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The Delines

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The Imperial The Delines 05:23
Hold Me Slow The Delines 03:28
Calling In The Delines 05:09
Let's Be Us Again The Delines 04:00
The Gulf Drift Lament The Delines 02:11
Roll Back My Life The Delines 03:30
That Old Haunted Place The Delines 03:05
Little Earl The Delines 04:16
Past the Shadows The Delines 03:22
Surfers in Twilight The Delines 04:06

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Reno-born novelist Willy Vlautin has been widely acclaimed for his reality books about ordinary people such as 'The Motel Life', 'Northline', 'Lean On Pete' and 'The Free', but he always managed his writing alongside a successful music career. He made eleven albums with Richmond Fontaine, the band he formed in 2004, noted for his dark, evocative songs, touring with them all over America, Europe and Australia.

Struck by the emotional strength emanating from the bruised, soulful voice of one of Richmond Fontaine's guest singers Amy Boone on tour, he decided to write new material specifically for her voice, and thus The Delines were born. The name is said to have come to him in a dream and he quickly got other Richmond Fontaine associates such as keyboard player Jenny Conlee (of The Decemberists), pedal steel player Tucker Jackson and percussionist Sean Oldham involved and within weeks they were recording their debut album 'Colfax'. The rootsy style and Vlautin's stark, brutal songs worked well with Boone's voice and quickly found favour with audiences.

Their progress was suddenly halted in 2016 when Boone was seriously injured in a car accident, but she eventually made a full recovery and the band resumed their career with a new album 'The Imperial' released in early 2019.