Gina Coleman & The Misty Blues, Mandy Rowden, Logan Magness

Gina Coleman & The Misty Blues

Mandy Rowden

Logan Magness

Tue · April 17, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Gina Coleman & The Misty Blues
Gina Coleman & The Misty Blues
Blues and Blues Infused Folk, Gospel, Classic Rock and Funk from Williamstown, MA

Band founder and lead singer, Gina Coleman, entered the music scene in the early 90’s as the lead singer of the folk/rock group Cole-Connection. It wasn’t until 1999 when she played a gospel singer in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of A Raisin In The Sun that she was steered down the path of blues. The lead actor in the production, Rubin Santiago-Hudson, told Coleman that he felt her voice was well suited to sing classic blues. This sentiment was echoed by actor/singer, Mandy Patinkin, who sought her out after seeing the opening performance of the production. After actress Gwyneth Paltrow commented on her performance, Coleman knew a musical shift was imminent. Guitarist Jason Webster and bassist Bill Patriquin from Cole-Connection were on board and thus began Misty Blues.
With a deficit of blues music in the Berkshires at the time, they felt the musical change would be well received. Misty Blues pays homage to the older blues made popular by the bold and brassy women of its time, while still paying respect to classic male artists of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. The band hasn’t completely abandoned their musical roots; they frequently perform classic rock and folk tunes infused with a healthy dose of the blues. Over the years, Misty Blues has produced four albums, Electric Juke Joint features classic blues renditions, Roadhouse Revival is a danceable twist on traditional gospel music, Between The Stacks their completely original album with Charles Neville on sax, and With All Due Respect which pays homage to some of the earliest blues music ever written. The core members are Gina Coleman, Jason Webster, Bill Patriquin, Jeff Dudziak, Benny Kohn and Rob Tatten. The band has been fortunate enough to perform with some great musicians in the Berkshires and beyond including Charles Neville, of the legendary Neville Brothers, Matt Berger, Aaron Dean, Jake Keplinger and Dave Vittone.
Mandy Rowden
Mandy Rowden
Americana / Singer-songwriter from Austin TX

"Right up there in Lucinda Williams territory" - No Depression

"Kicks butt with her pen." - Austin Chronicle

"Rowden tells it like it is over a wiry brand of alt-country, singing in a low-key, sleepily sensual voice that calls to mind Kim Richey or Lucinda Williams." - Charleston City Paper

Mandy Rowden is an Austin and Nashville-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and the creator of Girl Guitar, a women’s guitar school and rock camp that is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary this year. Mandy played classical violin and piano through college, where she began writing songs and has since worked and toured playing guitar, bass, keys, drums, fiddle, mandolin, and harmonica. Besides teaching and touring, Mandy is the resident musician at Lucky Star Art Camp and a contributing songwriter for Songs For The Soul. Her first full-length studio album ‘These Bad Habits’ (2015) featured Grammy winner Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks) and Grammy nominee Redd Volkaert (Merle Haggard) and was voted #2 Album of the Year in the Austin Chronicle Music Poll; since then she has placed in the Top Ten as Musician of the Year as well as Songwriter, Female Vocalist, Album, and Song of the Year. In March of 2017 Mandy signed with Howlin’ Dog Records and will release her next album in 2018.

*Finalist, Great American Song Contest 2017 for 'Big Moon'

*Austin Chronicle Music Poll Top Ten, 2017
-Musician of the Year
-Songwriter of the Year
-Female Vocalist of the Year
-Album of the Year (1,000 Miles)
-Song of the Year (Let Me In)

*2016 Regional Performer - Kerrville Folk Festival

*2016 Songwriter Serenade Semi-Finalist

*#2 Album of the Year (These Bad Habits) - Austin Chronicle Music Poll, 2016
Logan Magness
Logan Magness
Alt-Country, Americana from Memphis TN

Logan Magness was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, a town steeped in musical heritage, and home to the most infamous recording studios in the world, but it wasn’t until moving to San Francisco after college that Magness became serious about songwriting. A self-taught singer and guitarist with a smooth, shut-up-and-listen tenor, Magness found comfort in the solitude of his tiny studio apartment, “It just happened, like I was struck by something and became obsessed with songs. I couldn’t stop writing and I fell in love with the craft, how personal it could be. I haven’t listened to music the same since. It’s a blessing and a curse.”

Memphis on My Mind is the debut LP from Magness, an introspective look back at 5 years spent living in San Francisco, falling both in and out of love with the people and city around him. “The perspective matured as I did, and I think that comes through on the second half of the record. Side A is self-critical, l was finding out what was important to me and as a result consciously uprooting thing that weren’t intended. The narrative unravels and then sort of stitches itself back together by the end. That wasn’t intentional, it was just me, so yeah, it’s personal.”

Memphis On My Mind was recorded at Prairie Sun Studios (Tom Waits, The Mountain Goats) in Cotati, CA and engineered by Nate Nauseda. Tracked predominantly live and rich with analog tones, the album recalls the warmth and fidelity of garage rock records of yore.
“Everything was tracked in 5 days, I couldn’t afford downtime in the studio anyway. I knew I wanted things to have a live feel, so it was just dialing in the tones and trying to capture the performance. It was a no-frills approach, the last thing I wanted to do was lose sight of the songs.” he added.

Don’t let the debut moniker fool you, this is inspired songwriting, brooding and intimate yet upbeat, not a word wasted. In Magness listeners will find a unique and poignant narrative voice beaming with potential. “Lately I find myself constantly breaking down mental barriers. Lyrics come to mind and I’ll have this natural inclination to reject them because they may come off too mean or personal. I’ve been able to step back and consciously say to myself ‘no, that’s exactly what you meant to say’. It’s a continuous learning process and honestly so rewarding. Being humble in your growth, feeling like you’ve said what you wanted to say and then having that connect with someone else, there’s no better feeling.”

The title track and fitting end of Memphis on My Mind finds Magness coming to terms, taking a step back and realizing a chapter closing. His relocation back to Memphis at the end of 2017 opens the next. “My priorities changed and with that so did my needs. I came to the realization that I wouldn’t be happy in life doing anything but music. San Francisco taught me to be myself and I love it for that, but it was time to come home.”

For fans of Jason Isbell, Josh Ritter, Ryan Adams, Jeff Tweedy
Venue Information:
The Nick
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205