Band: On the Rise: A Concert of Musicians to Watch
Date: Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m.
Venue: The Steeple on St. Francis, 251 St. Francis St., thesteeplemobile.com
Tickets: $20, available through Eventbrite
Mobile Bay Magazine dedicates its September issue to the arts. To commemorate the occasion, this local monthly will be holding “On the Rise: A Concert of Musicians to Watch.” This lineup of Azalea City favorites will be a chance for the public to sample a plethora of homegrown sounds in The Steeple’s acoustic-friendly environment.
With her pristine, soulful vocals, Symone French has become a local favorite. In recent years Mobile has watched French gain momentum as a solo artist. Now she has taken her music to the next level with the formation of Symone French & the Trouille Troupe. Whether performing solo or with a band, French’s performances are always a treat.
Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Laurie Anne Armour will also be performing. This local artist has used her life experience as fuel for her creative fires. With her gentle delivery and poignant lyrics, each of the songs found on her EP, “Ebb and Flow,” is a passionate musical embrace. When she takes the stage at The Steeple, Armour will be introducing her audience to her latest single, “Led by the Light.”
For years, violinist/singer-songwriter Melody Duncan has been a constant in the local scene. Duncan has provided her talents for musical acts ranging from The Mulligan Brothers to Roman Street. This event will be a chance for Duncan to showcase her own material.
Wendell Kimbrough will provide original material from the spiritual side of life. This artist-in-residence/worship leader at the Church of the Apostles in Fairhope views his compositions more as psalms than songs. Kimbrough’s use of alt. country and folk elements gives his songs an edge in the world of inspirational music.
Nappie Award-winner Yeah, Probably will fill The Steeple with its rhythm and grooves. This Azalea City group specializes in fresh soul, funk and R&B sounds. Those unfamiliar with this band will fall in love with Yeah, Probably’s smooth live delivery and danceable originals.
The Marlow Boys complete the evening’s lineup. Marlow Boys have used two eclectic albums to gather a dedicated following. The Steeple crowd can expect a set filled with cuts from the band’s albums “Green Room, Vol. 1” and “Green Room, Vol. 2.”
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