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Magness’ upcoming album, Love Is an Army, is brilliantly crafted and a bridge between the past and present. It blends echoes of classic soul and Americana music with timeless themes of love and the contemporary sound of protest.
Love Is an Army’s dozen songs reverberate with the character of the enduring Memphis Rhythm & Blues patented by the Stax and Hi Records studios, especially in tracks like “Back to Blue,” and “Hammer,” featuring Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica. The title number is a duet with Texas singer-songwriter Bryan Stephens, and “On and On,” showcases Poco frontman Rusty Young on pedal steel guitar. Like Magness, both Stephens and Young are on Blue Élan Records.
Other guests include the legendary Grammy-winning R&B singer Delbert McClinton, Grammy-nominated Mississippi hill-country blues torchbearer Cedric Burnside, and Americana Music Award-nominated bluegrass guitar and banjo virtuoso Courtney Hartman from the band Della Mae.