Delta Rae: THE LIGHT & DARK TOUR
with Carrie Welling and Wyn Starks
at Thunderbird Music Hall
Friday, November 19, 2021
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
18+ or accompanied by legal guardian
Spark and Shadows VIP Experience:
-Commemorative VIP laminate
-Exclusive signed 8×10 photo
-10% off at merch table on show day
-Exclusive, reusable, tour tote
-One individual meet and greet with Delta Rae
-One individual photo opportunity with Delta Rae
-2 songs performed and questions answered
-Early entry and priority check in
-Dedicated on-site VIP host
*VIP Upgrades do NOT include a ticket to the show, you must also purchase your general admission ticket along with your VIP Upgrade.
Earthy, familial alt-pop outfit Delta Rae skillfully juggle gospel-tinged country-rock, sensual blue-eyed soul, and harmony-laden Americana, resulting in an infectious, radio-ready sound that falls somewhere between Nickel Creek and Adele. Formed in 2009 as a four-piece around the talents of siblings Ian, Eric, and Brittany Hölljes, along with Elizabeth Hopkins, the North Carolina-based band expanded to a sextet the following year with the additions of Mike McKeeand Grant Emerson.
Carrie Welling’s bold, sultry voice, reminiscent of Sheryl Crow’s grit, Natalie Maines’ twang, and Stevie Nicks’ heart, is upstaged only by the genuine love and connection this natural performer has with her fans both on and off stage. But embracing confidence has not always been easy for this singer-songwriter, who speaks candidly about her battle to be good to herself, and to quiet the inner voice nagging her to be “perfect”. Through the process of creating her latest work, a collection of songs that encapsulate Carrie’s determination to embrace self-love, self-care, and leave the past behind, she’s found a place of peace and healing, recognizing that authenticity and vulnerability is the glue that binds us all.
A modern-day pop-soul pioneer, Wyn Starks builds a bridge between the old-school music that filled his childhood — from the soulful sweep of Motown classics to the bright sparkle of ’80s hitmakers like Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson — and the grooves, hooks, and genre-bending bounce of contemporary radio. It’s a sound that celebrates not only the multi-octave range of his elastic vocals, but also the power of his songwriting. From the retro ballad “Circles” to the dancefloor-worthy banger “Split in Two,” Wyn has cemented his reputation as a progressive artist who hasn’t forgotten his roots.