Delta Reign CD Calm Before The Storm

Mountain Fever Records Releases “Columbus Stockade Blues”  From Upcoming Delta Reign CD
Calm Before The Storm Due For Release October 9th
September 6, 2012, (Willis, VA) —Mountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of “Columbus Stockade Blues”, the first single from newly signed artist Delta Reign, available today. Calm Before The Storm, the band’s debut CD on Mountain Fever Records will be released October 9th. 
Formed in the fall of 2004 by husband and wife team Pat and Benita Murphy, Alabama-based Delta Reign
considers themselves just a bit different from the norm. “Delta Reign
brings together the musical influences of each of our members;
bluegrass, western swing, blues and jazz,” states Benita. “We like to
call it Delta Bluegrass.” And with her solid rhythm and moving
swing chords on guitar, Benita certainly adds the swing and jazz element
to the band while also taking on most of the lead singing with a very
earthy, deep-rooted vocal style. Pat Murphy brings the bluegrass
influence with his driving banjo and his creative ideas with the
arrangements help give the band its unique sound. Singing together over
the years with Benita has afforded the life-partners a very tight vocal
blend. Rounding out Delta Reign are Harrison, Arkansas native George Mason on fiddle and Joshua Faul
from Gulfport, Mississippi on bass. Mason grew up on bluegrass but
spent the better part of his career working with major touring acts and
also served as the musical director for The Osmonds for six years. While
a newcomer to bluegrass music, Faul brings solid bass knowledge to the
band as well as the Mississippi blues element. 
Delta
Reign first caught the attention of Mountain Fever Records executive
Mark Hodges at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2011
conference in Nashville. “I felt the sound Delta Reign had was just so
different from what I was hearing elsewhere,” states Hodges. “They have
this unique way of blending western swing with bluegrass that just
floored me and so we began talking about the future of the band and what
they were hoping to accomplish.” Those conversations led to Hodges
signing Delta Reign to the Mountain Fever Records label and putting them
into the studio almost immediately. The end result is a finely crafted
project titled Calm Before The Storm, that will offer
listeners a virtual ride through the musical countryside of
Alabama’s Mobile River delta region of the gulf coast.
The first single, “Columbus Stockade Blues”
is a fine example of what music enthusiasts have to look forward to
with the band’s upcoming CD. Dating back to 1927, “Columbus Stockade
Blues” was perhaps made most famous by Jimmie Davis’ recording in 1943
but has since been covered by everyone from Willie Nelson to Doc Watson.
Delta Reign certainly makes their mark with the recording, giving it
that Delta Bluegrass style they’ve claimed as their own. 
“Columbus Stockade Blues”
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The
first single from the project, “Columbus Stockade Blues” has been
shipped to radio and is also available to radio programmers via digital
download through AirplayDirect. The upcoming CD, Calm Before The Storm, will be released on October 9th. For more information on Delta Reign, please visit www.DeltaReign.com or  www.MountainFever.com.

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