Many times as we take backward glances at our lives, we can see Fate’s hand directing the path of things to come. Such was definitely the case for Jake Burford and Kyle Johnson. Prior to entering the music field, they met by chance when Kyle, then employed by a national paint retailer, filled a paint order for Jake, a painter. Neither could have fathomed at that point that the future held much more for them than friendship.
Jake Burford of Delta Smoke at Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
When composing, Burford hears the notes in his mind intuitively as the music unfolds from his thoughts. Johnson, conversely, feels the melodies flow through him fully formed and immediately plays the song. Delta Smoke’s talent and artistry in composition is clearly evidenced by the matching and phrasing of their lyrics to each meticulously crafted track on their first EP “Dark Whiskey Romance”, engineered by Greg DeLuca of the Mulligan Brothers. Also lending their considerable musical talents to the recording were the Mulligan Brothers’ bassist Ben Leininger, drummer and bassist Greg DeLuca and the Red Field’s guitarist, Caleb Murph as lead guitar.
Kyle Johnson of Delta Smoke at Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
Delta Smoke can regularly be seen at venues across the Gulf Coast including Callaghan’s Irish Social Club and The Brickyard of Mobile, AL; Manci’s Antique Club of Daphne, AL and Jack’s by the Tracks of Pascagoula, MS.