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Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:28

Matt Vasquez (of Delta Spirit) 3/20/12 + Video

Matt Vasquez (of Delta Spirit) 3/20/12 Louis Kwok
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  • Date Recorded: March 20, 2012
  • Artist / Band: Matt Vasquez (of Delta Spirit)
  • Hosting Show: Coin-Operated Radio
  • Sound: Jon Valley
  • Video: Tori Gilbert

Delta Spirit has a reputation for no-holds-barred rock 'n' roll. And that notoriety just makes this intimate, solo acoustic set with singer and songwriter Matt Vasquez all the more powerful.

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Beginning with the raspy, emotional plea of "California," a song from Delta Spirit's 2012 self-titled (and third full-length) album, Vasquez channels his inner Dylan, all piston-powered strumming and harmonica. Alternatively, on "Empty House," also from "Delta Spirit," he sounds a little like a more world-weary but still fully wailing Springsteen. "How could one little speck make a difference to the rest?" he asks. The answer is in his torched voice and the bitter honesty of his story.

All photos by Louis Kwok.

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