The second opening night at the Teragram Ballroom was just as spectacular as the first. Aptly dubbed “An Evening with Delta Spirit and Friends”, the show was one to never forget. The night featured special guests Nate Willet (Cold War Kids), Richie Follin (Guards, Willowz), Sam Outlaw, Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), & Daniel Michicoff (Tijuana Panthers).
Outside the venue people were asking if anyone knew who was opening for Delta Spirit or if anyone knew who the “Friends” were. Little did they know the amount of talent that would grace the stage that evening. Delta Spirit performed songs from their latest album, Into The Wide, along with crowd favorites like “California”, which unlike the studio album version, was sung by its writer, Kelly Winrich. The song “Vivian” particularly brought the crowd to an almost complete silence, quite an amazing feat in a place with people who’ve had a number of drinks.
Nate Willet and Richie Follin were among the first special guests to appear and pump up the crowd and have a good time. Nate and Delta Spirit performed “Hospital Bed” and “First” by Cold War Kids. Sam Outlaw performed his song “Ghost Town” solo. Daniel Michicoff and Delta Spirit surprised everyone with a great cover of “Add It Up” by Violent Femmes.
Delta Spirit closed out the show by bringing all their special guests back to the stage and rock out to “People Turn Around”. The night concluded close to the two-hour mark, which included a short “union break”, as Matt Vasquez (Delta Spirit) put it.
Words & Photography: Manuel Domínguez
Delta Spirit & friends
Delta Spirit with Matt Maust of Cold War Kids
Delta Spirit with Nate Willet of Cold War Kids
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