“We try and play a wide variety of towns, so we can reach as many people as we can,” says Ted Siegel, one half of the rocking Americana band The Deltaz. “We have a good time playing in Warsaw.”
The Deltaz have stopped in Warsaw before, playing gigs at the Time Out Inn and The Downtown last year. But this 2015 tour is the band’s most extensive yet, hitting 25 states over a three month period, including stops as far out as New York and Florida.
The band is also preparing to release yet another album. While on the road, The Deltaz will release a new single from the album each month. “The Only Way” was released in April.
For those unfamiliar with The Deltaz’ sound, its a healthy blend of blues, rock, country and Americana. The band cites influences ranging from Led Zeppelin to The Black Keys. “It’s a combination of a lot of things,” Siegel says. “When we were kids, we had some really good music teachers who were a lot than us.”
“They were always listening to blues and country and folk music,” continues Siegel. “We started as a blues band, but over time, we really developed this love for country. It’s been a really cool journey getting to discover all this music.”
Ted plays guitar and sings in the band. His brother, John, does the drumming. They’re both music school grades, by the way. The Deltaz are often joined by other accompaniment, such as Eric DeLuca, who is thumping the bass on this tour.
“Me and my brother have been at it for the last couple of years,” Siegel says. “We try to perform as much as we can. We’re playing over 50 shows this summer” At a recent stop in Mississippi, the band sat in with legendary bluesman, Watermelon Slim, and the group took the stage at the iconic Bluebird in Nashville, Tenn., in June.
On July 11, The Deltaz will be in Warsaw, performing at The Downtown. The show starts at 10 p.m. “We’re looking forward to coming and playing the downtown,” Siegel says. “I think it’ll be great.”
They’re also looking forward to hitting up nearby music retailer Sweetwater. “We always like to go to Sweetwater and mess around,” says Siegel. “We always like to pass through there and re-up on supplies.”