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The WDVX Big Plate – 6/30 – Blue Mother Tupelo

June 30, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Blue Mother Tupelo is Ricky & Micol (pronounced “Michael” Anne) Davis. Energetic & soul-stirring, BMT has a natural way of sharing their music in a celebration of real-life that can be authentically raucous, worshipful, & tender.

Rising up from the bluffs of Memphis and the mountains of east Tennessee, through the Mississippi Delta, Nashville & now Como, MS, Blue Mother Tupelo oozes a deep kind of blue southern soul & roots rock sound that’s been described as truly Americana.

Life for (The) Blue Mother Tupelo began in Knoxville, Tennessee as a duo in 1995, melding into various experimental configurations, from first performances at open-mic nights to a blues-rock electric quartet then on to a kind of acoustic driven soulful country blues duo.

2020 found Blue Mother Tupelo celebrating 25 years of music together. 2021 found BMT continuing along pretty quietly in conjunction with pandemic hurdles. 2022 resounded with Love, Soul & a successful crowd-funding campaign in support of 2023’s new album to be released mid-year!

Blue Mother Tupelo was chosen as 2022’s Music Artist Of The Year by The Southland Music Line. Read the article HERE.

Ricky & Micol moved to Hendersonville, TN – on the edge of Nashville in 1998 as they lived, worked, & toured – writing songs and recording for 21 years until heading to the quieter cusp of the North Mississippi hill country near the Delta just south of Memphis. Como, Mississippi is now called home.

Peaks & valleys, sweet memories & some difficult lessons, life’s highs & lows … all are the realistic, rhythmical landscape for our song lyrics that find us landing on our feet, still soaring on the melodic wings of a spiritual kind of harmonic flow. You’ll likely always find a positive edge, though; through the boogie, on the fly, flowing through the sweat, tears & joy.

We are ramblers of the musical soul, sometimes in pure, cool agreement & sometimes in an energetic counterpoint. Seeking honest self-connection, we sing & we play knowing that the wavelengths can reach far beyond ourselves. Our music is meant for You & from our life Source.

It’s always a gift to share the stage with other musicians who become like family, sometimes having traveled many days in a row together on tour & others a night at a time. Currently it’s more often the 2 of us connected by a tie that binds our gypsy hearts.

Some folks have had us on their recordings, several of which might be some of your favorite performers & others whom are not familiar to the mainstream. Most of our songs are self-penned but we’ve written songs with beautifully gifted songwriters, shared stages with some of our heroes, had songs in movies & on soundtracks, our voices on commercials & TV, played in juke joints, stages big & small, honky tonks, at festivals, writers’ rounds, happy hours, & even busking on the streets.

We count each experience a blessing. It’s an honor to share your presence.



June 30, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States
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