Old Trace Records via Malaco Music Group of Jackson, Mississippi is proud to present one of their newest artists on the Label. Chad Wesley, 32 year old Blues-Rock Singer-Guitarist is Mississippi’s fastest rising star with a high energy show and a blend of soulful music that will keep you on your feet. Though recently signing with Old Trace/Malaco, Wesley has been a staple in the southeastern music circuit for the last 10 years frequenting many live music venues, festivals and concert stages opening for major acts such as George Clinton (at The Mississippi Coliseum), Eric Johnson, Drivin n’ Cryin, and just recently Cowboy Mouth at Duling Hall in The Fondren District of Mid-Town Jackson, MS. His NEW ALBUM Bluezy is set to release October 26th, 2018 with the lead single “Shake” dropping in September of 2018. You can find more of Wesley’s music streaming in apps such as Apple Music, Spotify, GooglePlay, Amazon Music & Shazam. You can also check out Wesley’s music videos through Youtube & Vevo.
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 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.