The Delta Spirit: Ode To Sunshine


Delta Spirits debut album dropped August 26, 2008 on Rounder Records. The Delta Spirit is a 5 piece indie rock group from Southern California, whose sound is very reminiscent of the 1960’s. They are being compared to the likes of Violent Femmes and the Waterboys. They have also opened for the likes of Clay Your Hands Say Yeah, Cold War Kids, and Dr. Dog among receiving invites to some of the biggest American festivals such as Austin City Limits.

For your listening pleasure we have a few tracks off Ode To Sunshine for you to listen to after the jump..

The Delta Spirit consists of Jonathan Jameson on bass, Brandon Young on drums and percussion, Matthew Vasquez on guitar, sings and plays piano, Sean Walker plays guitar, Kelly Winrich plays piano, hits a drum, sings, hits a trashcan, plays guitar and a high strung guitar. These guys seem to have a great sense of humor too. I was reading an interview with Jonathan Jameson and the interviewer asked him…

“Where in California did the band come together? How did you meet?

We are all from Southern California. Brandon met Matt while he was singing and playing guitar by the train tracks in San Diego. The rest is boring.”

I think that could very well be the most honest and humorous answer. Been around the block a few times interview musicians myself. This one is good.

This entire album was self produced by the band in a cabin in Julian, California. Julian is a really beautiful place, but still recovering from the fires last year, just FYI.

Here are a couple track from Ode To Sunshine:

If you like what you hear Delta Spirit is currently on tour:

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Delta Spirit with Dr. Dog

Sep 8, 2008 Bottletree – Birmingham, Alabama

Sep 9, 2008 Thirsty Hippo – Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Sep 11, 2008 Walter’s on Washington – Houston, Texas

Sep 12, 2008 Lola’s Saloon – Ft. Worth, Texas

Sep 13, 2008 The Parish – Austin, Texas

Sep 16, 2008 Club Congress – Tucson, Arizona

Sep 17, 2008 The Casbah – San Diego, California

Sep 19, 2008 The Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa, California

Sep 20, 2008 Cellar Door – Visalia, California

Sep 23, 2008 Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, Oregon

Sep 24, 2008 Tractor Tavern – Seattle, Washington

Sep 26, 2008 Austin City Limits – Austin TX

Sep 27, 2008 Hi–Dive – Denver, Colorado

Sep 29, 2008 The Waiting Room – Omaha, Nebraska

Sep 30, 2008 The Record Bar – Kansas City, Missouri

Oct 1, 2008 High Noon Saloon – Madison, Wisconsin

Oct 2, 2008 Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Oct 8, 2008 Revolution Hall – Troy, NY

Oct 9, 2008 Iron Horse – Northampton, MA

Oct 10, 2008 Middle East (downstairs) – Cambridge, Massachusetts

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  1. Andy Keil says:

    These guys rock. I saw them last year when they opened for Matt Costa and they blew me away. Great live show.

  2. Drew says:

    Check out my interview with Delta Spirit at Let me know if you want to link up.

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