With the release of their seventh album Black Cat Oil, Delta Moon expands upon the sound that has sold an extraordinary number of records and allowed them to play for multitudes of devoted fans the world over in the past several years. The dual slide guitars of Tom Grey (former member of the Brains whose “Money Changes Everything” was a huge hit for Cyndi Lauper) and Mark Johnson, Delta Moon carry the listener deep into the heart of the American South, where sinuous Mississippi blues meets the gritty backwoods twang of Appalachia and winds around a rock-steady beat like kudzu on a barbwire fence. The self-produced album was recorded at Bakos Amp Works, Atlanta GA recorded and mixed by Jeff Bakos. Black Cat Oil is being released by Red Parlor Records in North America.
Black Cat Oil has a raw, earthy sound owed in part to the vintage gear and recording techniques they used. Delta Moon makes music with a strong mix of personalities and sounds and has a live show second-to-none. It’s gut-bucket Roots Americana deeply steeped in the blues. Initially a chance meeting in an Atlanta, GA music store brought the two founders, Tom Gray and Mark Johnson, together. Tom tried to sell Mark a Dobro out of the back of his van. Tom remembers the girl with Mark whispering, “Let’s get out of here.”