The four-piece Gainesville rock band, THE DELTA TROUBADOURS, comprised of Gytis Garsys (vocals, guitar, keys), Jon Franklin (bass, vocals), Ian Heausler (lead guitar, vocals), and Max Rowe (drums), has cultivated an energetic live show and a studio presence with instrumental virtuosity demonstrative of the road less-traveled in today’s music scene.
Formerly known as Gritt, THE DELTA TROUBADOURS’s current lineup of longtime friends became official in early 2015. Together, they traded country for a new blues-tinged alternative rock ’n’ roll sound and embarked on a serious musical journey ready to explode.
Early 2016 saw the release of THE DELTA TROUBADOURS’s debut ‘Gritt’ – EP recorded at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL, showcasing a blues rock tone representative of the band’s roots and earliest influences. In November 2016, THE DELTA TROUBADOURS were announced as the newest flagship artist of the independent Swamp Records in Gainesville, Florida. Since their formation, THE DELTA TROUBADOURS have built a lot of local buzz, which has included taking home the title of the “Best Band in Gainesville” after winning the 2016 Gainesville Battle of the Bands and being named “One of Five Must-See Bands” at the 2016 Gasparilla Music Festival. Both the band and their fans agree that THE DELTA TROUBADOURS’s next step will be the ascent to national recognition.
THE DELTA TROUBADOURS’s widely anticipated follow-up to the Gritt – EP is slated for release in Spring 2017. Until then, look out for the band as they continue to play shows in Florida and expand into the Southeast region.