MUDDY MAGNOLIAS’ BROKEN PEOPLE OUT NOW TO WIDESPREAD ACCLAIM
DUO FEATURED AT VEVO’S DSCVR SERIES
“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.” –ROLLING STONE
Muddy Magnolias highly anticipated debut album, Broken People, is out now 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.
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.
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.
For more information, please contact Asha Goodman 615.320.7753 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.
BROKEN PEOPLE TRACK LIST
1. Broken People
2. Brother, What Happened?
3. Got It Goin’ On
4. Why Don’t You Stay?
5. Take Me Home
6. Shine On!
7. It Ain’t Easy
8. I Need A Man
9. Devil’s Teeth
11. Leave It To The Sky (featuring John Legend)
MUDDY MAGNOLIAS CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
*with The Record Company
January 26 /// Houston, TX /// Bronze Peacock
January 27 /// Dallas, TX /// Sundown at Granada
January 30 /// Puerto Aventuras, Mexico /// Hard Rock Hotel
February 6 /// Tampa, FL /// Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea
February 21 /// Decatur, GA /// Eddie’s Attic
February 22 /// Chattanooga, TN /// The Revelry Room
March 9 /// Savannah, GA /// Savannah Stopover