Grits & Soul

ARDENLAND PRESENTS

Grits & Soul

The Valley Roots, Honeyboy and Boots

Aug 20 Thursday

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Hal & Mal's

Jackson, MS

$8.00 - $10.00

Grits & Soul
Grits & Soul
At the heart of Grits & Soul are songcrafters Anna Kline and John Looney. They take the influences of mountain bluegrass and classic country and fuse it with those of Mississippi soul and blues. Over the past year they received coveted invitations to perform at Merlefest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Albino Skunk Festival, and Suwannee Springfest, to name a few.

On the heels of their 2013 Merlefest IBMA showcase and the release of their debut album, the duo continues to attract the attention of audiences in the Southeast. Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine gave the team a glowing review for their debut effort, calling Flood Waters" intriguing and enveloping." The recording highlights the collaboration of a gifted lyricist with a talented arranger, both with a shared sensibility of stirring melodies and powerful story lines.

Their voices blend together in seamless harmony. Their collaboration forges a powerful connection between hard-driving bluegrass, barroom honky tonk, Celtic, Southern gospel, and slow-burning blues. Working together for four years now, they continue to hone their sound and songs onstage together, logging thousands of highway miles and hundreds of performances.
The Valley Roots
The Valley Roots
Born out of a blend of modern rock and southern soul, The Valley Roots are leading the way in the new revitalization of the "Muscle Shoals Sound." Hailing from the Shoals area, The Valley Roots combine the best of the old and new schools in a unique sound that's fashioned from southern rock, funkadelic rhythms, and sweet soul music merging together. When The Valley Roots make music, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Honeyboy and Boots
Honeyboy and Boots
Honeyboy and Boots are Drew and Courtney Blackwell, a husband/wife guitar and cello duo, whose influences of traditional folk, alternative country, and Mississippi blues embody a true Americana sound. Drew's original, bluesy songs are complimented by Courtney's cello groove, which gives their funky folksy music a palpable energy and authenticity. They spend most of their time on the road, touring the South and beyond. Their two albums, Mississippi Duo and Waiting on a Song are available everywhere online.
Venue Information:
Hal & Mal's
200 Commerce St
Jackson, MS, 39201
http://www.halandmals.com/