MUDDY MAGNOLIAS’ BROKEN PEOPLE OUT TODAY TO WIDESPREAD ACCLAIM
October 14, 2016
DUO FEATURED AT VEVO’S DSCVR SERIES
ON TOUR NOW WITH THE RECORD COMPANY
“CALL MUDDY MAGNOLIAS ROCK, SOUL OR EVEN COUNTRY—THESE BIG VOICES WILL FILL WHATEVER SPACE OPENS UP TO THEM.” NPR MUSIC
“…A THRILLINGLY ORGANIC BLEND OF SEVENTIES FUNK, SEDUCTIVE R&B, COUNTRY ROOTS AND SOUL-SEARING GOSPEL MUSIC.” ROLLINGSTONE
Muddy Magnolias highly anticipated debut album, Broken People, is out today on Third Generation Records (purchase here).
In celebration of the release, the emerging duo was recently featured as part of VEVO’s dscvr series. Watch their in-studio performance of “Devil’s Teeth” HERE.
The band is currently in the midst of an extensive nationwide tour supporting The Record Company. See below for complete details.
Recent critical acclaim for Broken People…
“…merges soul and country on a shared foundation of gospel and blues. The women harmonize and take turns pushing one another as they sing about trouble and hope, love and compassion—both personal and public-spirited—as the songs build up until they all but demand singalongs.”—The New York Times
“Call Muddy Magnolias rock, soul or even country—these big voices will fill whatever space opens up to them.”—NPR Music
“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.”—NPR Music
“…a country, soul, and R&B cocktail…”—ELLE
“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.”—Nylon
“…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.”—Rolling Stone
“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…”—SPIN
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: Mary Caroline Russell
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