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An Intimate Evening with Grace Askew and Melissa Summersell
March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT$20
Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599
makes her return to Mobile’s beloved Listening Room for an acoustic set!!
Full-time songwriter and tumbleweed.
Inspired by diesel, denim, open road, and caffeine.
Currently in a 365 song-a-day challenge for the entirety of 2018. #365songchallenge
Motto: Creativity is a muscle, dare to suck.
Spin calls her “astoundingly defiant.” Rolling Stone calls her “sultry” while praising her “raw, real and righteous” songwriting.
With 6 studio albums and nearly a decade of touring under her belt, Grace has solidified herself as a relentlessly creative artist and a powerhouse of talent. She cut her first records at the legendary Ardent Studios & Sun Studios in Memphis, and has been a regular on the singer-songwriter circuit. She mostly hits the road accompanied only by her truck, Wanda, though she has also joined the likes of James McMurtry, Leon Russell, Marty Stuart, T-Model Ford, Jesse Winchester, Lisa Marie Presley, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Colter Wall, and Hayes Carll. She took home 1st place in the Unsigned Only, International, and John Lennon Songwriting Contests and made it to the final 32 on Season 4 of The Voice in 2013.
With hopes of having established artists record her songs, Melissa Summersell has made her first record, Bare and Fully Dressed. It’s a 2-disk project with 10 brand new songs she’s written and recorded 2 ways. There are a total of 20 tunes so you’re sure to find something you love. This is Traditional Roots Country. Melissa describes it as traditional eclectic with a lean toward twang. Whatever it is, it’s nostalgic, real, down-to-earth and it’s a dancin’ in the kitchen record from start to finish. She had the time of her life creating it for you and is thrilled that it’s ready to share.
Bare features the writer’s cuts with mostly just guitar and vocals by Melissa with a few surprises thrown in. (She plays percussion, washboard, jug, kazoo, triangle and harmonica on Bare too!) It was engineered and produced by Ray Norman at Dogwood Studio in Mobile, Alabama with Melissa co-producing. Norman produces music and sound design, is a voiceover artist, a writer, and a multi instrumentalist known for his imaginative vision and direction.
Fully Dressed has the fully produced version of the same 10 songs. It was created with her co-producer, Anthony Crawford, at Admiral Bean Studio in Loxley, Alabama with Anthony engineering and bringing his signature licks and beautiful arrangements to the project and playing all the instruments. (Melissa plays guitar and washboard on a couple of the tunes.) Crawford has toured with the likes of Neil Young, Steve Winwood and Dwight Yoakam, among others, and has several cuts under his belt. A multitalented singer, writer, producer and musician, Anthony is one half of the acclaimed duo, Sugarcane Jane, along with his wife Savana Crawford. Both Anthony and Savana are members of the nationally touring Americana supergroup, Willie SugarCapps.
It’s a unique, inventive project that you’ll want to hear again and again.
To get show notifications and more, visit Melissa’s website: melissasummersell.com