Rockabilly and Honky-tonk group Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys is next to take the stage at the Kentwood Summer Entertainment series. The West Michigan group performs July 14 at 7 p.m. in the lawn area behind Kentwood City Hall, 4900 Breton SE. The concert is free.
The Kentwood Summer Entertainment Series is re-broadcasted on WKTV’s Channel 25 at 12:30 and 7 p.m. Saturdays.
Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys got its start in 2005. Just like rockabilly originators Johnny Cash, Bill Haley and Carl Perkins, this Michigan trio cut its teeth on steel-guitar driven country in the style popularized by Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and Webb Pierce. But the draw of the big beat was irresistible, and over time the band’s approach has become sharper and tighter. Not self-consciously retro, Delilah and the Lost Boys remain committed to hand-crafted American music that stands at the crossroads of creativity and craftsmanship, liberally drawing from hony tonk country, rockabilly and surf music.
The trio is made up of bandleader Delilah DeWylde on upright bass/lead vocals with Lee Harvey on guitar and D.J. McCoy on drums.