Documentary Film


Simone Walraven is making a documentary about Nashville band The Delta Saints.

VagabondsFrom left to right:
David Supica, Ben Ringel, Ben Azzi, Simone Walraven, Dylan Fitch and Gregory Hommert in Hamburg, Germany;
14 September 2011.

Beginning in the Spring of 2011 and throughout 2012, Simone has filmed the band at key moments during demo and album recordings in Nashville as well as at live performances in the US, Germany and Belgium.

Featured in the film will be interviews with members of the band, producer J. Hall, photographer Melissa Madison Fuller and guitarist Ben Ford (The Apache Relay).

Response to The Delta Saints in Europe is overwhelmingly positive. The band has completed two European tours in 2011 and 2012, and are scheduled to return for two more tours in 2013. Their debut album “Death Letter Jubilee” is scheduled for release in early 2013.

Watch this space and stay tuned for news about this project, which will be posted here on Simone’s Journal, as well as on the NEWS page of her official website.
To listen to The Delta Saints, visit Reverb Nation.

Quote from a review in the November 2011 issue of Dutch magazine De Gitarist: “Eleven songs long, organized chaos rules with an unbelievable amount of drive. Songs like Voodoo Walk and Swamp Groove sound as if Aerosmith once again cares about music rather than money, and once the closing Train Song is finished,…, the listener is left gasping for breath.”

Quote from a review in the November/December issue of Dutch magazine Jazzism:
“The Delta Saints produce an explosive mix of blues, swamp, southern rock and funk, in which a central role has been reserved for the … goosebump causing joined forces of dobro, lead guitar and harmonica, backboned by a rhythm section that even Hurricane Katrina couldn’t dislocate. Comparisons have been made with the old Allman Brothers, The Black Crowes and Led Zeppelin.”
The Delta Saints’ exciting blend of blues-rock-funk-roots music made its way to Dutch radio via free format station KX Radio, in Simone’s show ConneKXions in April 2011. To hear the interview Simone did with singer/songwriter/guitarist Ben Ringel in April 2011, and to read the story of how they met in — let’s say — interesting circumstances in Nashville, please visit Simone’s Journal.