Del Rey and Steve James, two incredible guitar players, make music testament to the hillbilly/smarty-pants/country blues aesthetic. Their duets are smart, funny and full of instrumental virtuosity.
Their friendship developed over many years in different places around the world, as they exchanged stories and hot tips in various hotel bars. They kept running into one another, sharing double-bills in Belgium, at the Gloucester Blues Festival in England, until 2001, at the Port Townsend Country Blues Workshop they got serious about playing and recording together. Audiences and critics have responded so favorably that they often play as a duet. They have twelve solo albums between them, plus they have recorded a two cds together, Tonight and Twins. Steve appears on Del Rey’s Blue Uke CD and Del is on Steve’s Short Blue Stories.