2021
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What a treat and a  lovely surprise to get some handclaps from Miss Chatelaine herself!  Responding to my lockdown video for 
You're So Common

Thank you KD! 

Excited and Delighted to be Invited! 6th March 2021

 We'll be live streaming on Saturday!  Here's more from Karen and the Sorrows:

"This QCQ is gonna be such

a special one! The amazing

DeLila Black is joining us

all the way from London!!!

Plus we have one of my

favorite Queer Country

Quarterly regulars,

Franky and the Momos .

And I even wrote a new

song to sing you.

 

Come be our queer country

date on Saturday, March 6th!

We’ll be here on the Karen & the Sorrows facebook livestream and on the youtube livestream so you can watch wherever you like to watch. (Links coming soon)

The show is free but please contribute if you can! Venmo @karenandthesorrows and all your tips will go straight to the Franky and DeLila.

And if you’re in Brooklyn, you can still order delivery from Branded! Or order cute Branded merch from wherever you are! Check out www.brandedsaloon.com to support our favorite bar.   Thanks!"

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COWBOY HATS, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND A SPOT OF TEA: UK QUEER COUNTRY

By James Barker, Staff Writer

DeLila Black is one of the most exciting artists in country music right now. On her website.  Black describes her sound: ‘Imagine k.d. lang, Grace Jones and Jack White at church, then imagine them at Fight Club.’ Black pushes the borders of genre, which can just box people in, but her (alt) Americana sound – what she calls “Electro-mountain” music – deserves to be right at the heart of country. Black is also a member of the Americana Music Association UK. Merging emotional intimacy with political fervour, Black’s work brings together music with visuals to push us to confront the world’s injustices and fight for

a truly anti-racist and queer-embracing future.

-COUNTRY QUEER

Americana Music Association UK FEST2021

Hey Peeps!  Broadcasted my set for AMAUK Festival. Due to Covid Tier 4- Ben Paley wasn't able to travel to do the set but the show must go on- and on it went with me and AG on acoustic guitar.  What a great 3 days of incredible muscianship, beautiful songs, and culture!

Find our more about the Americana Music Association here
 

AMERICANAFEST UK 2021
Hey everyone!

I've been inivited to do a 15 min showcase spot! I'm excited! Thank you

Americana Music Association UK 

"..we are very pleased to be sending you an Invitation to showcase at the Grassroots Hour at AmericanaFest UK 2021." -AMAUK

And I'm very pleased to accept!

I'll be joined by my special guest Ben Paley, along with fellow musicians

Acciarino Gennaro  and Graeme Ross.  This will be an acoustic set. We're going traditional this time.  It's a 3 day festival, packed with great music and wonderful acts.  Click flyer for more!

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DeLila Black

Why she’s on your radar: When you catch a glimpse of a music video that features band members on electronic drums, guitar and bullwhip, it’s natural to be intrigued. The vid in question accompanies a demo of “You’re So Common (Demon Fighting),” a piece that bends country roots in a New Wave direction as the singer advocates for freedom from oppression with hardcore punk intensity. The song also earned effusive praise from Tony Visconti, a producer best known for his work with David Bowie and T. Rex.

Why she will keep your attention:

 Black — who was born in Haiti, lived in New York for a time and now resides in London — is a vibrant exponent of the Black queer punk movement. She’s also an accomplished performance artist who brings a visceral aggression to the sound she’s calling “Electro-Mountain, Country-Noire, Punk-Country, Afro-Billy, Roots-Rodeo-Rocknroll.”

DeLila Black is making music we should all be hearing: compositions that condemn authoritarian impulses and roar out with a bluesy twang against racist violence.

 

While DeLila’s songs have been described as fitting into wildly disparate genres, from country and Americana to punk and alternative rock, her work ultimately defies classification. She takes inspiration from the DIY ethos of punk and instills it with the sense of shared responsibility and community resilience that accompanies folk music across the globe

 -Audrey J. Golden 

November 3, 2020

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The Isolation Collection’s AMERIKA

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We are happy to announce the launch of

The Isolation Collection’s AMERIKA - Room ONE

We would like to thank and congratulate the following artists:

Jamika Ajalon - Andi Arnovitz. - DeLila Black ...

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A little more traditional this time with a bluegrass waltz. A fundrasier for Grassroots Law Project.
I am absolutely thrilled to have Ben Paley as a guest musician, playing fiddle on this track. What an honour to have had the exquisite sounds from two generations of Paleys on my music. 
Have a preview listen here
"ROUTINE"
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WATCH THIS SPACE FOR
A new radio show on Apple Music.
Color Me Country  brings to the forefront the Black, Indigenous, and Latinx histories of country music that for too long have lived outside the spotlight and off mainstream airwave.  Rissi Palmer  invites me for a chat! 
Date to be announced.

OCTOBER 2020LOUDWOMEN

The Dorising podcast episode 5 with Charley Stone, Delila Black and Stephanie Phillips of Big Joanie. That was a fun evening with a glass of wine and a handful of Dorises. 

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It's been busy!

Interviews, podcasts, recording, mixing and video editing.

Coming interviews with

Audrey J. Golden - Louder Than War

Francesca Royster - Black Edens, with University of Texas Press


NEW SONG! VIDEO FUNDRAISER FOR GRASSROOTS LAW PROJECT

DECOLONISE FEST2020  ONLINE - SEPTEMBER 1-6
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 We're on the  bill          Thurs 3rd Sept The festival features some cool event panels and workshops as well as featuring punx of colour.  Running from Sept 1-6. Get FREE tickets here. Donations encouraged. 
by Alan Richard.  Soul Country Magazine

DeLila Black's Country-Punk Vision

"In a little club in London, DeLila Black marches on stage in a dark, honky-tonk western shirt, slacks with an oversized belt-buckle, and dreadlocks. She brandishes a whip and flogs the floor as her two bandmates unleash a soulful, pop-punk, guitar-driven, garage-rockabilly musical assault."

LONDON  FOLK

MAGAZINE

 What the folk

is going on in London? Trad2Mad contest winners.

Aug-Sept issue of

London Folk Magazine, it's DeLila Black! Get your copy here only £2 

Sponsored by

Islington Folk Club

By Dale Henry Geist, Editor

DeLila Black first popped up on my radar via Twitter. She got my attention by, well, being a Black, queer, UK-based country artist, which is unusual enough. But here’s where I gotta cop to something: I didn’t check out her music until this week. I’d have gotten to it eventually (my list is long) but the eruption of the Black Lives Matter protests and the conversation around them sent Black artists to the top of my list.

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DeLila Black:  The Defiant

Country Punk Voice We Need Now

UK Artist With Southern Roots Releases Stunning Quarantine Video

 

NEW DEMO SINGLE -You're So Common
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New demo and new video recorded during Lock Down. This new demo is a fundraiser for the actual recording.   It's a teaser to the Electro Mountain EP due later this year.   
Producer Tony Visconti has offered to take the photo
for  the artwork for the project!
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Honoured to be included on this amazing

SPOTIFY  playlist by the incomparable

Mr. DAN WHITENER aka Danjo the Banjo of GANSTAGRASSalong with some extraodinary female artists. 

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Honoured to have performed at the Haitian Embassy in  London, in  celebration of Jean-Jacques Dessalines'  Birthday.

Dessalines was leader of the Haitian Revolution and the first ruler of an independent Haiti under the 1805 constitution. Dessalines defeated the French army at the Battle of Vertières in 1803, declaring Haiti an independent nation in 1804.

 London Remix  Festival.  Winner DJ Remix Competiton - Disco Lift - Americana Mashups!

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Presentation for UHUK 

Haitian Flag Day

Topic:

LUMANE CASIMIR, First Lady of  Haitian Folk Song  1917? - 1953

MARCH...International Womens' Day take over with Marianne Hyatte. on Reel Rebels Radio 

Ongoing  Working on Music/Visual/

Cultural Project TRIGGER WIFE

Recording with the TWIGGER TWINS.

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