DELTA 88
"An excellent, soulfully refined trio, who paint a different picture of roots music by mining the soul of classic folk and country," says the Cincinnati City Beat of Delta 88. The Ann Arbor Observer describes frontman Danny Kline's songwriting as "spare, haunting marvels that are given flight by some terrific, understated, yet thoroughly original music." "Their live performances," raves the Wood County (Ohio) Sentinel Tribune, "always prove to be the perfect combination of raw emotion, polished arrangements, and music that has honesty and integrity."

Delta 88's fresh approach to Americana began to take shape when Danny Kline, guitarist Alex Anest, and bassist John Sperendi formed the group in 1998. The band's 2000 release, Delta 88, gained instant international acclaim, appearing on playlists across America, as well as Europe, and Australia. "There's a lot of promise in this album," Folk Roots writes. "It's a strong debut." Spanish magazine Jambalaya praises the record's "relaxed atmosphere and delicate textures, almost unknown in the world of American roots music." Massimo Ferro of Italy's Radio Voce Spazio notes the recording's "high grade of maturity and personality."

From its Ann Arbor home base, Delta 88 has built a following on a circuit that spans the Midwest, and stretches as far as New York and Tennessee. Nashville's The Bluebird has welcomed Delta 88, as well as North by Northeast in Toronto, Vic's Music Corner in Rockville, MD, Dayton Ohios Canal Street Tavern, Schubas in Chicago, Newport Kentuckys Southgate House, and The Ark in Ann Arbor. Across the nation, fans enjoy their music. They listen to their songs on the mp3 players, at parties, while playing online bingo or driving in their cars. They attend Delta 88's live concerts in masses, to hear their favorite songs performed. Delta 88 have a loyal and ever growing fan base.

Danny's songs spring from years spent on the American road, sometimes on motorcycle, sometimes as a hitch-hiker. Along the way, he's held jobs as a carpenter, butcher, mechanic, photographer, and teacher.

Delta 88 is currently in the studio, recording their second album.
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