Mandy Lemons, winner of the 2015 Emissaries of Memphis Music Peoples Choice Award, and Sturgis Nikides, who recorded and toured with the legendary Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer, John Cale (of The Velvet Underground) - aka/Low Society - are blazing new trails on the stomping grounds of Blues Roots and Americana music. Texas Blues, Memphis Rock 'N Soul and a healthy dose of New York attitude help define the sound and spirit of their music. Their recordings have received critical acclaim world-wide, including numerous best of lists. Their albums have placed on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Blues & Top 50 Blues-Rock Album Charts as well as the prestigious Living Blues Magazine Top 25 Radio Chart. Sirius XM B.B. King's Bluesville has had their music in heavy rotation since the beginning of 2015 starting with their 2nd album 'You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down', and now continuing with their 3rd and latest release, 'Sanctified'.
Among their hundreds of live shows, Low Society has appeared at Clarksdale Mississippi's Juke Joint Festival 5 times, the 2012 BluesAlive Festival in the Czech Republic & Poland, and the prestigious 2015 Lucerne Blues Festival. They have also been regular performers on Beale Street since moving to Memphis.
The NEW album SANCTIFIED is a trans-Atlantic production with native Belgians Jacky Verstraeten on bass and Bart De Bruecker on drums (http://www.rawblues.be/), as well as Memphis legend Rick Steff back on the keys
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“The two pack a naked pathos into a Plutonium suitcase, detonating it in slow motion as Sturgis Nikides delivers a measured and studied introduction, leading his new rhythm section into a slow and determined momentum upon which Mandy Lemons can lay her sack-o-woe. Sure Memphis has Barbeque, Stax, and The King...but come to Memphis to see this band... ”
C. Michael Bailey, www.allaboutjazz.com 6/5/2016