Front Row

Luella And The Sun: NPR Front Row

Nashville's Luella and the Sun approach the blues and gospel-soul as if these traditions were the food of the gods and they haven't eaten for a week. Luella herself has a ferocious, feminine voice, and performs with zero fear. If you like the White Stripes, you will love the fire and brimstone of "Sign of the Judgment," filmed at Austin's iconic Continental Club on South Congress.

Credits

Producers: Saidah Blount, Mito Habe-Evans, Ann Powers, Amy Schriefer; Assistant Producer/Editor: Denise DeBelius; Audio Engineer: Suraya Mohamed, Kevin Wait; Videographers: Christopher Farber, A.J. Wilhelm; Special Thanks to: The Continental Club; Executive Producers: Anya Grundmann, Keith Jenkins

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