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Black Country Music
Listening for Revolutions
I am honoured to be included in this remarkable piece of literature by
"Country music is finally reckoning with In this timely work-the first book on Black country music by a Black writer-Francesca Royster uncovers the Black performers and fans, including herself, who are exploring the pleasures and possibilities of the genre."
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!
I am honoured to
be a recipient of the
Color Me Country
Rissi Palmer and co!
So excited to do share the show with my amazing sister in arms, D'Orjay the Singing Shamen. Catch Rissi Palmer's Color Me Country Radio Show June 20th.
Listeners can access the live stream for free via the Radio tab on Apple Music, then by clicking Apple Music Country.
BANDCAMP FEATURE by
Marcus K. Dowling
"The dreadlocked, Bobbie Gentry-loving, Haitian-born Brit DeLila Black writes songs that highlight her profound sensitivity to Black struggles and country music’s future."
Hey peeps! New lock down single coming. This one's a very country vibe and I am so honoured to have featured guest musician, Mr. BJ Cole playing lap tsteel guitar on this good ol' fashioned tune.
Recorded, mixed and mastered remotely.
How about that?
Thanks Wide Open Country for this feature!
CLICK HERE to read it ya'll.
Sorry, the link is not available in the UK my friends but here's a link to a pdf of the article.
I went 5 Rounds with AdobeTearDrops. Great Questions!
DEMO - You're So Common
Demo and video recorded during Lock Down. This demo is a fundraiser for the recording.
Producer Tony Visconti has offered to take the photo
for the artwork for the project!
The Isolation Collection’s AMERIKA
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 ...
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
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
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."
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.
Americana Music Association UK FEST
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
"..we are very pleased to be sending you an Invitation to showcase at the Grassroots Hour at AmericanaFest UK ." -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.
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: The Defiant
Country Punk Voice We Need Now
UK Artist With Southern Roots Releases Stunning Quarantine Video
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.
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
DECOLONISE FEST2020 ONLINE - SEPTEMBER 1-6
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.
SINGLE OF THE WEEK
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.
Honoured to be included on this amazing
SPOTIFY playlist by the incomparable
Mr. DAN WHITENER aka Danjo the Banjo of GANSTAGRASS- along with some extraodinary female artists.
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!
Presentation for UHUK
Haitian Flag Day.
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.