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Stories & Songs w/ LA Armour, Melissa Summersell, & Lane Fisher
June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT$20
Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599
Laurie Anne Armour, nicknamed LA by her friends, was raised on the shores of Mobile Bay in the Hollinger’s Island community. She grew up learning piano, fiddle, and woodwinds and realized her love for the guitar as a young teen. She performed in the praise band at her church, in concert and marching band at school, and as a solo artist on occasions.
LA began writing songs, performing at open mic nights, and playing gigs at coffee houses and restaurants around Mobile before she was 20. She does a wide variety of cover songs as she continues to write and perform her own originals.
Musical influences range from The Beatles to Lauren Daigle, Bonnie Raitt to Sara Bareilles, and Otis Redding to Lisa Mills.
Her solo style might be described as Contemporary Folk, with her songs drawn from and influenced by her life experiences. She sings about hope, love, passion, loss, sadness, and the strength and will to overcome, with all of it, shaded by faith.
She regularly performs with the praise band at her church and has been a Nappie Awards finalist in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Her first EP is entitled Ebb and Flow.
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 versions of the same 10 songs. It was created with her co-producer, Anthony Crawford, at Admiral Bean Studio in Loxley, Alabama with Anthony engineering, bringing his amazing musicianship to the project, playing more instruments than the law allows, and adding signature licks to the songs that bring out their personalities beautifully. Crawford has toured with the likes of Neil Young, Steve Winwood and Dwight Yoakam, among others, and has several cuts under his belt. A multi-talented 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.
Bare & Fully Dressed is 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
Saraland native Lane Fisher has been known to play with several acts in the Mobile area in the early 2000’s. He has since found his own voice as a Folk/Americana songwriter with a recognizably different blend of something old and familiar with something new and refreshing.