I got the chance to speak with the Members of Southern Halo, a great Trio of sisters from the Mississippi Delta. On the phone with me were Hannah, who plays bass, and the drummer of the group, Christina. Natalia, was not on the call but equally represented. I met the group at “Chillin on the Lucie” festival event, and watched them play…. They were wonderful! So, we made plans for a phone chat.
A little background about the group, they are on the cusp of emerging from their teens into that all encompassing, adulthood. But I have to tell you , they were poised, mature, and professional. Being from the “delta” area of the country they mentioned that they started out as a Blues group, but then transitioned to Country. Of course the next question was: Have you been to Nashville? (which they have, but by now you know my love of that city), and yes, they are based out of there and home in Mississippi. In fact, they were there to play some local gigs for the people back home and they were very excited about it. They tour the country with their Mom and Dad, playing in places like, Florida, Texas, Arizona, and doing the summer festival route. A highlight performance of their tour is going to be at The Grammy Museum in Cleveland on October 18. The girls were extremely excited about that.
Southern Halo has a Second new album out called, “Just Like in The Movies” and it is actually a concept album, it tells the story of their experiences being young, teenagers, growing up in the Delta and Southern Life. There are 14 songs on the album, and listening in order, you understand their message, just like a movie! New SIngle “I think too much”
The girls impressed me the most when they told me they were involved with “High School Nation” This is a program and tour that brings various young and up and coming music groups to High schools across the country. The inspiration is to keep music and the arts up and front in schools. You can read more about the tour and how it works at : www.HighSchoolNation.com.
Listening to the album today, I heard the perfect harmonies of the girls, the pitch was spot on and even got a little Taylor Swift feel. It is the perfect combo. And the family travels together. Just perfection!!