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by Delta Moon

Original roots-flavored music and fresh takes on classic country blues songs.
Genre: Blues: Slide Guitar Blues
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1. Look Way Down That Lonesome Road (Live)
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2. Raeline (Live)
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3. Put Your Arms Around Me (Live)
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4. Baby, Please Don't Go (Live)
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5. Any-Kind-a-Man (Live)
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6. Tilt-a-Whirl (Live)
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7. Like My Baby Can (Live)
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8. Somebody's Been Using That Thing (Live)
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9. Do the Do (Live)
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10. Edna Mae (Live)
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11. Mean Town Blues (Live)
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Album Notes
Delta Moon -- the winner of the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, February 1, 2003 -- formed in the late 1990s when Gina Leigh, Mark Johnson, and Tom Gray all lived within a few blocks of each other in Atlanta's Inman Park neighborhood. The three got together regularly in Mark's livingroom to work up arrangements of classic blues and original songs for two slide guitars and voices. Soon, joined by a rotating cast of percussionists, drummers, and bassists, the band was playing in rib joints, nightclubs, and festivals around Atlanta and neighboring cities. Following the March 2002 release of their debut CD, imaginatively entitled "Delta Moon," the band started ranging farther from home, taking their energetic stage show across the US, Canada and Europe. As one audience member said, "Thanks for inviting us to your party!"

"Live" was recorded February 21, 2003, before a live audience in The Cave, Tree Sound Studios, Duluth, Georgia.

Delta Moon's line-up at the time of this recording was Tom Gray on vocals, lap steel guitar, and keyboards, Mark Johnson on bottleneck guitar, Gina Leigh on vocals and hand percussion, Johnny McKnight on drums, and Jon Schwenke on bass.

"One of the best albums of the year."
- King Biscuit Time

"Their exposive mix of Delta blues, R&B, boogie-woogie, gospel, and blues-rock is innovative and daring. But most striking is the way their slide guitars interlock in each song, resulting in a swampy, loose-limbed sound that buzzes with passion."
- Blues Revue

"Listening to Delta Moon on CD is never going to come close to their wonderful live performances, but this CD comes pretty close. If you thought blues was about motionless musicians with anguished expressions belting out tired old 12 bars, shuffles, or play-by-numbers blues rock, then think again. This is a collection of well arranged rootsy songs played by a band whose clear enjoyment in playing is infectious."
- Blues Matters! (UK)

"The far-reaching influences, the personal experiences, and the unflinching willingness - not to mention uncanny ability - to completely stretch the blues, make Delta Moon's records at once exciting and sincere."
- Hittin' the Note

"A forehead-slappingly fantastic combo that wipes the floor with most of the competition."
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"The name says it all: gutbucket Delta-style blues featuring a classy female singer and a pair of funky, slunky slide guitarists who play as one voice."
- The Charlotte Observer

"Two slide guitars speak in tongues and a young woman dances a siren dance."
- Creative Loafing Atlanta

"Delta Moon has tapped into a vein of music that is as old as the hills and as vital as a river."
- Playgrounds Magazine, Columbus, GA

"Delta Moon strikes gold with raw intensity."
- Southeast Performer

"A perfect example of contemporary Southen roots music at its most affecting."
- All Music Guide


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Great CD
Heard Delta Moon live in NC a few years ago and bought this CD on the spot. Lost that CD a year or so ago, missed it, and just picked up a replacement. If you like delta-bluesy music, you won't be disappointed.

Rod D.

This band is better live, than live on CD!
I caught Delta Moon when they played the Decatur (GA) Arts Festival. I made a point of going to the Festival to see the band. They were incredible. I wandered a bit with my wife to take in the art but the music pulled me back in front of the stage. If given the opportunity, don't miss this band!

Mike Crowther

Great band - catch them live if you can, try this album if you cant!!
My daughter took me and my wife to Blind Willie's in Atlanta to see Delta Moon, promising us that we would like them. Boy was she ever right, they were awesome - and this album captures all the fun and excitement of their set. This band sounds so good and besides very pleasing renditions of some of the old blues standards, their own material is great too.
Try the album, try them live - you won't be disappointed.


this cd is awesome
you should buy this, it is awesome!

Laura T Lynch of

This Atlanta-based band combines the delta blues with roots rock, country and funky slide guitars. Gina Leigh is the soulful lead vocalist whose full-bodied alto has on occasion been compared to Bonnie Raitt's. Gina sings with power, passion and versatility. Dueling guitar leads, big bottom bass and precise percussion make Delta Moon a force to be reckoned with. Delta Moon Live was recorded at The Cave located in Duluth, Georgia on February 21, 2003. This eleven-track collection captures the ambiance and synergy that this dynamic band has. Every track, either an original or a new arrangement of an old blues classic, is masterful. 'Raeline' is a hybrid of styles with saucy guitar licks, male and female harmonizing vocals and a punchy beat. 'Tilt-A-Whirl' spins expressive vocals with a cool beat and soulful instrumentation. 'Mean Town Blues', a Johnny Winter cover that clocks in over ten-minutes, gives the band ample time to jam and real put their heart and soul into the tune, which is exactly what they do. It is a climatic close for a great CD. Delta Moon Live stirs up a potent brew of the blues, spiked with rock, country and a dash of funk.


Delta Moon have with this CD shown that instrumental virtuosity can be fun too. The slide of Mark Johnson and the steel guitar of Tom Gray are the obvious highlights but Gina Leigh's vocals, particularly on the 1930's Victoria Spivey number "Any Kind of Man" are stunning - modern yet traditional.
A particular favourite - "Like My Baby Can" - has the two guitarists doing a "Call and Response" that will have you rocking long after the 4:11 of the song has ended.

Chris Marlowe

The CD is great fun and I really am enjjoying it.
The CD really rocks. I was pleasantly surprised and I would love for Delta Moon to come play in my town, Santa Barbara, CA. The Santa Barbara Blues Society has been around for thirty or so years and has excellent blues bands play in a great blues venue. Please check it out and let me know if you'll be touring. Thanks for the great music.