Jamell Richardson, “The Gulf Coast Blues Boy” and winner of 92 ZEW’s 2015 Reach the Beach competition, performed with his band at Hangout Fest last month to an enthusiastic crowd. Richardson even took time out to pay homage to the late B.B. King, whose death had been announced just hours earlier. Richardson’s blistering performance of an extended version of “The Thrill is Gone” is available to view on YouTube.But in case you missed it, locals can experience Richardson in Mobile at 92 ZEW’s next Second Tuesday concert. Richardson and his band will appear Tuesday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at a new venue for Second Tuesday concerts, the Azalea Manor at 751 Dauphin St. The concert series is free.
Great Peacock struts back with new members
When Great Peacock made their Callaghan’s debut, regulars instantly fell in love with their earthy brand of modern folk. Great Peacock has made the Azalea City a regular stop, and have attracted more fans with each Callaghan’s performance. The band has also increased in numbers, with Nick Recio and Ben Cunningham joining founding members Blount Floyd and Andrew Nelson. The new lineup returns to Callaghan’s Friday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Great Peacock will feature songs from their full-length debut, “Making Ghosts.” For this project, Great Peacock brought in Nashville producer Dan Fernandez and Birmingham notable Les Nuby III (Verbena, Vulture Whale), but kept a hand in some of the production. From the opening title track, it’s clear Great Peacock made a good decision to continue creating dreamy aural snapshots of the modern South. The title track is a great example of where current alt. country should be. Expert harmonies are joined with a sound that doesn’t quite cross the genre line enough to be called country. If there is one contrast to the band’s initial EP offering, it’s the excellent production. The live delivery of this album should be just as appealing.
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