Initially formed as a garage band between friends, they got their start on the local bar circuit after they auditioned for a gig at an open jam at Murky Waters Blues Club in Downtown Ocean Springs, MS. After playing three explosive songs back to back, they were immediately booked for a gig of their own at the Murky Waters in Gulfport, MS where they played to a packed house. Since then, they’ve spent the last three years paying their dues up and down the Mississippi Blues Trail
and surrounding states.
In three shorts years, Magnolia Bayou has been nominated in five separate categories for the MS Music Awards, including a write up in Hattiesburg, MS-based DIME magazine, given radio play in the Netherlands and was interviewed by Ireland Based Bourbon FM for a documentary about Music in the Southeastern US.
In April 2017, Magnolia Bayou began professionally recording their debut album. In May 2018, they released their album to a sold out crowd at Murky Waters blues club, in their hometown of Gulfport, MS. The album includes nuances of southern, psychedelic, funk and blues-based Rock n Roll. Listeners describe their look and sound as a throwback to the late 60’s and early 70’s when Rock N Roll was “epic”.
Magnolia Bayou is an independent group that self-funded and produced this debut album. It was recorded at Music Shed Studios in New Orleans, LA.
With the release, there has been positive reverberation among their rapidly growing and diverse fan base.