Wow. That was my initial response when I first heard “Bushwick Blues” by Delta Spirit. I heard the song for the first time when I saw the band live at Lollapalooza 2011. I was very impartial about how I felt about Delta Spirit until I heard this song. While the band played, I heard a sound that I hadn’t heard or connected with since high school… a mix of rock, indie, a little soul and a lot of angst. The mixture proved just right for the Delta Spirit.
“Bushwick Blues” is the second track from Delta Spirit’s second album, History From Below, released in 2010. I have yet to revisit the rest of the band’s catalogue, but if there’s one song you listen to from this band, may it be this one.