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Travianna Partners with Pi Jacobs

If you don’t already know Los Angeles – based Pi Jacobs and her style of rootsy rock, you’re missing
out. Pi, pronounced like the mathmatical constant, is an accomplished vocalist, rock guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who describes her music as an “Americana, bluesy rock thing,” and she couldn’t be more on point. When you add her clever lyrics (that are as deep and heartfelt as any of the best soul music) to her slick guitar playing and sultry alto voice you get web2a real treat. The Midwest Record says Pi’s style is “Where singer-songwriter sounds are headed,” and Geoff Geis of L.A. Record believes Pi’s singing “is the most potent element of her collection of funky, tight and driving roots rock.”

As a child, Pi was enamored by her Mother’s collection of rock and soul-inspired music. She sang all through school and picked up guitar, bass and songwriting as a teenager. She has spent time in New
York and eventually ended up in LA. Pi has six albums to her credit with her latest being her hit, Hi-Rise Ranch. Reviewers and fans alike sing the praises of this collection of toe-tapping and high energy music. This same energy flows when Pi is performing on stage.

Travianna Records’ President, Mark Hodges recognized Pi’s talent the moment he first saw her perform. He recalls how he initially experienced her music:

“As fate would have it, I was surfing cyberspace and stumbled upon a woman named Pi Jacobs. That led me to her website where I was taken by her musical diversity. Delving into her schedule I saw she was going to be playing at Dogtown Roadhouse just 12 minutes from us. So I went.

When I saw Pi’s show, I loved her confidence in who she is and the emotions she openly shares. Her music feeds that emotion into everyone in the audience. It’s unreal, and her music is extraordinary. This was meant to be from the moment we saw her on stage. I’m really excited about our partnership.”

Pi has a very busy schedule this year including a tour in Europe this spring. For more about Pi Jacobs, her music and her tour please visit www.pijacobs.com.

Music lovers can look forward to a new project from Pi being released on Travianna Records in 2016.

Delta Reign

Delta Reign, from the Mobile River delta region of the Gulf Coast, is bringing a fresh new sound by incorporating swing rhythms, blues and a dash of jazz… Delta Reign proudly joined the Mountain Fever Records family in June 2012 and has recently transferred to Travianna Records (a part of Mountain Fever Records) to make their presence known in the world of Americana.

 

As 5 rivers flow together into Mobile Bay to form the delta, so Delta Reign formed in the fall of 2004 bringing together the musical influences of each member…bluegrass, western swing, blues & jazz… it’s being called, “swinging bluegrass”. (or ‘delta bluegrass’)  and has evolved into a distinct musical personality that appeals to listeners across many genres.Delta Reign

Founding members, husband and wife duo, Pat and Benita Murphy, from Mobile, have traveled around the country, performing together (and separately) over the years in various bands from Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. After Hurricane Ivan came through the gulf coast in the fall of 2004, bringing change to their lives, they decided to
form their own band Delta Reign.

Benita sings most of the lead vocal, is the principle song writer and arranger, as well as being a strong and capable rhythm guitar player. She also switches to swing rhythm during the show contributing to that “swingy, delta grass” flavor. Continue reading Delta Reign