BIO

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Mr. Jamell Richardson was born in Meridian, MS and raised in the small town of Butler, AL

   

    Jamell’s musical journey all started shortly after the day he was born. His Mother and Grandmother who was a church pastor carried him to church with her every chance she could. By the age of one Jamell, was already being influenced by all the church musicians, with his grandmother taking notice to his interest in music she decided to buy him his first guitar. By age 11 he was already an active studio and church musician as well as a vocalist. With his inspiration spawning from being raised in the church, Jamell groomed his skills playing behind numerous gospel quartet groups, from Rance Allen, Paul Beasley, to Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp and a number of other well- known gospel acts. As he matured, Jamell began to expand his horizons by listening to B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, George Benson, Eric Johnson, and many more which lead to his growing interest in other genres especially the blues. By 2012 he was on the road touring and recording with the legendary Southern Soul Bluesman Mel Waiters. There is where he quickly began to shine being featured as Mel Waiters’ “Young Gun” and “Phenomenal Guitar Player” capturing every moment he was called on for his electric solos, he became a youtube sensation and one of the most memorable parts of the show.  Fall 2013 with Jamell’s music career taking off he also got introduced to acting, when he was cast as guitarist Jimmy Nolen in  “Get On Up,” (James Brown Biopic) – Produced by Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer- Featuring, Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Dan Aykroyd, Jill Scott, Tika Sumpter, Craig Robinson, Not only did Jamell play James Brown’s long time friend and musician Jimmy Nolen, but he also worked as the movie’s guitar instructor and coach. He taught everyone from Top 10 Billboard recording artist Aloe Blacc to Keith Robinson (Dream Girls), and a number of other cast members from the film. So far in his career as a musician he has had the opportunity to share the stage with legends such as Bobby Womack, Lenny Williams, Bobby Bland, Latimore, Al Green, Shirley Brown, Denise LaSalle, Millie Jackson, and many more blues legends.

In 2015 Jamell won the 92zew "Reach For The Beach Contest" which landed him a featured performance on MTV HANGOUT MUSIC FESTIVAL. He performed the Main Stage with artists/bands such as: The Foo Fighters, Trampled By Turtles, Jenny Lewis, Spoon, Paramore and more.

In 2017 Jamell was Honored on the 198th Mississippi Blues Trail Marker in Meridian, Ms. Making him a living legend at age 29. 

In 2021 Jamell was awarded the  "KING OF THE BLUES AWARD" A Tribute to B.B KING by the Jus Blues Music Foundation. 

   

    Performing on stage today, Jamell is known for his “B.B. King-like” facial expressions, Jimi Hendrix style guitar tricks, his strong soulful voice and his incredible stage presents.  When asked how he would describe himself to his fans he responded, “I am a hard-working, humble, and lovable musician. I have a strong passion for perfection. I love to to make people laugh, but when it comes to music there is nothing I love more than entertaining my fans and sending them home knowing they got their moneys worth.”

   

Jamell released his debut EP “Gulf Coast Blues Boy” in 2014, and his full album "Blues How I Wanna Blues in 2017. Both are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.

He's currently writing, producing, and recording new music at the Legendary Sun Studio Memphis, TN

 

With his unforgettable, diverse style, Jamell is truly a one-of-a-kind Performer.