Delta Devils
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Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


"Utah Blues News"

"Mr. Snakey Jake is one bad mutha on the harmonica." - Brad Wheeler


"KUNM Blues Show"

"[The Delta Devils] really know how to put on a show -- and they have lots of fun doing it."

April 6, 2005 - Putnay Thomas


Discography

Poolside
Featuring the dance single "Pickemup Truck"
Snake Tone DD001

Photos

Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Gaining regional blues recognition for New Mexico, one of the poorest states in the US, The Delta Devils broke open the New Mexico blues scene in 2003 by delivering an authentic blues sound with a swinging style rarely seen from today's blues bands.

When harmonica slinger "Snakey" Jake stepped in as bandleader, and guitarist "Sleepy Boy" Tony Brown brought his big tone and well placed stingers from the guitar, it was obvious that Albuquerque's blues scene was in for one wild ride. Known for taking chances and never content to play it by the book, the Delta Devils began to build a reperetoire based on rediscovered gems from ragtime, swing, and jump blues.

Before long, the Devils were making a name for themselves working the clubs up and down Route 66, and soon found themselves playing the hottest venues, including Sonny's, the Albuquerque Hilton, and Club Rhythm and Blues. With a distinctive sound all their own, the Delta Devils were suddenly the coolest band on the local scene.

Today, the Delta Devils have broken into the exclusive Santa Fe club circuit, playing blues clubs like Willee's and Evangelos. They've built on their blues success by developing a separate rhythm section specifically for their jazz sounds. A recent regional tour through the high mountain towns of Utah found the Devils jamming a surprise set with Lou "Diamond" Phillips at Brewskis Tavern. "I never thought I'd get a chance to jam with Ritchie Valens," quipped guitarist Tony Brown after the gig.

Bringing together their infectious originals with the lowdown sounds of the forgotten masters, The Delta Devils are unafraid to take a few detours as they travel along the highways and byways of the blues.