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Poplar Jake & The Electric Delta Review Colne

The Electric Delta Review, formed in 2014 by singer, songwriter, guitarist Poplar Jake. Already an acclaimed solo performer, Jake wanted to develop his vision of the blues and invite contributions from like-minded musicians. The idea, to begin with, was a simple one, Delta blues through Fender amps.
Each musician brought something else to the table. Harp player Dan Collins was steeped in the Chicago school of James Cotton and Shakey Horton. Drummer Dave Sims brought an extensive knowledge of the entire blues tradition, but was particularly fond of the West Coast sound. The Duchess, on bass, brought a classically-trained ear and an open mind. Every player brought something of themselves to the party too, resulting in a unique sound that still feels immediately familiar.
The band’s debut EP entitled, “No More Signifying” established the blueprint; Jake’s slide guitar crossing and weaving with Dan’s wailing harp, over the water-tight rhythm section of Dutch and Dave. The following year saw the album “See What You Done” climb to higher reaches of the IBBA blues chart, being voted Album of the Month upon its release.
A new album is scheduled for 2017, including several tracks which have proven already to be live favourites.