Delta Deep, the critically acclaimed blues-based band featuring Phil Collen (lead guitarist of Def Leppard) and Robert DeLeo (bassist for Stone Temple Pilots), in addition to Debbi Blackwell-Cook (back-up vocalist for such artists as Michael Buble & Gregory Hines) and Forrest Robinson (drummer for India.Arie, Joe Sample & The Crusaders, TLC), are set to continue their 2016 Sugar Shack Tour with a run up the East Coast this Spring. Beginning on March 28th in Washington, DC the quartet will hit Philly, Asbury Park, Northampton, MA before heading into NYC, Boston and finishing up with a spot at Daryl’s House, the venue owned by Hall & Oates’ Darryl Hall. The east coast leg of the Sugar Shack tour ends on April 8th in Bay Shore, NY with more dates to be announced shortly.

Delta Deep will be touring in support of their soon to be released live album, featuring songs recorded during the inaugural January Sugar Shack west coast run. The January run featured sold-out shows with fans and critics’ alike raving about the bands live show. Elmore Magazine declared, “Delta Deep is a rocking force due to bring down any house– historical or modern.” While San Francisco’s BAM Magazine said, “the live experience for Delta Deep is one not to be missed…Debbi Blackwell-Cook is mesmerizing!”

Collen initially started Delta Deep in 2012 after jamming over the course of a year with friend and relative, Debbi Blackwell-Cook. What started as a casual pairing singing Motown and classic blues staples quickly became a quartet who share a love for soul, funk and the blues when they added STP’s DeLeo and drummer Forrest Robinson.

AXS Entertainment proclaims, “The goal of (Delta Deep) is to create music that revives an appreciation for blues music. Mission accomplished.” Glide Magazine says, “Collen has used the blues as a base, a foundation, on which to build his songs up from, adding in textures of R&B, soul and down & dirty rock & roll.” LA Music Blog declares “(Delta Deep’s) style of rock and blues is unique and consistently entertaining,”

Click here to sample Bang The Lid.

Delta Deep’s East Coast Sugar Shack Tour itinerary:

March 28 Howard Theatre Washington, DC
March 29 Ortlieb’s Lounge Philadelphia, PA
March 30 Wonder Bar Asbury Park, NJ
March 31 Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA

April 3 BB Kings New York, NY
April 5 Cavern Club at Hard Rock Café Boston, MA
April 6 Daryl’s House Pawling, NY
April 8 YMCA Boulton Center Bay Shore, NY

Track Listing for Live Album:

Black Dog
Bang The Lid
Miss Me
Treat Her Like Candy
Black Coffee
Burnt Sally/Rock Me
Shuffle Sweet
Private Number
Take Me Home For Xmas
Down in the Delta

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  • Tiny Music on

    Ridiculously talented band right here folks.
    We all know that Collen and DeLeo are major players but the real find here is Debbi Blackwell Cook .
    She sings her balls off.

  • T on

    Never really thought of phil Collen as a blues guy, but I am interested to hear what this sounds like.

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