Delta Rae recruited Fleetwood Mac legend Lindsey Buckingham to play guitar on the re-recorded version of their new single, "If I Loved You."
"I can't really accurately express how wild it was for us to learn that Lindsey Buckingham had played on If I Loved You." says Delta Rae's Ian Holljes. "I grew up on stories of how my parents (along with every other kid on campus) would blast the entirety of Rumours out of their college dorm room windows.
"Fleetwood Mac and Lindsey Buckingham's writing have been so influential to us and so to have his talents and incredibly distinctive guitar playing laid over one of our tracks felt like the world sort of folding over on itself.
"Ultimately, it was rewarding on two huge levels -- the thrill of having one of your heroes play on your song and the actual impact of his beautiful guitar work enhancing the song so meaningfully. "
The band has also released a new video for "If I Loved You" for the original recording without Buckingham. "This video captures what I love most about the song" says Delta Rae singer Elizabeth Hopkins.
"It's simple and raw. Telling someone point blank that you don't love them is difficult and painful. I've done it. It feels horrible, but there is also a release that comes along with it, a lifting of a weight. I think this video lets you focus on the rawness of that message." Watch it here.
Confirmed Delta Rae Tour Dates:
04/11 Howlin' Wolf - New Orleans, LA
04/21 Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
04/25 Alice Jepson Theatre - Richmond, VA
04/26 MerleFest - Wilkesboro, NC
04/27 MerleFest - Wilkesboro, NC
05/04 Koka Booth Amphitheatre - Cary, NC
05/18 Hangout Music Fest - Gulf Shores, AL
05/20 House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
05/23 The Kessler Theater - Dallas, TX
05/24 Levitt Pavilion - Arlington, TX
05/25 The Parish Room - Austin, TX
05/28 The Vanguard - Tulsa, OK
07/12 Banbury Festival - Cincinnati, OH
07/20 Robert Mondavi Winery Summer Concert Series - Napa, CA
07/27 FLOYDFEST - Floyd, VA
08/01 First Canadian Place - Toronto, ON
08/02 Illuminaqua Festival - Welland, ON