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Feb 10

The Delta Twins

Delta Twins Bio
Bob is the grandson of a West Virginia coal miner; Tom is the grandson of an entrepreneur who sold
luggage near Ellis Island to immigrants returning to Europe. Their fathers settled in the Midwest
(Detroit and Chicago respectively) in search of the American Dream. They grew up on the sounds of
the 1960’s and 1970’s in these rich, urban regions  - everything from rock to blues to soul to folk to
jazz to gospel and then some.
Along the way Bob found he had a knack for writing  songs with depth against music that was a
remarkable blend of his influences without copying any one of them in particular. He studied music
theory and taught himself piano, blues harp, guitar, and computer-based music.
Tom discovered that he had a love for all kinds of  string instruments – perhaps due to his grandpa
playing violin for him in the basement (and letting him have his first swig of beer there). Tom moved
from bass to acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, autoharp, and dobro. He also found that he
was a natural at hand percussion, including djembe, congas, bongos, and more.
When the two met one fateful Sunday morning, it was like discovering a twin brother you never knew
existed. They started on a course back in 1998 that has led to one of the more entertaining yet
thought-provoking bands in the area.
Delta Twins is backed by a revolving door of great musical friends nicknamed “The Brotherhood” – the
lineup usually includes a bass player, guest lead guitar, and either and amazing drummer or funky
loops (both pre-recorded and created on-the-fly with the audience).
If you dig the heartland Americana and rock of Tom Petty and Bob Seger, the smart, soulful pop of
John Mayer and Marc Cohn, and old-time blues like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and Howlin’ Wolf…
well, you’re gonna LOVE the Delta Twins!

Delta Twins Bio Bob is the grandson of a West Virginia coal miner; Tom is the grandson of an entrepreneur who sold luggage near Ellis Island to immigrants returning to Europe. Their fathers settled in the Midwest (Detroit and Chicago respectively) in search of the American Dream. They grew up on the sounds of the 1960’s and 1970’s in these rich, urban regions  - everything from rock to blues to soul to folk to jazz to gospel and then some. Along the way Bob found he had a knack for writing  songs with depth against music that was a remarkable blend of his influences without copying any one of them in particular. He studied music theory and taught himself piano, blues harp, guitar, and computer-based music.  Tom discovered that he had a love for all kinds of  string instruments – perhaps due to his grandpa playing violin for him in the basement (and letting him have his first swig of beer there). Tom moved from bass to acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, autoharp, and dobro. He also found that he was a natural at hand percussion, including djembe, congas, bongos, and more. When the two met one fateful Sunday morning, it was like discovering a twin brother you never knew existed. They started on a course back in 1998 that has led to one of the more entertaining yet thought-provoking bands in the area. Delta Twins is backed by a revolving door of great musical friends nicknamed “The Brotherhood” – the lineup usually includes a bass player, guest lead guitar, and either and amazing drummer or funky loops (both pre-recorded and created on-the-fly with the audience). If you dig the heartland Americana and rock of Tom Petty and Bob Seger, the smart, soulful pop of John Mayer and Marc Cohn, and old-time blues like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and Howlin’ Wolf… well, you’re gonna LOVE the Delta Twins!

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