From The Desk Of Delta Spirit: Quick Tips To Maintain Your Voice On Tour

Delta Spirit’s new album, Into The Wide (Dualtone), is full of anti-war and pro-working-class songs, steeped in literary and biblical images that will make them resonate with almost any listener. The music is deep and moody, playing off the sound of chiming rock guitars, driving rhythms and anthemic vocals against a thick wall of dark, almost industrial noise. The songs paint pictures of the disenfranchised, disillusioned and downcast citizens of our country, folks struggling to get by, but still maintaining their faith in the promises of the American dream. Delta Spirit will be guest editing all week. Read our new feature on the band.


Matt Vasquez: Write songs well within your range. Tuning down a half step can really help, too. That extra note can go a long way.

Your diet is important! Try to stay away from acidic things like wine. Most dairy is bad. Sometimes pizza can add good gristle, but you gotta watch it.

Sing with your gut. The better the breathing, the less stress will be on your throat.

Keeping the path open from your gut to your cheeks. Point your cheeks to the back of the room.