Magnolia Boulevard is a 5-piece band from Lexington, KY consisting of lead singer Maggie Noelle, guitarist Gregg Erwin, drummer Todd Copeland, keyboardist Ryan Allen and bassist John Roberts.
Their debut EP, New Illusion, produced by famed guitar maker Paul Reed Smith, is a pure indicator of the young band's sound; stunningly fluid and versatile, yet never forced or unfamiliar. There’s plenty of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll in the mix, but also elements of funk, jam-band, folk, country, bluegrass, and psychedelia. It’s all fueled by the rhythm section’s elastic grooves, shot through with Gregg Erwin’s expressive and incisive slide guitar licks, and topped by Maggie Noelle’s soul-stirring, downright powerhouse vocals. Thus, New Illusion is the perfect sampler; an easily digestible listen that at once showcases Magnolia Boulevard’s present-day foundation, while hinting at a future full of promise and possibility.