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Sons of the Delta

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Active from  2002
Genre  Blues
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Albums  Made in Mississippi, Red Hot at Peppers, Tasty Nuggets, One for the Road
Record labels  Rawtone Records, Blues Matters!, Rawtone Records (UK)
Similar  Mark Cole, The Jigantics, Sam Carr, Pinetop Perkins, Kent DuChaine

Sons of the Delta is a UK-based blues band formed in 2002 by Mark Cole and Richard Edwards.


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Brief history

  • 2002: Sons of the Delta formed by Mark Cole (vocals, harmonica, guitar, mandolin, stomp box) and Rick Edwards (guitar, vocals) Notable performances include the Gloucester Blues and Heritage Festival.
  • 2003: Notable performances include the Gloucester Blues and Heritage Festival, the Upton Blues Festival and the Banbury Blues Festival.
  • 2004: Debut album One For The Road released on Blues Matters label. Mark & Rick visit Mississippi for the first time to tour and record. Notable performances include the Gloucester International Blues Festival, the Maryport Blues Festival, the Great British R&B Festival (Colne), Ground Zero (Clarksdale, Mississippi, Big T's Spot (Clarksdale) and Cat Head (Clarksdale)
  • 2005: Mark returns to Mississippi and performs with the Myers Brothers Blues Band at the Clarksdale Juke Joint Festival and the Cat Head Minifest. Notable performances include the Gloucester International Blues Festival, the Burnley Blues Festival and Blues at the Abbey (Titchfield Abbey).
  • 2006: Second album Made in Mississippi released on Rawtone Records. The album was recorded in Clarksdale Mississippi and features guest appearances by Pinetop Perkins and Sam Carr. Mark and Rick return to Mississippi and play at the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival in Helena, Arkansas. Other notable performances include the Butlins Rock & Blues Weekend, the Great British R&B Festival and the Gloucester International Blues Festival. Adrian Deane (bass) and Martin Fitzgibbon (drums) join the Sons of the Delta giving the band the ability to perform as a four piece band when required.
  • 2007: Performing as a four piece band creates new opportunities for the 'Sons'. They also continue playing as a duo. Notable performances include the Butlins Rock and Blues Festival, several appearances at Ain't Nothin But in London. Mark spends three months in Brisbane where he performs for the Blues Association of South East Queensland at the Jubilee Hotel and also with Mark D's Big Three at Satchmo's. He also performs with the Australian Blues Association award winner Mojo Webb. Before he returns to the UK he is interviewed on Radio 4ZZZ by Mark Doherty where the two of them also perform live on air.
  • 2008: Notable performances this year include the Bullfrog Blues Club in Southsea, the Gloucester International Blues Festival and the Bluesfestival Haringe, Belgium.
  • 2009: Notable performances so far this year include the Teatro Municipal in Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain and the Guarda Blues festival, Guarda, Portugal.
  • Album Discography

  • 2004 One For The Road (Blues Matters BMRCD20043)
  • 2006 Made in Mississippi (Rawtone Records RTR20061)
  • Songs

    Never Had Nothin' When Times Were GoodTasty Nuggets · 2014
    Just Want to Make a LivingTasty Nuggets · 2014
    Spaceman BluesTasty Nuggets · 2014


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