Southern Avenue is a Memphis Soul/Blues/R&B fusion band who doesn’t sound like any other band. Their name comes from the Memphis street that runs furthest east of the city limits and runs all the way to “Soulsville” Stax Records. Stax is known for being part of the creation of Memphis Soul music (who featured artists like Booker T. & the M.G.s, Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Sam & Dave, The Staple Singers, and more).
The band is led by the Memphis-born vocalist Tierinii, sister of the drummer Tikyra Jackson. Ori Naftaly is an Israeli-born blues guitarists, and is well known as a soloist who started the band with the sisters, and are joined by the phenomenal keyboardists Jeremy Powell, who was an early graduate of Stax’s music academy. Southern Avenue has released their second album this past May, titled Keep On with Concord Records. They have been touring and promoting their newest album internationally.
One of their tour stops is the Turf Club in St. Paul, Sunday June 30th. Local MN blues-rock musician Ken Valdez will be opening for Southern Avenue. A few tickets are available here.
This group has recently returned from a European tour, and now is playing several festivals in North America such as Electric Forest in Michigan, Waterfront Blues Festival in Oregon, the Ottawa Blues festival in Ottawa Canada, and more.
Jun 27 The Old Rock House St. Louis, MO
Jun 28 Electric Forest Rothbury, MI
Jun 29 Electric Forest Rothbury, MI
Jun 30 Turf Club St. Paul, MN
Jul 3 Triple Door Seattle, WA
Jul 6 Waterfront Blues Festival Portland, OR
July 10 Club Café Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 11 Jams on the Sand Asbury Park, NJ
Jul 13 Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa, Canada
Jul 14 Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa, Canada
Jul 26 The Peach Music Festival Scranton, PA
Jul 28 Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton, Canada
Jul 31 Creekside Park Mad Creek, CO
Aug 1 Lander Live Lander, WY
Aug 2 Montrose Summer Music Series Montrose, CO
Aug 3 Snowbird Cool Air Concert Series Holladay, UT
Aug 4 Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesaplooza Mammoth Lakes, CA
Aug 6 Hotel Café Los Angeles, CA
Aug 8 Sweetwater Music Hall Mill Valley, CA
Aug 10 Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival Burnaby, Canada
Aug 16 The Square at Spirit Square Charlotte, NC
Aug 17 Music in the Blue Ridge Roseland, VA
Aug 22 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
Aug 23 Callaghans Irish Social Club Mobile, AL
Aug 24 Druid City Music Festival Tuscaloosa, AL
Aug 28 Rams Head on Stage Annapolis, MD
Aug 29 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Sep 5 Levitt Amp Middlesboro, KY
Sep 6 Woodlands Tavern Columbus, OH