"Sock It To Me" A Soulful Celebration of the Music of Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Saturday August 2, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Featuring Amy Black and Sarah Borges!!
In this review show, Boston-based songwriters and vocal powerhouses Amy Black and Sarah Borges perform classic songs originally recorded in Muscle Shoals, by Otis Reading, Wilson Pickett, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Lou Rawls and others, as well as a few originals that embody the spirit and soul of Muscle Shoals. Don't miss this powerful night of music!
This show, recently performed in Boston; Portland, Maine and Muscle Shoals, AL was created by Amy Black after releasing a four-song EP "The Muscle Shoals Session" recorded this summer in Muscle Shoals, her family's home place, with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Spooner Oldham, keys player for Aretha Franklin, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and many others.
ABOUT AMY BLACK - Amy Black is a singer/songwriter with storytelling and Southern tradition in her blood. In record time, she’s become one of the most sought after acts in the East sharing stages with Chris Isaak, The Courtyard Hounds, Rodney Crowell, and Emmylou Harris and headlining at top venues. In addition to "The Muscle Shoals Session," on February 4, 2014 she released "This Is Home," a full album of original music recorded in Nashville that the Boston Globe calls, "an effortless blend of roots, country, and blues – with a touch of R&B – and further establishes Black’s songwriting abilities.”
ABOUT SARAH BORGES - To watch Sarah Borges strut and howl onstage is to participate in rock ‘n’ roll communion, all glistening sweat and high kicks, soul-shaking and sassy antics. This same raucous energy shoots through her fourth studio album, "Radio Sweetheart", which is a statement of Borges’ future as much as it is a reflection of her past. Funded entirely by fans, the new album is a sea change marking a split from both Sugar Hill Records and her longtime band the Broken Singles, set in motion by a road weariness, six years of constant touring and the home-is-where-the-heart-is lure of brand new motherhood.
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