Muscle Shoals Review: Featuring Amy Black & Sarah Borges

8:00 pm

July 5, 2015

7:30pm doors/8pm show – $10 advance/$12 door

Join powerhouse singers Amy Black and Sarah Borges for a soulful celebration of the incredible music that came out of Muscle Shoals, Alabama in the 1960s and 70s. Together, with a full band, they will perform classic songs originally recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama by Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Lou Rawls, Bob Dylan and many others, as well as a few originals that embody the spirit and soul of Muscle Shoals.
Amy Black:Singer/songwriter Amy Black is based in Boston, but has Southern blood with roots in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. With two critically acclaimed albums of original music to her name, she was inspired to create this revue show after releasing a four-song EP “The Muscle Shoals Session” recorded last summer in Muscle Shoals, AL with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Spooner Oldham, a keys player known for his contribution to the music of Aretha Franklin, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and many others. In January 2015, Amy returned to Muscle Shoals with Spooner and an all star band to turn the EP into a full length album that includes classic covers and new originals. The “Muscle Shoals Sessions” album will be released June 9, 2015. 
Sarah Borges:Sarah Borges has been entertaining audiences for years with her diverse brand of punk-inflected noir-rock. She cuts an alluring figure onstage, and was seemingly born to play rock ‘n’ roll. Her latest album, “Radio Sweetheart,” was produced by Steve Berlin, best known as keyboardist and saxophonist for the similarly roots-music mining Chicano-rock group Los Lobos. Based in Boston, Sarah has drawn praise from the most elitist of music scribes from Rolling Stone, The New York Times, USA Today, Creative Loafing, The Boston Globe, and is known for delivering memorable live performances.