What people are saying....
"To my ear, the mix of Earl Scruggs banjo licks with Texas-style guitar is irresistible. It invariably makes me smile. Delta Reign’s music falls neatly into the bluegrass and Americana genres, and should find an eager audience among those who listen."
John Lawless ~ Bluegrass Today
"At Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, we book a lot of acts from many genre’s. Delta Reign performs their new songs and make them feel like they've always been around and then they perform an old song and make it feel new. They left our attendees wanting more..."
Larry Gorley, promotor ~ Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
After performing for a packed Saenger Theatre for USM “Roots Reunion” live radio show in Hattiesburg, MS...
"Delta Reign was a smashing hit with the Roots Reunion audience. The “delta style” bluegrass was a refreshing change to an audience quite accustomed to hearing bluegrass. When asked on a questionnaire what they liked best about the show a significant portion of the audience said “Delta Reign.” We are always happy when our newcomers get such a wonderful welcome to our lineup and look forward to the time when we can book Delta Reign again!..."
Dr. Curtis Austin, Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage U.S.M
“Delta Reign blended bluegrass with smooth swing and a jam band vibe that was completely at home on the Thacker Mountain stage. Our audience has become spoiled by the wealth of talent that comes through Oxford, and yet, Delta Reign had them applauding individual solos. Delta Reign combines fine picking chops with vocal harmonies that are as sweet and true as a shot of moonshine down on the levee...”
Jim Dees, host, Thacker Mountain Radio, Oxford, MS
“Delta Reign performed at our White Sands Music Festival. They did an outstanding job for us. They are all established musicians and they blend their music together beautifully. I had a lot of good comments from the fans about them.... I highly recommend Delta Reign for any festival or concert, you won't be disappointed...”
Harry Felder, promoter ~ White Sands Music Festival Chumuckla,
"Benita Murphy and her band Delta Reign bring a fresh perspective rarely accomplished in bluegrass..."
"The SEBA Breakdown" ~ sebabluegrass.org ~ June 2011
"I just love this group Delta Reign. They are very exciting and I was captured when I first heard them. They bring a great sound to add to the library of good Bluegrass music.. and there is always room on my playlists for Delta Reign."
Grace Muldoon ~ WorldWideBluegrass.com Radio
"This new band really excels... Delta Reign adds that swing feeling that sets them apart from the herd..."
Don Kissil ~ Bluegrass Music Profiles ~ May/June 2011
"If you’d like to hear some fresh and lively fiddle and banjo turns on “Farewell Blues” or “Beaumont Rag,” you’ve come to the right place. And...if you want to hear a talented new band introduce you to some new voices, both singing and writing (with special kudos to the pretty ballad “Thankful”), Home can also be a place for your ears to take a rest."
Bluegrass Unlimited magazine “Home”, CD Review ~ June 2011