The Delines (Portland, Oregon) were formed in 2014 with Richmond Fontaine’s Willy Vlautin, Sean Oldham and Freddy Trujillo along with the amazing vocals of Amy Boone from Austin’s The Damnations. Their first album, Colfax, was an instant hit in Europe and appeared on over twenty top ten end of year lists in Europe and the US. The band added keyboardist and trumpeter Cory Gray and had their next album The Imperial ready for release in 2016 when Amy was tragically struck by a car. The band was sidelined for three years while she recuperated. In 2019 The Imperial was released and topped the UK Americana charts for two weeks leading to sold out UK and European tours.
Their third album The Sea Drift will be released Feb 11th, 2022. Jealous Butcher Records, who are releasing the album in the US, have already begun a major promotional campaign to further introduce the band to US audiences. The Sea Drift will be released on Decor Records in UK and Europe.
The Delines songwriter, Willy Vlautin is a published novelist with six books (Harper Collins) two of which have been made into feature films (Lean on Pete and The Motel Life). Willy has done spoken word tours across the US and has appeared at numerous Literary festivals (Texas Book Festival, Portland Book Festival, LitQuake, Tucson Book Festival, to mention a few).
The Damnations toured the US tirelessly from the mid-90’s to 2007. Richmond Fontaine released ten studio albums and toured the US from the late 90’s till 2006. After that they were in such demand in Europe, they focused their touring energy there. They played sold out venues for nearly a decade and played to over a thousand people at their final London show.
The Delines are perfect for small theaters but the band has played clubs across the world in Australia, Europe and the US including these festivals: Kilkenny Roots, Sligo Live, Imagine Arts, Crossing Border, Take Root, Under the Big Sky, Twangfest, End of the Road, Celtic Connections, Out on the Weekend…