Soul, R&B, Pop/Rock
The band that topped Yahoo!’s Top 10 Best New Acts of 2016 comes to Harvest! American music is a mile-wide river, and with the unlikely pairing of Jessy Wilson and Kallie North, Nashville’s Muddy Magnolias marks the launch of a great new vessel onto that waterway. Wilson, raised in Brooklyn, sang backup for Alicia Keys in her teens and then worked for four years with John Legend, and through him with legends like will.i.am and Kanye West. North was raised in southeast Texas, before moving with her husband to his native Mississippi, where she immersed herself in the spirited history of the Mississippi Delta. Together, North and Wilson are Muddy Magnolias, an overnight sensation thanks to standalone shows and bills with the likes of Gary Clark, Jr. and The Zac Brown Band. Muddy Magnolias cross genres effortlessly, showcasing two voices that soar together in a blending of cultures as electrifying as if Janis Joplin and Tina Turner, or Whitney Houston and Lee Ann Womack had joined forces. Simply amazing.