Delta Rae

Delta Rae

 Durham, North Carolina, USA

Delta Rae is Mumford & Sons meets Fleetwood Mac -- a full-throated Alt-Pop band with four lead singers -- delivering crushing harmonies and one of the most electrifying live experiences on the club circuit. Signed by Seymour Stein to Sire, Delta Rae's first LP will be released later this spring.


“It’s hard to deny when the real thing shows up. And they’re the real thing… I promise you you’re gonna be like ‘hey I was on a boat with them’ when you’re watching them on TV...They’re fantastic.” -Edwin McCain (Cayamo Cruise 2010)

“Wow. I think we should be opening for them. That was really really really impressive." -Isaac Hanson of Hanson (Livestream from The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC)

"Honored by [Delta Rae's] beautiful version." Alanis Morissette, writing on Facebook and twitter, after discovering that Delta Rae covered a version of her song “Your House.”

DELTA RAE is a force of nature -- Like a fire that can either warm your soul or burn the house down, they often do both. From a quiet house in the woods of North Carolina you can hear their voices ringing out, capturing the hope, optimism and unbridled energy of their generation.

Comprised of siblings Ian, Eric, and Brittany Hölljes, along with childhood friend Liz Hopkins, and rhythm section Grant Emerson and Mike McKee, DELTA RAE has opened for Hanson, Carbon Leaf, Rooney, and Edwin McCain, among others, and were recently signed by Seymour Stein to Sire Records. Delta Rae plans to release their first full-length LP in late Spring 2012.


Morning Comes

Written By: Ian and Eric Holljes

I found a good woman
I found a job that pays
Tide comes in I watch it all wash away

But I’m keeping it steady
That’s just how I was raised
Head held up walking tall into each breaking wave

‘Cause the devil’s in the details
And he’s taking his toll
Sending good men down the foot trails
Of some lost lonely souls

And I say oh, oh, rain don’t change the sun
Jealous is the night when the morning comes
But it always comes

So I’m working the graveyard
I don’t sleep ‘til it’s light
Ain’t calling in favors
I can’t swallow my pride

And the bank’s on a mission
They want to read me my rights
But they ever show up around here
They’re gonna be in for a fight

‘Cause the devil’s in my hometown
And I ain’t telling him no
‘Cause it’s my family. It’s my love now
That I’m scared to let go

And I say oh, oh, rain don’t change the sun
Jealous is the night when the morning comes
But it always comes

Followed the track of my needle
Tried to be good to my people
So why’s there no peace
No break, no relief?

Can I be blamed if I’m angry?
Can I be saved if I’m barely clinging to hope?
I’m clinging to hope

When I say oh, oh, rain don’t change the sun
Jealous is the night when the morning comes
But it always comes

It always rains down on us
And like an old dog lying by a new grave stone
It’s still our home

So if you ever feel like you are alone
After the night the morning comes


Delta Rae - EP

Delta Rae - Live At Lincoln Theatre

"Bottom of the River" (single) - Currently in rotation at KCRW (Los Angeles) and previously played at 98.7 (Los Angeles)

Set List

1. Morning Comes
2. Holding on to Good
3. Surrounded
4. Forgive the Children We Once Were
5. Ooh Caroline
6. If I Loved You
7. Hey Hey Hey
8. Bottom of the River
9. Country House
10. Dance in the Graveyards
11. Is There Anyone Out There?
12. Rain Down on Me
13. Unlike Any Other
14. Fire
15. Darlin' If