Debut album out January 27 on Blue Barrel Records
(MEMPHIS, TN) – If you’ve been just about anywhere in Memphis lately – an outdoor festival, a craft beer tap room or a revived music hall, say – you’ve seen some incarnation of the Mighty Souls Brass Band. That rotating collection of musicians, anchored by Sean Murphy on sousaphone, will finally share its sound with the world outside Memphis with Lift Up!, out on Blue Barrel Records January 27, 2015.
Mighty Souls Brass Band isn’t a soul band, nor is it a funk band, a marching band, or a swing band. And yet, depending on where you catch them live, you’ll hear all of those influences, as well as more from around the globe, in the group’s music. “We’re not interested in just being a bunch of Memphis musicians playing New Orleans-style brass band music,” says Murphy. “We love that music, and we honor it. But we love Memphis music too, and world music, and we want to pay tribute to that history. And it’s a deep one.”