Now that’s what I call good news!
Portland band, the Delines, have a new album out, The Sea Drift and will soon be touring Europe soon. Led by songwriter/novelist Willy Vlautin, they feature the sublime voice of Amy Boone and are a quite magnificent live band. These days, Willy (who used to be in Richmond Fontaine) is as successful as a writer as he is as a songsmith
Nothing boombastic here. Just like Willy’s novels their songs are small, wistful portraits of everyday American life on the other side of the tracks. They call themselves a “retro country” band but the stories they tell are anything but nostalgic. Like Nomadland, this is an America we perhaps don’t see hear so much about.
Go on! Treat yourself!
Do any of you have a favourite Delines song?