Band: Delta Smoke
Date: Friday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m.Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com
Tickets: Free


This show brings together the Nappie Award winners for “Best Local Venue” and “Best New Local Band,” as Delta Smoke fills Callaghan’s for an evening of homegrown sounds.

Delta Smoke’s Jake Burford (guitar/vocals) and Kyle Johnson (harmonica/vocals) began their collaboration when Burford invited Johnson to jam onstage at his gig. The resulting musical fire led to the formation of Delta Smoke. This duo has subsequently charmed audiences with double harmonies and an organic, versatile country sound nurtured by Gulf Coast culture.

The “Dark Whiskey Romance” EP is the first offering from Delta Smoke. This release is a five-song collection of fresh, innovative country that finds power in minimalism. Delta Smoke’s combination of folk rock, blues and alt. country takes on the air of a collaboration between Chris Stapleton, John Meyer and Jack Johnson. Filled with rhythmic emotion and honesty, Delta Smoke’s raw approach to music should make for a stellar live show.