Happy street date 5/10/19 to Concord recording artists Southern Avenue!

It’s a pleasure to work with this exceptionally talented, hard working crew from Memphis.   Their wonderful sophomore release Keep On is in stores today and you can catch their stunning live show all over the place – tour dates here.

For now, check out these delicious media quotes:

SOUTHERN AVENUE

Keep On

PRESS QUOTES as of May 10, 2019

Keep On was meticulously crafted to showcase the band members’ wide-ranging musical interests and powerful chemistry that they’ve honed through their extensive stage experience… The fusion of these talented musicians, each with diverse backgrounds and musical interests, results in a gritty, soulful sound that is unique to Southern Avenue.” – BLACK GROOVES

“We expect Southern Avenue to make another leap toward fame with their second album, Keep On…The dynamic outfit has expanded its vision to embrace new musical challenges, and these prodigiously talented young musicians have met them all.” – ELMORE MAGAZINE 

On Keep On the young quartet brings a refreshing approach to soul/blues/R&B for these contemporary times…Most listeners need only hear a couple of tunes before yearning to see this band live… Southern Avenue’s trajectory will grow steeper with this (album).” – GLIDE MAGAZINE

“Jive” is a snappy new tune off of Keep On…Southern Avenue arranged their vocal overlays and harmonies with precision and meticulous thought, resulting in a beautiful sonic landscape, offering insight to the band’s vast, worldly influences.” — LIVE FOR LIVE MUSIC 

 “As the first Memphis act signed to Stax Records in five decades, soul-blues combo Southern Avenue has shouldered a heavy load in terms of expectations and history. They continue to do that legacy proud on their forthcoming sophomore LP, “Keep On.” (out May 10 via Concord Records). – MEMPHIS COMMERCIAL APPEAL

“Of all the threads of blues and soul woven through this year’s Beale Street Music Festival, few have been more inspiring than Memphis’ own Southern Avenue. From the beginning, they’ve struck many as marking a watershed moment, not only for their youthful enthusiasm for older forms, but as a flagship act for the briefly revitalized Stax label.  Since their first gig in September of 2015, they’ve gone from success to success, to the point where an appearance at Memphis in May’s musical extravaganza is the norm, not the exception.” – MEMPHIS FLYER

 “Southern Avenue has a real path to greatness…Their sound is a modernesque Memphis take on rhythm & blues a la Stax and Hi Records, careful to never look too far back in how they approach these new recordings…Tierinii Jackson is full-tilt on the future… ‘We’re Gonna Make It,’ is such a time-stopping example of deep soul that it’s obvious why it comes at the end.” – MORTON REPORT

 “With Keep On, Southern Avenue reaches out to a new generation of soulsters while preserving the tradition of Stax and Memphis soul. These songs flow deep down into our hearts and bones, moving us in ways we never expected to be moved (or perhaps we refused to let ourselves be moved), the way that all great soul music continues to move us. Like many great soul songs, too, these songs urge us to see the glimmers of hope in our darkness and to embrace those around us in the arms of love.” – NO DEPRESSION

 “(A)…confident follow-up to their self-titled 2017 debut, polished with dynamic performances…that comfortably occupy the nexus of blues, R&B and gospel.”

— PASADENA WEEKLY

“Keep On reminds us of the power of the ensemble and serves as an important example of how the past can shine a bright light on the future…”Savior,” the latest single from the new collection, offers listeners a glimpse of the collective’s soulful and seeking nature.” — POP MATTERS

 “…A solid potion of musical magic…There is a Beyoncé sparkle found in Jackson’s voice…so many genres of soul, rhythm and blues and spirited selections that duly impress…” – RAGE MONTHLY

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