shades of Day, who provided instrumentation and some vocals by singer B Willing James. Another song, Louann, was recorded by Santa Barbara recording legend Robinson Eikenberry and features Antara backed by the late multi-instrumentalist Kenny Edwards (Karla Bonoff, Bryndle, the Stone Ponies). Digitally released in 2007, all songs from Red Barn Session are available to download at major digital download sites.
Antara & Delilah were brought together at songwriter's workshop 1997 by Jim Messina (Poco, Buffalo Springfield, Loggins & Messina) who suggested their voices were complimentary. In time, the ladies blended flavors of folk, bluegrass, country and pop to discover their sound: bold vocal harmonies, guitars and a dash of mandolin. Antara & Delilah were voted Favorite Local Band five years in a row by Santa Barbara News-Press readers poll. Three songs from their CD From Here (2002) have been included on the Party of Five and Joan of Arcadia DVD releases (Sony Pictures). Since 2003, Antara & Delilah have joined Messina to form the Jim Messina Acoustic Trio, performing throughout the U.S. to packed houses. Antara & Delilah have also provided backing vocals for performances by Jackson Browne, Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross, Kenny Loggins, Richie Furay and Graham Nash.
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