The Delta 72

The Delta 72

Infobox musical artist
Name = The Delta 72

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Origin = Washington, DC
Genre = alternative music
punk blues
Years_active = 19942001
Label = Touch and Go Records
Associated_acts = Hot Snakes, The Night Marchers
Current_members = Mark Boyce
Gregg Foreman
Jason Kourkounis
Bruce Reckahn
Past_members = Kim Thompson
Sarah Stolfa
Ben Azzara
Notable_instruments =

"The Delta 72" were an American alternative music band formed in Washington, DC in the summer of 1994, later relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The original line-up consisted of just Ben Azzara on drums and Gregg Foreman on guitar, harp and vocals. In short succession, friends Sarah Stolfa on Farfisa organ and Kim Thompson of Cupid Car Club on bass guitar, were added. After the release of their first single 'On the Rocks 7"', a joint production of Dischord and Kill Rock Stars records they toured the United States and played regionally around the Northeast.

After Ben Azzara left the group for the Capitol City Dusters, they were signed to Touch & Go Records in 1995. The line-up now consisted of Gregg Foreman on guitar, harp and vocals, Jason Kourkounis (formerly of Mule) on drums, Kim Thompson on bass and vocals, and Sarah Stolfa on Farfisa organ.

Their first Touch & Go Records release was in 1996 with the "Triple Crown 7”" and the album "The R&B of Membership". Later releases include several singles and an EP and the full-length CDs "The Soul of a New Machine", and "000".

Thompson left in 1996, and was replaced by Bruce Reckahn. Stolfa left in 1998 to be replaced by Mark Boyce (Boss Hog). They disbanded in July 2001. Gregg Foreman currently plays in Cat Power's back band, The Dirty Delta Blues Band.

They toured extensively and were primarily known as live band delivering dynamic, high energy sets.


*1994 "Self Published Cassette Tapes Sold on Tour
*1995 "On the Rocks 7" - (Kill Rock Stars/Dischord)
*1996 "Rich Girls.../Cinderella 7" - (Touch & Go)
*1997 "The R&B of Membership" LP/CD - (T&G)
*1997 "The Soul of a New Machine" LP/CD - (T&G)
*1999 "Sorega Doushita" EP - (T&G)
*2000 "000" LP/CD - (T&G)
*2000 "The Doctor Is In 7”" - (T&G)

External links

* [ Official site]
*MySpace-music|thedelta72|The Delta 72
* [ Epitonic page]
* [ Touch & Go page]
* [ Gregg Foreman interview]
* [ Delta 72 - The Early Years]
* [ Ben Azzara]

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