Magnolia Motel is an alternative-rock band from the Marble City of Knoxville. Their unique sound combines an array of diverse music genres. From funky bass lines and rocking drum beats to bluesy vocals and psychedelic guitar licks, Magnolia Motel’s sound will be sure captivate your attention along with their energetic stage presence.
The five-piece Tennessee rock group formed in the Spring of 2014 when singer/songwriter Corey Reid DuBose moved to Knoxville and was first introduced to guitarist Mark Booher. After a single jam session with bassist Daniel Crisp and drummer Douglas Kuhns, Magnolia Motel was born. After a year of writing and playing local shows, the band’s lineup was rounded out with the addition of keyboardist Preston Husk. Kuhns eventually left the band in early 2016, and the role of the band's drummer was fulfilled by Nick Crockett.
The band’s eclectic sound puts them in an interesting position in the music scene by allowing them to perform well with artists of many different genres. They have opened for fusion jazz artist Roy "Futureman" Wooten, Americana group The Grahams, and a number of other local and regional rock, blues and reggae acts.
Magnolia Motel's debut EP “Big Big World” gained them a lot of attention in the Knoxville area upon its release in the Fall of 2015. [+]