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Delta Twins is a four-man rock/soul/blues band that is known around southeast Michigan for their soulful vocals, passionate guitar solos, and poignant original lyrics that explore and celebrate the human condition. Songs like “Work My Blues Away” and “Workingman” pay homage to the hard-working blue collar ethic for which Detroit is known. “Stirring Up The Muddy Waters” melds blues, rock, and jazz into a tantalizing stew, while songs like “Fool For You” will leave you breathless.

Though Delta Twins’ sound is broader than just the blues genre, they have been a finalist in the Detroit Blues Challenge, as well as a nominee for Outstanding Blues Artist in the Detroit Music Awards. Several of their songs have also won songwriting competitions.

Lead singer Bob Young “digs deep and lets lyrics fly with a salt of the Earth gusto that is as true as the music he’s playing.” (Heath Andrews, album review). He also handles keys and occasionally wails on harmonica. His “twin brother of another mother” Tom Kozanecki provides a steady rhythmic anchor as he locks in on bass with rock-solid drummer Doug Austin. Veteran guitarist Terry Birkett brings both the tasteful ambiance and the scorching fire.

Delta Twins is currently working on their fifth album. Their most recent album – Nothing Left But Hope – had a funkier rock edge to it, while The Seasons & The Scars (recorded live at the Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit) has more of a Blues/Americana feel.

Delta Twins will take you on a wild musical journey and bring you back home safely… but different… better.

Deep Blues/Rock for the Soul. Delta Twins.

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released November 1, 2017

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“A spiritually blues-driven experience…that’s the journey the Delta Twins take you on the moment they hit the stage”
- Jill Jack, Singer/Songwriter/Detroit Music Award winner

“Delta Twins infuse the blues with their own unique style of soulful songwriting voodoo…The original tunes tend toward a slick blues sound right in line with the band’s Midwestern roots. The covers present on the album show the band’s dedication to blues and classic rock… [they] make good on their promise of delivering American blues and rock in an entertaining manner.”
- Bryan Rodgers, Album Review

"The Seasons & The Scars… kudos to the people behind the desk because it sounds great…[and] the songs are strong."
- Brett Callwood, MetroTimes (Nov 05, 2013)

"You guys are too good to be playing at a place like this!"
- Customer at anonymous venue

“The Delta Twins ROCKED Arts, Beats & Eats. The crowd was having fun with the Blues!”
- Roger Burghdoff, Arts Beats & Eats stage manager

"The Delta Twins put on a high energy show that left the audience wanting more. I really enjoyed their take on Blues, Americana and Classic Rock."
- Bill Keith, Trinity House Theatre

"This acts as a reminder to the rest of the world about the powerful music force that Detroit was and continues to be.”
- Heath Andrews, Album Review

“The frontman, Bob Young, voices a distinctive american-modern, rhythmic-soul far from resembling folk. Lead guitar, Tom Kozanecki, plays with grace, inviting listeners to focus their attention. As their gregarious personalities welcome your participation, they also make you laugh between songs.”
- Jenna Ounanian, The Examiner

“The Delta Twins may just have what you’re looking for. It’s difficult to find music like this in all the super saturate pop-madness. The lyrics are considerate of the human condition in ways consistent with blues and folk traditions. These are songs for the working class, not only to inspire but to empower and protect.”
- Julian Gorman, Album Review

“That was great… but it was deep, too…I didn’t know whether to slit my wrists or change my ways…”
- Anonymous @ The Pike Room, fan comment

“I really enjoyed listening to you folks last night. I enjoy your animation and energy when you sing. Detroit sure has a lot of great talent.”
- Laurie Lacross-Wright, Rusty Wright Band (Blues Challenge Winners)
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Track Name: In Detroit
You're only gonna lose your cash in Nashville
They won't give you the time of day in L.A.
Your dreams will only be history in NYC
Why don't you just stay here and play?

You'd waste even an evening in Cleveland
They'd make you look silly in Philly, PA
You'll never recoup your costs in Boston
Why don't you just stay here and play?

In Detroit... you still have a home
In Detroit... the river keeps on flowing
In Detroit... there's nothing left but hope
In Detroit... you best get going...`cause the best get gone

You'll never win the battle in Seattle
You'll only get burnt in Orlando, FLA
There's nothing new to see in Memphis, Tennessee
Why don't you just stay here and play?

You're just gonna get lost in Austin
There's no golden gate waiting at the Frisco Bay
you know you got no home in Sweet Chicago
Why don't you just stay here and play?

CHORUS

You're never gonna make the scene in New Orleans
Las Vegas will just strip and spit you away
There's only misery in St. Louie and KC
Why don't you just stay here and play? (BREAK)
Why don't you just stay here and play? (a capella)

CHORUS (EXPLODE!)

JAM endlessly
Track Name: Fool For You
I'll be a fool for you - anything to see you smile
I'll be a fool for you - anything to see you smile
They may stare, I don't care - you make living worthwhile

When I lost you - my world came to an end
When I lost you - my whole world came to an end
Nothing nobody could say - couldn't make `em comprehend

Deep in the pit of my heart felt like an anchor sinking down
Deep in the pit of my heart felt like an anchor sinking down
Pulled below the undertow - knew I was gonna drown

JAM on VERSE

I cried out loud - it was my final choice
I cried out loud - it was my final choice
thought all hope was gone, gone – but somehow you heard my voice
and you reached out and you rescued me…

So I'll be a fool for you - anything to see you smile
I'll be a fool for you - anything to see you smile
They may stare, I don't care - you make living worthwhile

c.3/10/2013 by Bob Young
Track Name: It Won't Be Long
It won't be long (it won't be long)
until I'm feeling no pain (it won't be long)
It won't be long (it won't be long)
until I'm feeling no pain (no, it won't be long)
A little help from my friends (just a little help)
I'll be happy again

Yesterday was hard, I couldn't break a smile
Yesterday was so hard, couldn't even fake a smile
Tonight my friends are around me and life is worthwhile

CHORUS

Sometimes it gets so dark, don't know how I'll survive
Yeah, it gets so dark, I don't believe I'll survive
but the light of my friends keeps the flame alive

CHORUS
JAM

If you're down and out, don't know what you should do
If you're down and out, and you don’t have a clue
Call a friend or two (or three or four) – you know they’ll see you through

And it won't be long (it won't be long)
until you're feeling no pain (it won't be long)
It won't be long (it won't be long)
until you're feeling no pain (no, it won't be long)
A little help from your friends (just a little help)
You'll be happy again


© 7/17/2013 by Bob Young
Track Name: Work My Blues Away
Lord, I've been working, working hard every day
Now the factory's shuttin’ down, all the jobs are goin’ away
I looked my baby in the eyes…I didn't know what to say

I just hung my head down low, tried to force the tears away
But it's just no use – feels like the blues are here to stay
so I got on my knees - I began to pray
(what can I do but pray at a time like this?)

I cried, "Lord, Lord, Lord – what can I do or say?
You know the bills will still keep coming, I won't have dollar one to pay;
I ain't looking for a hand-out – I want to work my blues away -
can you help me out?"

JAM

I want to work, work, work - work my blues away
I want to work, work, work - work my blues away
I ain't looking for a hand-out - I'll do my part to earn my pay.

I want to work, work, work - work my blues away
I ain't looking for a hand-out…
I want to work my blues… away.

© 3/15/2010 by Bob Young
Track Name: Remotely True
We have exported our future and imported our chains
and our precious little vision is now swirling down the drain
we have sacrificed tomorrow for some self-serve gasoline
that will hold us like the levee held the tide in New Orleans

We have seen the truth...
we changed the channel instead.
We have lived the lie...
Picked the blue pill, passed the red.

In the matrix of our suburbs rot the vacant domiciles
In the malls where we worship prey the priests and pedophiles
In the parks we used to wander now they drill for liquid gold
In the city lights our human rights are all but bought and sold

We have seen the truth...
we changed the channel instead.
We have lived the lie...
Picked the blue pill, passed the red.

And now we finally wonder in the glare of our flat screen
Is it all remotely true - this American dream?
But maybe we should ask: is it what we really need?
Is there a better vision that can nourish more than our greed?

We have seen the truth...
we changed the channel instead.
We have lived the lie...
Picked the blue pill, passed the red.

© 2/2/2012 Bob Young
Track Name: Maybe It's You
I used to take that junk so personally
like a slamdance, everybody hammering me
You could say the worst and I would believe
that it's nobody’s fault except for me, but -

ooh - maybe it's you (4x)

Maybe mommy never said I was any good
Maybe dad got mad when I did the best I could
When your cold hard slap came out of the blue
Tried to blame myself, then I thought it through -

CHORUS

Did you have a bad day? Did the bed bugs bite?
Are you just a jerk looking for a fight?
I'm a little naive, not that bright,
But I think I finally see the light...

So you can take stuff you're shoveling me
spread it all around for my friends to see
manipulate, fabricate, bait the hook
but I won’t give it a second look, because -

ooh - maybe it's you (3x)
ooh - it’s probably you.

Did you have a bad day? Did the bed bugs bite?
Are you just a jerk looking for a fight?
I'm a little naive, not that bright,
But I think I finally see the light...

ooh - maybe it's you (3x)
ooh - it’s probably you.

Definitely you.

©2/2/2012 by Bob Young
Track Name: Big Shoes
WC Handy - he kept the score
Robert Johnson thumbed a ride and opened up the door
of that car at the crossroads
where he first got the blues
We're just another generation trying to walk in their big shoes

There was Jack Owens/Bud Spires, old Son House,
Sonny Boy singing “One Way Out”
Skip James lost his woman to the Devil’s noose
(he wouldn’t cut her loose)
We’re just another generation trying to walk in their big shoes.

The blues will rock you, blues will roll
The blues got rhythm and a ton of soul
The blues sticks with you win or lose
So we can’t help trying on these shoes

McKinley Morganfield crossed the muddy waters
Little Walter blew his harp and stole their daughters
Chester Burnett howlin’ at the moon
while Willie Dixon wrote the tune
We're just another generation trying to walk in their big shoes

The blues will rock you, blues will roll
The blues got rhythm and a ton of soul
The blues sticks with you win or lose
So we can’t help trying on these shoes

Bo Diddley, Elmore, Blues Boy King
T-Bone, Buddy, Etta shakin’ her thing
John Lee, Alberta Adams, Johnnie Basset, too
(the Detroit Crew)
We're just another generation trying to walk in their big shoes

The blues will rock you, blues will roll
The blues got rhythm and a ton of soul
The blues sticks with you win or lose
So we can’t help trying on these shoes

We're just another generation trying to walk in their big shoes.

© 3/15/2010 by Bob Young

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