January Jams Presents: Muddy Magnolias
Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre
Muddy Magnolias is a Nashville, Tennessee based rock band fronted by Brooklyn native Jessy Wilson. After landing in Nashville four years ago to further explore her career in songwriting, Wilson formed Muddy Magnolias—a raw, soulful extension of blues roots rock. Her essence on stage embodies her most beloved influences- Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner. The band found quick success touring with Gary Clark Jr., Zac Brown Band, Grace Potter, Record Company and debuting at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits music festival and more. Their debut album “Broken People” was release in October 2016 and was praised by New York Times, NPR and named number one on Yahoo’s “10 best new artists of 2016”.
Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats
Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats formed in Asheville NC as a street busking project in late 2011. Revered for their high energy live shows, dynamic musicianship & Scotchie’s larger than life stage presence, the band has continued to crafttheir hard driving styleof rock &blues and are dedicated to building their musical family everywhere they go. Consistent studio recordings, year round touring, earnest songwriting & sharing show bills with legends such as Sonny Landreth, Blind Boys of Alabama, Drivin N Cryin and Bettye Lavette has made Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats one of the industry’s must-watch bands.
Voted the # 1 Rock N Roll band in WNC by Mountain Xpress Magazine 2015& 2016
Charlotte NC Music Awards (Blues) winner (2014) and Hollywood Music in Media Blues Award Nominee (2014)
Tickets: $20 or buy Weekend tickets for $70 (Muddy Magnolias on Jan. 26 and Booker T. on Jan. 27).
Opener: Andrew Scotchie and The River Rats