Sunday, September 13, 2009

Steel Magnolia @ Joe's bar

The latest season of CMT's Can You Duet came to an end in August and the duo consisting of Megan Linsey and Josh Jones who call themselves Steel Magnolia opened up for Jack Ingram at Joe's bar in Chicago. Steel Magnolia were signed to Scott Borchetta's label Big Machine records who was also one of the judges of the show. The label also has Jack Ingram and a young singer and songwriter maybe you have heard of, Taylor Swift. Megan is a former karaoke host at the Buck wild saloon which is across from the Wild horse saloon in Nashville since moving from New Orleans and Josh Jones stopped in one night and after requesting a song, they hit it off and began dating.
Josh was running out of luck trying to make it in Los Angeles and returned to his Midwestern roots (he is from Charleston Illinois) and moved to Nashville. Megan has a great voice with a good bluesy streak to it and Josh is pretty adept on the acoustic guitar. You can hear in their harmonies that they have had time to sing together before being talked into auditioning for the show. Their first single "Keep on loving you" which by the way is not a cover of the REO Speedwagon song is on radio now and they performed it and even a Waylon Jennings song. The place was packed for Jack and the audience was very receptive to Steel Magnolia even without a band behind them. Click on the title of this post to view more photos from the show.

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