The six-piece band Delta Rae hails from Durham, NC. Liz Hopkins and Brittany Holljes front the robust group with sultry harmonies, rounded out by Holljes’s brothers Eric (vocals, piano) and Ian (vocals, guitar) as well as Mike McKee (drums) and Grant Emerson (bass). The band chose their moniker from a mythical story the Holljes siblings’ mother wrote about a Southern girl by the same name who summons the Greek gods to earth. Headlining over one hundred shows each year and performing as a regular on the festival circuit since forming in 2009, Delta Rae gives larger-than-life performances that have earned coveted spots at Bonnaroo, Tortuga Music Festival, Austin City Limits, Hangout Fest, Voodoo Fest, and Lollapalooza. They have received national attention with features on National Public Radio and in the Washington Post and the New York Times, in addition to multiple late-night performances and inclusion in Forbes’s “30 Under 30” list. Now signed to Big Machine Label Group’s imprint, the Valory Music Co., Delta Rae will bring its intriguing sound to country radio with its new single, “A Long and Happy Life.”
If Fleetwood Mac came up in North Carolina, they might resemble Delta Rae.