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New ‘Rhythm and Greens Festival’ sprouts roots music at New Daisy


MEMPHIS, TN – Memphis’ First Annual Rhythm and Greens Festival will kick off Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at The New Daisy Theatre, 330 Beale Street.

This new, down-home, musical event celebrates Memphis’ independent folk scene and showcases rising artists Mason Jar Fireflies. Their freshman album pre-releases exclusively at the festival and offers a refreshing twist on the stalwart Rhythm and Blues genre.

“We’re excited to put together an event where other independent acts can be heard”. says Adam Gowdy, one-third of Mason Jar Fireflies.

The evening will also feature Memphis rocker Patrick Dodd, as well as local acts Loser’s Way Home, Greg Pratt, and Mary Owens.

The Rhythm and Greens Festival will benefit the anti-human trafficking group, RestoreCorps (

About Mason Jar Fireflies

The Mason Jar Fireflies are a trio of talent on the West Tennessee indie-folk scene.  Lead vocalist Kyndle McMahan and Adam Gowdy’s sonorous blend displays the couple’s deep connection on and off the stage. Lead guitarist Greg Carmack has no family ties to Adam or Kyndle, yet the multi-generational mix works wonders to create a unique, “Rhythm and Greens” sound. On stage, the Mason Jar Fireflies light up the room with an electrified-acoustic sound.

Kyndle, a spirited vocalist, has sung in church since age four. Greg has played anything with frets since his early teens. Adam, lead songwriter, has penned songs since age five and now draws from classic R&B and Country music.

With ten tracks to boast, the Mason Jar Fireflies’ debut album is a breath of fresh air, blending contemporary pop sensibilities with nostalgic, “down-home” roots music. The album is available for pre-order now at

About Restore Corps:

RestoreCorps fights sex-trafficking in Memphis and West Tennessee.  The organization works with law enforcement, advocates for stronger anti-trafficking laws, and provides care for victims. They take an holistic, Christian approach to rescue and restore exploited people in the Mid-South. The First Annual Rhythm and Greens Festival is supporting RestoreCorps to show that Memphis will not stand for modern-day slavery.



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