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ACL Fest Band of the Day: Delta Rae

Eric Webb

Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 29, 2013

From: Durham, N.C.

ACL set: 3 p.m. Saturday, Bud Light stage

In 50 words or so: A folk rock sextet anchored by three siblings, Delta Rae crafted Southern-fried harmonies as pretty as the day is long on last year’s Carry the Fire. Singer Brittany Hölljes in particular brings sparkling gospel fury to songs like the bluesy “Bottom of the River,” evoking a perkier Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes fame). Watch out for the band’s live percussion tricks, including some truly athletic work with a trash can lid.

Could share a bill with: The Civil Wars, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, The Lone Bellow, Nickel Creek

Famous friend: Fleetwood Mac legend Lindsey Buckingham collaborated with the band on the single “If I Loved You.”