Deltaz return to town for Yellow City Sounds concert series
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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
A band of brothers is the next featured act for the Yellow City Sounds Live concert series.
The Deltaz, a California-based duo made of brothers Ted and John Siegel, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday in the Panhandle PBS studio, 2408 S. Jackson St.
The concert — a joint production of Panhandle PBS and FM90 — is free. Seating is limited, and tickets, which can be picked up at the studio or reserved here, are required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 806-371-5222.
“The Deltaz are favorites here at FM90,” said Mike Fuller, FM90 program director. “Their sound is a mix of country blues, rock, Americana and folk all wrapped up with an L.A./Laurel Canyon vibe. We love having them in the studio whenever they are in town.”
Ted Siegel — the bearded, elder brother of the duo — said the YSCL show is right up the duo's alley.
"I love a setting where people are really focused on the songs," Siegel said. "It makes it easier for me to get across what we wrote about, and that's always a lot more fun for me."
Ted, 28, and John, 25, began performing together about a decade ago, since they were still in high school, drawing inspiration from old blues masters as well as more contemporary alt-country acts.
They released Like Your Brother last summer, following full-lengths This Old Place and Meet Me There; more recently, the duo (which also will perform at 10 p.m. Thursday at Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road, with Amarillo singer Maggie Burt) released the singles "Second Son" and "Louisiana 1927." Their releases focus greatly on original songwriting by the duo.
"I think songwriting is my favorite part of music because it's the most personal and it seems like the ... most timeless part of it," Ted Siegel said. "I don't know, it feels like the most exciting part of it to me, too.
"It's my life's aspiration and my therapist at the same time," he continued. "You take these ideas that are so personal to you, and you fix them in this medium, write them into these songs. ... (Then) you put them out into the world, and everyone interprets them differently and ... you get to interact with people in personal and different ways. It's unique, like nothing else in the world."
Previous YSCL concerts have featured Eddie & The Eat, Dana Hubbard, Yvonne Perea, the Red River Songwriters and others. See below for full episodes of Live Here featuring the concerts.