The Delta Saints Setlist
Loons in the Attic
Highlight of their set was when guitarist Steven Schwartz pulled out the alto saxophone for "Light" and singer Ryan Bachman commenting that "It's about to get real dirty."
With over 200 shows a year, you can tell right away that The Delta Saints was no stranger to setting up their gear and stage in an impressive under 10 minutes. The Nashville band previously appeared in Minneapolis with Blackberry Smoke at the Varsity Theater in February 2014, so they're well aware of Minnesota's harsh winters... and was smart enough to book a headlining show in August.
Right away, a fan told me the story of the Delta Saints. Originally the bayou rock band never intended to release a proper album, but after years of touring, their fans demanded they record an album. They said, sure put your money where your mouth is... and their fans were more than happy to fund the Kickstarter for their debut album Death Letter Jubilee.
Of course, the new tour is for their latest album Bones, and as you can see from their setlist, the first part of their set was Bones-heavy. The album just came out earlier in August, so you can tell fans weren't familiar with the newer material. When the title track "Death Letter Jubilee" was performed, that got the biggest feedback from the crowd.
On the second part of their set, singer Ben Ringel finally started introducing some of the newer songs. For "Soft Spoken", Ringel jokingly said it was how his girlfriend's father sounded when he met Ringel.
Ringel also noted that following the love song "My Love", was the anti-love song Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain."
After an extended drum solo and guitar jam, the band ended their set with "Cigarette"... and quickly disappear for a few minutes before coming back for the inevitable encore for "The Devil's Creek."
The Delta Saints' latest Bones is out now.
Remaining tour dates:
8/20 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
8/21 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
8/22 – Akron, OH @ Musica
8/23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
8/25 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
8/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy
8/27 – Washington, DC @ DC9
8/28 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café
9/03 – Nashville, TN @ Live on the Green
The Delta Saints at 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis (17 Aug 2015)