Blackberry Smoke: Fire In The Hole Tour

Doc Roc Presents

Blackberry Smoke: Fire In The Hole Tour

The Delta Saints

Tue Mar 25

Doors: 7:00 pm

Cain's Ballroom

Tulsa, OK

$18.00 - $33.00

This event is all ages

Show :: 8pm (times subject to change)

Advance $18 | Day of Show $20 | Door $20 | Mezzanine (21+) $33

There is a $2 fee that applies to each ticket purchased at the Cain's Box Office.

No re-entry! No smoking! No refunds!

Oklahoma Joe’s will be serving their full menu from 7pm – 9pm.

Blackberry Smoke
Blackberry Smoke
You can call Blackberry Smoke's music southern rock and you wouldn't be wrong. Or you could call it country and you wouldn't be wrong, either. But you would be selling both the band and its legion of fans short. With influences that run the gamut from country to bluegrass to gospel and yes, southern rock, Blackberry Smoke is more than the sum of its diverse parts.
The Delta Saints
The Delta Saints
They may not have a name for it yet, but The Delta Saints have created a sound that is all their own.

Often leaning on the simple descriptor of "Bourbon-fueled, Bayou rock," the Nashville-based quintet composed of Ben Ringel (vocals/resonator guitar), Dylan Fitch (lead guitar), David Supica (bass), Ben Azzi (drums), and Nate Kremer (organ) have spent the past five years carving out their very own space in the musical gray-area occupied by other artists like Gary Clark Jr., Tedeschi Trucks Band, and North Mississippi Allstars.
Bassist David Supica says, "the best I can come up with is this: Joe Cocker and Derek Trucks had a love child that hired the Black Keys... and they like to get funky."

The band’s founding members met in the fall of 2007 as a group of college transfer students looking for drinking buddies. Friday night hangs quickly turned into Friday night jam sessions, and before they knew it a friendship had formed. The discovery of their shared passion for creating and performing music eventually brought about the need for a name. Ringel’s upbringing in south-central Louisiana seemed an obvious connection, but he will be the first to tell you, “It just sounded right.” He continues, “One day we'll make up a great story about how we got our name. It will involve prison and bourbon and voodoo, but until then, the truth will have to suffice."

However it happened, once they found their footing The Delta Saints never looked back.
In 2010, they recorded and released two separate EP's, Pray On and A Bird Called Angola, respectively. Over the next two years they toured indiscriminately throughout the United States and Europe. Knowing they had already won over a troop of diehard supporters, they set out to complete a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the creation of their first full-length record, Death Letter Jubilee.

“That was a feeling like no other,” Ben Ringel says, reflecting on the subsequent success of their Kickstarter campaign. “It was awesome and also humbling. It puts good pressure on us to succeed. It’s the kind of pressure we were able to harness and strive off of.” Death Letter Jubilee was officially released in January 2013, and marked the beginning of what proved to be a very productive year for the band. They embarked on an extensive tour, again covering the United States and Europe to promote their new LP. Highlighted by major festival appearances (Wakarusa (US), Belgium Rhythm & Blues Festival (Belgium), Moulin Blues Festival (Netherlands)), major support slots (Michael Franti & Spearhead, Goo Goo Dolls, Blackberry Smoke), and even a run of headlining dates with 20 sold out nights in 13 different countries.

Rest assured the momentum building behind The Delta Saints has not gone unnoticed. They will kick off 2014 with an extensive international tour opening for Zac Brown’s southern-rock brethren, Blackberry Smoke. The new year will also see the release of some brand new songs, starting with a new single due out in January.

At the end of the day, The Delta Saints know that their continued success as a band depends on their hard work and willingness to continue soaking up every opportunity they are given.

"We want to grow, but we understand that it's all in due time," says Ringel. "We want to fully realize the weight of our experiences, and be able to savor them too. We pay our bills, we fill the gas tank in our van, and we pay for our own albums to be pressed, all because of the people who believe in our music," Ringel reflects.

The Delta Saints have set out to build a name for themselves the old-fashioned way, winning over one fan at a time. They have already amassed an international following of friends and supporters, and rest assured, they will make a believer out of you too.
Venue Information:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St.
Tulsa, OK, 74103