Ricky & Micol Davis are a soulful husband-and-wife songwriting team who perform and record as Blue Mother Tupelo. the music they create is full of paint-peeled, timeworn truth that shines with driving melodies and sweet, southern tones. Between their tight harmonies and authentically-spun lyrics, the Davis' take listeners down dirt roads to swamp land … to places draped in lace, covered in burlap, bathed in sunlight or shadowed by night. It's American roots music that's as ready for radio as it is for next Friday's barn dance.
Both Ricky and Micol came by their musical inclinations honestly. Micol, a Memphis-born preacher's daughter, polished her natural talents as vocalist, pianist and writer in Mississippi and Tennessee church choirs and the like. Eventually she earned her degree in music from the University of Tennessee and set out to make a living making music. Ricky's musical family roots set him on the path at a young age. Inspired by rootsy family jam sessions, he was drumming and strumming by the age of 7 and playing in just about every kind and style of band imaginable by his teen years. He studied Recording Industry Management from Middle Tennessee State University and his earned his stripes by forming and playing in a handful of working bands prior to BMT.
Ricky and Micol met in the vibrant music scene in Knoxville, Tennessee. A shared love of music proved to run much deeper; the pair married in 1994 and formed Blue Mother Tupelo a year later. They've been making beautiful music together ever since. Blue Mother Tupelo's sound is a Southern Soul stew with Universal appeal - Mississippi stomp, earthy funk, bittersweet melancholy, sunny Soul-Rock, Appalachian attitude.
"The South has a sound, and if you want to hear it, give a listen to Blue Mother Tupelo." - Sheena Barnett - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
"... Soulful, harmonic, mountain-blues vocals. I love their rustic, earthy, gritty, groove-soaked sound. individualistic & ear-opening." -Robert K. Oermann - Music Row Magazine
"Blue Mother Tupelo is quite possibly the best husband & wife duo you've never heard of." -Jewly Hight - PASTE Magazine
"Super songs played by super musicians. It's soulful/bluesy with Southern Rock, classic country, gospel and even a bit of adult album alternative (AAA) influences." Planet Weekly
"I can honestly say it's been a while since I have been as entertained with an album." Music News Nashville
"The free-spirited couple doles out roots-rock in the true American songwriting tradition." The Trades
"The chemistry that exists in their personal life carries over to the music. BMT is at the top of their game." Pittsburgh Daily News
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