Hailing from Southwest Missouri and deeply inspired by the musical legacy of Memphis, Sister Lucille has turned the worlds of Blues, Roots and Soul on their collective head and created their own genre – Memphunk! The band’s musical genetics run wide and deep.
From lead singer Kimberly Dill’s Opry debut at the Ryman Auditorium as a teenager, opening for the legendary Kitty Wells, to the band’s Beale Street debut in 2014, the band breathes funk in to the Blues, stirs it with the soul of Gospel and tints it with an air of Country to forge a sound that’s distinctly American but universal in its appeal. Dill and Jamie Holdren (guitar/vocals) are both second-generation musicians, and their collective musical DNA is the fuel for Sister Lucille’s fire.
Building on the success of their debut album, Alive (winning the 2020 Blues Blast Award for Best Debut CD, a 22 month run on the Top 50 Blues-Rock Album Chart, and global charting airplay for all 11 songs on the record), the band teamed up with iconic Memphis producers Reba Russell and Dawn Hopkins to create their new album, Tell The World set for release on March 17th 2023.The record is deeply rooted in the Blues but stretches Sister Lucille's sonic universe in a myriad of directions to take their Memphunk sound to new heights. “We stuck to our roots by recording the entire album in Memphis” says Dill. “Giving Reba and Dawn complete control of all production this time around created many avenues for our creative juices to flow.” “On this record we focused more on the guitar being the only solo instrument to try and stay more authentic to our live sound” says Holdren. ‘Tell The World’ gives Sister Lucille fans a big dose of Blues medicine that is sure to sooth the soul!