Festival Underway Thursday

This year’s Helen Keller Festival will celebrate the life of America’s First Lady of Courage and the music that made the Shoals famous Thursday-Sunday, June 21-24 in Tuscumbia. Red Marlow, a finalist from the 2017 season of The Voice, will headline the concert on Friday, June 22. Marlow is originally from Rogersville.


‘The Voice’ finalist Red Marlow releases post-show album, lines up tour

Marlow was one of Blake Shelton’s two finalists during the last season of “The Voice,” ultimately coming in fourth. With the ten songs on his new record, he’s continuing to bring a traditional country sound to music fans. Per the album’s press release, the whole effort is about staying true to his roots, to the point where his family’s cornbread recipe will be included on the insert when people order a physical copy of the record from his website. When many artists change their sound or style after appearing on a singing competition, Red Marlow is sticking to what got him on national TV – and that strong sense of self, both musically and in sharing his story, ought to appeal to any listener who’s looking for a great country album.

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