Delta Spirit @ the Loft

I was back to the familiar confines of the Loft in Dallas to catch California's Delta Spirit on tour in support of their latest effort, History From Below.  After missing them countless times in Oklahoma and Texas, I finally caught their act at Union Hall in Brooklyn earlier this year before I departed New York; and yes, they were great then.  While only playing a handful of shows on the East Coast during that short tour, I knew it was only time before they announced a full-fledged nationwide tour.  So once I saw their date for Dallas, I was already there.

The nearly full Loft was treated to a great opener in David Vandervelde, whose blend of indie rock was a great introduction to Delta Spirit's set.  After the Brooklyn show, I had some pretty high expectations from the West Coast band; they did not disappoint.  Opening with "People Turn Around" quickly followed by "Bushwick Blues", the band did not hesitate in setting the mood and captured the crowd's attention right away.  Most of the band's set had a great tempo and provided the soundtrack to constant head bobbing and singalongs throughout.  The band had planned an encore following "People C'mon" but skipped the break and continued with two more songs before ending the night.  This show was better than the Union Pool date, in my own personal opinion, and made me that much more of a fan of their live shows.  Set list was as such:

People Turn Around
Bushwick Blues
Strange Vine
St. James Infirmary
White Table
Ransom Man
St. Francis
People C'mon
Crippler King

Pictures and videos of the show are below:

Delta Spirit @ the Loft Delta Spirit @ the Loft Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on August 02, 2010 Rating: 5
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