Susan Marshall is no stranger to the Memphis Made Music Community. She is one of the most accomplished musicians in the city having worked with everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Lenny Kravitz among many other notables. She also fronted The Mother Station in the '90s going on to carve an incredible path for her own solo project. So when she chooses to endorse and produce an artist, we definitely should listen closely. She's done just that with up-and-coming singer-songwriter McKenna Bray who got her real start on a dare from her family to try out for American Idol. Fortunately, she did get a callback and the opportunity did jump start her music career and led her to Susan. McKenna's new album Once In A Blue Moon will be released tonight at Lafayette's Music Room. The album was recorded at legendary Sam Phillips Recording with Jeff Powell engineering and Matt Ross Spang mixing the album. McKenna is quickly making folks within our great city and beyond pay attention to what Susan calls her "really unique and familiar voice, with an Appalachian pure tone". Have a listen to my two-part interview with the ladies below and visit Mckennabray.com to pick up the new album.
Go support both ladies tonight at 5:30p Lafayette's Music Room with Susan kicking off the show and McKenna's right after!