Show Preview: The Dirty Guv’nahs w/ The Delta Saints at The Loft – 11/2
I would assume that anyone that follows the music scene in Macon is familiar with The Delta Saints and The Dirty Guv’nahs. Between Bragg Jam, Bearstock, and their fair share of headlining shows at The Cox Capitol Theatre and The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom, the two bands have collectively built up a fanbase that would make any touring act happy. Both hailing from Tennessee, the two bands have spent the better part of the past few years touring the US and things are starting to pay off. The Delta Saints recently spent a decent amount of time touring throughout Europe, playing to packed crowds at nearly every stop, and have since returned to the States to preview songs from their upcoming record, Death Letter Jubilee, due out in the US on January 15th and in Europe one month later.
Possibly the best thing about these two bands is how well they complement each other, both live and on record. The Saints’ harmonica-drenched rock, fronted by the pleasantly coarse vocals of singer Ben Ringel will hold true to any aficionado of Southern-inspired…anything. Be happy you got paid this week, because this is whiskey drinking music and you know that Halloween wasn’t the celebration you were expecting.
The Dirty Guv’nahs will pick up perfectly from where The Saints leave off on Friday, treating the crowd to tunes from their most recent record, Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies, that came out this past August, as well as favorites from their earlier releases. As M! Music says, “Youth may be in their blood but tradition guides their instincts”. They’ll be fresh off spending a week on the Simple Man Cruise, a rock boat vacation that features the likes of Truth & Salvage Co., Son of a Bad Man, A Thousand Horses and many more, so come wish them a welcome home.
Doors open at 8:00pm at The Loft on Friday, with The Delta Saints starting things off shortly thereafter and The Dirty Guv’nahs closing out the night. If you’re in the area, head to Atlanta and start your weekend off right. Think of it as early Thanksgiving.