The Levit AMP concert series at New Albany’s Park-Along-the River finally caught a break with the weather, and the crowd was up. Memphis’ Marcella & Her Lovers performed to the largest crowd of the series on a moderate evening with the temperature in the mid to high 70s.
Marcella Simien, daughter of two-time Grammy winner Terry Simien entertained the crowd with her Memphis-based group that mixes the sounds of Zydeco, Louisiana Creole and Memphis soul to produce what the group refers to as “Swamp Soul.”
The group’s guitarist, David Cousar, is a Union County musician who has been performing for many years in the Memphis area.
Hannah Star, a young Memphis musician who also has local connections, was the opening act at tonight’s concert.
Next week’s Levitt AMP concert will be on Friday, due to the Freedom Fest activities being scheduled for Saturday.
On Friday, June 24th, the very popular Sam Mosley & the Muscle Shoals Horns will perform for the crowd. Sam always draws a large, appreciative crowd, so grab a chair and come early to get a good seat. His opening act will be Grace Askew, a former contestant on “The Voice.”
Those who are downtown this week in New Albany will notice preparations underway for the annual Freedom Fest, which will include a carnival midway, and feature the Confederate Railroad. Some of tonight’s crowd were already getting into the spirit, experimenting with the “zorb balls” which will be for rent over the next few days.