Dehlia Low – Ravens & Crows

Rebel Records has announced August 2 as the release of their first project with Dehlia Low, Ravens & Crows.

Dehlia Low is yet another eclectic acoustic group to emerge from the rich cultural scene in western North Carolina. Like so many young string bands coming up in today’s market, they use the instrumentation of a typical bluegrass ensemble as their vehicle for a sound that encompasses traditional bluegrass more than embodies it.

The five piece outfit features Anya Hinkle on fiddle, Stacy Claude on guitar, Greg Stiglets on bass, Aaron Ballance on resonator guitar and Bryan Clendenin. Hinkle, Claude and Stiglets all take turns carrying lead vocals, each with a distinctive style. It was once widely believed that only a single lead singer could give an act the sort of unmistakable identity required for success, something than a number of newer artists seek to turn on its head.

The band describes their style as one that “pushes bluegrass squarely into the Americana genre.” Where words often fail, music explains all. Have a look/listen to this video shot last Spring at The Down Home in Johnson City, TN.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.