The Dixie Red Delights are a new gathering of some of Vermont’s most talented musicians. A tapestry of sound, the Delights are an infectiously soaked bluegrass band, steeped in rural Americana and ensconced in alt-country rock.
Featuring the original music of Erin McDermott, who has shared the stage with likes of Grammy Award winter Tim O’Brien and cult favorites Railroad Earth, she has a song for every occasion that spans every genre and age group. Local legend Doug Perkins, the best flat-picker north of the red states and east of the Mississippi, adds a lush musical landscape to the Delights with his amazing ear for a melody and his fiery precision on anything with strings. Bass player Jen Wells accompanies the Delights with her rhythmically creative and jubilant bass lines. Jen has a vast knowledge of the music, which adds yet another layer to the Delights sound. Ben Roy is the finest young talent in Vermont. With impeccable timing and marvelously exciting rhythms, Ben rocks the house and steals the show. A true Delight!
Erin McDermott Vocals/Guitar
Doug Perkins Mandolin/Guitar
Jen Wells Bass
Ben Roy Drums
Bear Hoot (will be released in the Fall of 2008)