The Old Memphis Kings with Melissa Summersell
December 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT$20.00
Tickets: $20 (Call 251-367-4599 to reserve)
The Old Memphis Kings were born several years ago in Old Memphis, AL under the tutelage of late bluesman Willie King. Now they’re reborn in Starkville, MI, with a sound all their own but still rooted in the dirty black prairie blues that their mentor taught them.
The Old Memphis Kings are just trying to spread the music and Willie King’s message of love and blues healing while not starving in the process.
The band currently has one self released album, Haven’t You Heard, available at CD Baby.
To learn more about The Old Memphis Kings, visit: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oldmemphiskings/
Melissa Summersell performed her originals in front of an audience for the first time at the age of 18 at the world famous Flora-Bama in Perdido Key, Alabama. The crowd loved it and she was hooked.
In the years that followed, she earned her degree in music, performed for countless audiences with large bands made up of some of Mobile, Alabama’s finest musicians and continued to build her business career off stage. It was a time for working and entertaining, not a time for creating so cover tunes and big stages were the tools of the day.
Being part of the first version of Hank Becker’s Boogie Chillin’ provided a rare opportunity for creativity between one-nighter gigs and helped energize her to continue to deliver for large audiences in closed venues helping them celebrate big events in their lives.
After 20 years of performing every weekend, it was time for a break. During her hiatus, Melissa has found her creative voice again and so has come full circle. Her evolution from singer to artist is just beginning and it promises to be exciting to watch.