Award-winning songwriter Kendra Sutton, lead singer of Kendra Sutton and the Bad Luck Boys, has been compared to Janis Joplin and Nora Jones. This rising star in the Birmingham music scene leads the band that bears her name in rocking toward national notoriety.
Band members include Sutton singing lead and playing piano; Jubal Dalzell playing cello, guitar and mandolin, and providing vocals; Brandon Cates playing bass guitar and providing vocals; and Mark Beasley playing drums and other percussion.
Sutton’s first solo piano/vocal album, “Soft Landing,” followed a year of playing and singing at open mic nights around Birmingham, AL.
Kendra Sutton and the Bad Luck Boys formed in 2006 and recorded its first album six months later.
Quickly becoming a fixture in the local music scene, the group has played a variety of venues, including Workplay, City Stages and the Alys Stephens Center , and played dozens of shows.
During recent performances, the band has played such crowd-pleasers as "Love Me, Love Me, Love Me," which earned Sutton the No.2 spot in a national songwriting competition.
A unique blend of soul, folk and blues, the band's new album "The Sun Sessions" is out now.
To learn more about Kendra Sutton and the Bad Luck boys, visit Kendra Sutton's Myspace page.
If you like what you see and want more, check out coverage of the band on WBHM Birmingham.
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Kendra Sutton and the Bad Luck Boys rock Workplay, June 2007.