MUDDY MAGNOLIAS’ BROKEN PEOPLE NOW STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY AT NPR MUSIC
October 6, 2016
DEBUT ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 14, PRE-ORDER NOW
FALL TOUR CONFIRMED WITH THE RECORD COMPANY
“CALL MUDDY MAGNOLIAS ROCK, SOUL OR EVEN COUNTRY—THESE BIG VOICES WILL FILL WHATEVER SPACE OPENS UP TO THEM.”
“…A THRILLINGLY ORGANIC BLEND OF SEVENTIES FUNK, SEDUCTIVE R&B, COUNTRY ROOTS AND SOUL-SEARING GOSPEL MUSIC.”
Muddy Magnolias’ highly anticipated debut album, Broken People, is now exclusively streaming in full as part of NPR Music’s First Listen series. Of the album, NPR Music’s Ann Powers praises, “North and Wilson have the charisma to make that kind of splash. Call Muddy Magnolias rock, soul or even country—these big voices will fill whatever space opens up to them.”
Out next Friday, October 14, on Third Generation Records, Broken People, is now available for pre-order, which includes immediate downloads of three album tracks.
In celebration of the release, the band will embark on an extensive nationwide tour later this month supporting The Record Company. See below for complete details.
Already receiving widespread acclaim, Nylon recently premiered the track “Why Don’t You Stay” praising, “When Jessy Wilson and Kallie North get together, they create a sound that’s honeyed and deep; it’s funky, it’s tender, it has rhythm, and it has the blues…Wilson’s verses are rich with passion while North rails around her. Their love for music, for storytelling, and what they do together is evident. By the time the final chorus explodes into a classic bluesy finale, you’re going to feel it and everything about their music.”
Additionally, NPR Music recently premiered the official music video for “Brother, What Happened?” declaring, “…puts the duo in contention for song of this very difficult summer…The video for ‘Brother’ evokes familiar scenes from the struggle for civil rights alongside more personal encounters between lovers and family members. Most important, though, is that central visual of Wilson and North standing face to face, singing into each other’s hearts the way believers always do. It’s stirring, and it’s absolutely needed right now. As is the whole mission of Muddy Magnolias: to encourage harmony by making glorious music in its name.” Watch/share the video HERE.
Moreover, ELLE magazine describes the duo as, “a country, soul, and R&B cocktail,” while SPIN asserts, “Muddy Magnolias are a funky hybrid of traditional soul and countrified rock. Jessy Wilson has the soul of Mavis Staples and the range of Nina Simone, while Kallie North brings her Mississippi roots to the forefront with a sweet, honeyed texture. While the delivery may go down smooth, North has the verve and passion of Joplin…” and Rolling Stone raves, “…capitalizes on powerhouse vocals, no-holds-barred harmonies and a vibe that’s like the Band Perry raised on Aretha Franklin—performed as if Mick Jagger and Keith Richards inhabited the Indigo Girls.”
Produced by Rick Beato (with additional production by Mario Marchetti and Butch Walker), the 11-track album was recorded in Atlanta, GA and Nashville, TN in late spring 2016.
photo credit: Josh Telles
Muddy Magnolias are Kallie North and Jessy Wilson. Each with their own distinctive and unique background (North with roots in southeast Texas and the Mississippi Delta and Wilson born and raised in Brooklyn), the two were brought together in Nashville through improbable circumstances and immediately forged an unlikely friendship and musical partnership.
Of their initial collaboration and the music that has resulted, North comments, “The first day we wrote together, there wasn’t much thought that we were blending genres and worlds. That never came up. It was just natural. Ultimately, this album is a result of an unlikely friendship and is a testament to what can happen when you diversify your relationships.” Wilson adds, “It’s about getting out of your comfort zone and being rewarded with a great friendship. We’ve both felt the power of that.”
Since they met in 2013, Muddy Magnolias have toured with Zac Brown Band and Gary Clark Jr. and have performed at Lollapalooza, Hangout Festival, etc.
BROKEN PEOPLE TRACK LIST
- Broken People
- Brother, What Happened?
- Got It Goin’ On
- Why Don’t You Stay?
- Take Me Home
- Shine On!
- It Ain’t Easy
- I Need A Man
- Devil’s Teeth
- Leave It To The Sky (featuring John Legend)
MUDDY MAGNOLIAS CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
October 15—Washington, DC—Rock & Roll Hotel*
October 17—Woodstock, NY—Bearsville Theatre*
October 18—Northampton, MA—Iron Horse Music Hall*
October 20—Albany, NY—The Hollow*
October 21—Buffalo, NY—Tralf Music Hall*
October 22—Philadelphia, PA—World Café Live*
October 24—Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair*
October 25—Brooklyn, NY—Rough Trade*
October 27—New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom*
October 29—Durham, NC—Motorco*
October 30—Wilmington, NC—Bourgie Nights*
October 31—Charlotte, NC—Visulite Theatre*
November 2—Charleston, SC—The Charleston Pourhouse*
November 3—Atlanta, GA—Vinyl*
November 4—Birmingham, AL —WorkPlay*
November 5—Nashville, TN—3rd & Lindsley*
January 30—Puerto Aventuras, Mexico—Hard Rock Hotel
February 6—Tampa, FL—Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea
*with The Record Company
For more information, please contact
Asha Goodman 615.320.7753 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co., email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.