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Shaking up a mixture of roots rock, vintage blues, and swampy Bayou boogie, the Delta Saints are a Nashville-based five-piece whose spicy and eclectic sound has earned them a loyal following at home and abroad. The Delta Saints were formed in 2007 by singer and dobro guitarist Ben Ringel and bassist David Supica, both of whom were students at Belmont University at the time. Looking to have fun and make friends, Ringel and Supica teamed up with guitarist Dylan Fitch, and the core of the Delta Saints was established. With the addition of drummer Ben Azzi and harmonica player Greg Hommert, the Delta Saints began playing Nashville clubs, and in 2009, they released the EP Pray On. 2010 brought another EP, A Bird Called Angola, and the group's touring expanded from North America to Europe, where they soon gained a loyal following. In 2011, a German label released the two EPs as one album, simply titled The Delta Saints. By 2013, the Delta Saints released their first proper album, Death Letter Jubilee, and Steven Henner replaced Hommert on harmonica; several months later, Henner left the group shortly before a summer tour of Europe, and keyboard player Nate Kremer came on board in his place. In 2014, the Delta Saints released an EP, Drink It Slow, that included their cover of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy," a live favorite, and a few months later, they released Live at Exit/In, recorded during a sold-out two-night stand at one of their favorite hometown clubs. In 2015, the group struck a deal with Loud & Proud Records, which issued their album Bones. Vincent Williams became their new drummer the same year, and in 2016 the band repaired to La Jolla, California to work on new material at the home of Fitch's grandmother. Bringing a harder rock sound into their arrangements and working with producer Eddie Spear, the Delta Saints released their third studio album, Monte Vista, in 2017. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi