Taking their name from the small town in Mississippi, these two sisters and cousin have a couple of albums out on Daptone and are over here promoting their latest ‘Move Upstairs’. It’s pure Gospel plain and simple. As we find out more about these ladies over the course of the evening, where they share a number of tragic life stories, what I find remarkable is they still have complete faith and belief in the man upstairs looking after them.
It’s a simple setup tonight with just the three of them starting the show acapella and then later joined by a drummer and guitarist to provide the beats behind their remarkable voices. What is interesting is that the three voices do not blend in perfect harmony together but their differences somehow complement and produce that overall stunning sound. What is clear is that these ladies are not for messin and the passion and belief in what they are singing about is abundantly clear.
This is demonstrated no better than when Angelia Taylor takes centre stage and lead vocal. The power and force behind the voice is incredible to watch and listen and there is literally nothing left on stage. It’s a stunning solo performance and even more so when she tells us she was shot in the chest two months ago in a drive by shooting.
After ninety minutes the band leave and we are left with an unaccompanied performance of Amazing Grace to end the show. As impressive as these ladies are, the songs are a little samey and often outstay their welcome a bit but don’t let that detract from a stunning experience. It’s not like I didn’t know what the subject matter was going to be.
I may not have the faith but I am certainly a believer in these ladies.
Keep on gospel rockin y’all