The Delta Saints (Loud & Proud)
4 stars out of 5
Building on the buzz generated by 2013 debut platter “Death Letter Jubilee,” rollicking Nashville rockers The Delta Saints shine on terrific sophomore slab “Bones.” With their appealing mix of swampy blues and old-school rock, it’s pretty clear that The Delta Saints worship at the altar of bands like The White Stripes, The Black Keys and Led Zeppelin.
Ben Ringel (vocals/dobro), Nate Kremer (keyboards), Dylan Fitch (guitar), David Supica (bass) and Vincent Williams (percussion) confidently stomp their way through the 10-track, 39-minute “Bones.” There’s no filler here, happily, and The Delta Saints shine brightest on standout tracks “Sometimes I Worry,” the title track, “Zydeco,” “Butte La Rose,” “Dust” and “Into the Morning.”
Relentless road dogs, The Delta Saints are in the midst of a massive tour that will find them criss-crossing the United States — including a Sunday, Aug. 23 stop at Pittsburgh’s Club Café — and performing their self-professed “bourbon-fueled, bayou rock” in Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland and Austria between now and Thanksgiving. Keep your eye on this up-and-coming young band. (Jeffrey Sisk)