Album Review: Lady Wray – Queen Alone

“You have to go through something for it to be real,” soulstress Nicole Wray, a.k.a. Lady Wray, has said of her rollercoaster ride of a music career.  From earning gold records and presiding as a member of the 90s hip… Continue Reading

“Guilty” – New Music from Lady Wray

Virginia-born singer/songwriter Lady Wray has everything you’d want in a singer: an infectious Jackson-5-family-member flare, a range like Aretha’s, and a church upbringing that’s brought a pure, healing texture to her voice and gained her a mentor in Missy Elliot. But the… Continue Reading

Interview: The Maytags

Soul music—a genre synonymous with places like Memphis, Detroit, Chicago, and…Des Moines? That’s right, y’all. Des Moines, Iowa has a thriving arts community which is home to my new favorite blue-eyed soul outfit, The Maytags, who will release their debut… Continue Reading

MCP Sessions: The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers – “Lay Down Low”

Mother Church Pew had so much fun with The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers last week! Not only did we have the honor of presenting their show in Nashville, the band sang a new and unreleased song just for us the… Continue Reading

Preview: The California Honeydrops at The Ryman on 5/3/16 & 5/4/16

“We get labeled as a retro band, and though we draw a lot of influence from older music, I feel like the way we put things together is very different,” says Lech Wierzynski, frontman for soulful rhythm and blues-y collective… Continue Reading