We love it when artists stop by and perform songs about Idaho. The latest self-titled album from Delta Spirit is actually their third release. They didn’t have a lead guitar player for their previous album. Signed by Rounder Records, we had 2 of the 3 main members stop by for an in-studio performance. I noticed their tour bus parked at Tokyo Massage next door when I drove in, they went a little further east of our parking lot than we had suggested!
People seemed to enjoy the first batch of Moxie Java guitar picks I’d made from their gift cards. Recycling is fun, especially when it makes people smile.
Delta Spirit is a band they say you must see live, to get what their energy is all about. They joked about how sometimes audience members don’t seem present. When they see people in the front row looking down at their phones, perhaps Tweeting about the show they are actually at, the band finds it quite distracting. Sometimes people using flash to take photos when they are singing is enough distraction, someone in the band will actually take their phone away! (I found it ironic that while this story is told, their sound tech guy somehow snuck into my recording room during the live interview. This was quite distracting, as they told their story about distractions. It kept me from my best focus, my drink, my lunch, and most of all…my special Moxie Java cookie! SO distracting…) Delta Spirit handles the camera distraction by taking backstage photos of themselves, before returning the phones to their owners after the shows.
We had a nice visit with the band, and a relative from Dripping Springs, Texas, left them the nicest note on the RiverBoise Facebok page. "Show'm how it's done y'all ! Luv u both...xomom"