As the sun began to set over Southfield, Michigan, the golden towers of the Town Center formed an impressive skyline against the summer solstice sky. At the very top of the center building, a light was burning inside strong enough to radiate across all of Southeastern Michigan. That beam was produced by The Lighthouse of Oakland County, a group of compassionate people who provide inspiration and support for those in need as they move from crisis to self-sufficiency. From food and homeless shelters to counseling, education, and even job skills, this organization - no, this ORGANISM - radiates light, hope, and healing in our region.
So when Delta Twins was asked to perform music at a fundraiser for The Lighthouse, we embraced the opportunity with our whole hearts. We knew this had to be a top-notch event, so we enlisted the support of a number of our favorite musicians including our regular cohort Yerko Sepulveda on the 5-string bass, the amazing John Finan on lead guitar, and our old friend (who is younger than us) Mark Krumins behind the Roland V-Drums.
While there wasn't much time to practice together (uh... to be truthful, only one practice together with all five guys), the heart and soul was evident in the room...and on tape (uh... to be accurate, multi-track hard disk). And with a minimal amount of editing and clean-up (uh...to be honest, we did replace some icky mistakes and add some stuff that wasn't there that night, but we won't say what), what you hear captures the spirit of the night.
Yeah...our "Blues/Americana/Rock with Soul" echoing across the Southfield Skyline, into hearts, homes, and maybe even changing lives. That's the true "delta" - the difference, the change, the movement that takes place inside and can't help but affect others for the better. Because in the end, that's what it's all about - spreading love to make this world a better place, bringing peace to those who need it most, sowing hope that rises in the soul and straightens the shoulders and lifts the eyes up to... the skyline.
God bless us all so we can bless one another. - Delta Twins (6/21/2011)