BMT's infusing 2023 with more live shows & a new album TBA!
ANNOUNCED December 2022: Blue Mother Tupelo Chosen as Music Artist of the Year by the Southland Music Line
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.
MORE ABOUT BMT
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.
SOME MORE ABOUT BMT
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.
DELTA LOW - MOUNTAIN HIGH
HEAVEN & EARTH
LOVE LIVE - 5 SONGS FROM THE ROAD
MY SIDE OF THE ROAD
WINTERTIME LOVE (EP)
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A Personal Note from Ricky & Micol:
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.
"... Their Southern Fried blues / Outlaw Gospel and Southern soul sound will go down well in the Derby City, with a Mississippi Delta feel and tight vocal harmonies. Micol Davis grew up with her preacher daddy singing Jimmy Reed songs for lullabies; Ricky Davis had a family that played country and rock 'n' roll. Both waded through the American musical canon on their way to the current group, so you might hear echoes of anything from the last hundred years." - Louisville Music News
"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. This album will win them awards." - Planet Weekly
"I can honestly say it's been a while since I have been as entertained with an album." - Music News Nashville
"If there’s one thing Ricky and Micol Davis (the husband-and-wife team behind Blue Mother Tupelo) know, it’s their harmonies. Their latest record, HEAVEN & EARTH, showcases the duo’s ability to play off of the other’s voice and their combined skills on everything from piano to banjo. The 14 songs are brimming with delta soul and Appalachian energy. "Tupelo" and "Always Lookin'" are back-and-forth duets that fall somewhere in the space between Johnny & June and an uncontrived version of Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock.
On the gritty "Give It Away /Hard Times", Micol’s voice brings to mind Bonnie Raitt and then Shawn Colvin or Patty Griffin on "Wandering Soul". Like a chameleon she blends with Ricky’s leads beautifully and can change styles on a dime when she takes a solo as in "High In The Sky". The traditional "I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down" shows the pair’s shared roots in the church. As for guests and friends on the album, "Hand In Hand" was co-written with Craig Fuller (Pure Prairie League, Little Feat), Molly Thomas adds violin to "The War" and "Gustard Bellue" includes Robin Roller (banjo), Sarah Pirkle (fiddle) and various members of the Davis’ extended family, and even the song’s subject, Gus the dog." - Uncommon Music