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Delta Maid - Of My Own


Liverpudlian singer songwriter Delta Maid has gathered her influences from across the Atlantic Ocean. The songstress has tapped straight into the rich musical tapestry of the Mississippi river, Nashville and the Chicago blues scene citing Son House, Skip James, Bessie Smith and Robert Johnson as influences.

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Delta Maid, Broken Branches EP Review


Can a biologist breathe new life into the Blues? Can a singer from the Deep South do justice to a Country & Blue Grass tinged song book, when the deep south she hails from is, geographically at least, south of Liverpool, in Wavertree? Does the continental divide of an ostensibly Nth American music distil its very essence and thus compromise its credibility?

Where we may do Punk very well we didn't do Grunge at all well. We can wipe the floor with Dance Music but can't really enter the big top of Hip-Hop greats. We give Folk a very English perspective and may colour it with a Country influence but when we go all out to emulate and imitate the results are at best, mixed.

Delta Maid grew up listening to her Fathers classic record collection, strewn as it was with earthy Blues and impassioned rhetoric. Having been won over by the heartfelt and evocative pieces her genre of choice was inextricably imbedded. On Broken Branches, her new 5 track EP release, she endeavours to walk the fine line between the clichéd road of near mimicry, and that of the pursuit of a fresh interpretation through resolute conviction and desire. The intentions are good but the jury is still out, her soul maybe in Louisiana but her message still comes from Merseyside.

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