Southern Avenue, the first Memphis-based band signed to the legendary STAX Records in 40 years, effortlessly fuses soul, blues, and R&B for music that carries the Southern soul legacy into the 21st century. Combining the skills of a prodigiously talented set of young musicians who bring their individual backgrounds to the table, Southern Avenue spans the band members' wide-ranging musical interests in an live show that they've honed through extensive stage and studio experience.
On their self-titled 2017 debut album, the boundary-breaking combo sparked a one-band musical revolution, embodying an effortlessly organic soul/blues/R&B fusion that reflects the band members' diverse roots as well as their deep commitment to their chosen style. On their second album Keep On, set for release on May 10, 2019 via Concord Records, the dynamic outfit expands its gritty musical vision to embrace new musical challenges and a more expansive creative vision.
See why Southern Avenue’s boundary-breaking talents and electrifying chemistry has found them on festival stages in over a dozen countries and earned them a 2018 Blues Music Award.
Guitar phenom Ori Naftaly originally built his reputation in his native Israel before joining forces with deeply expressive Memphis-bred singer Tierinii Jackson and her subtly powerful drummer sister Tikyra Jackson. The band's lineup is rounded out by versatile keyboardist Jeremy Powell, an early alumnus of Stax Records' renowned music academy.