By Brent Thompson
The Memphis-based quintet Southern Avenue plays a hybrid Soul style that is retro and modern at once. Toss in a captivating vocalist – Tierinii Jackson – and you’ve got more than enough to hold the attention of an audience. On Thursday, May 31, the band performed to an enthusiastic crowd at Zydeco. The set offered a mix of original songs – the group released its self-titled debut album last year – and a reverent-yet-reimagined cover of The Beatles’ “Come Together.” Alabama native Lamont Landers opened the show and – like Southern Avenue – will continue to make a name for himself in this market and beyond.