Mandy Lemons sings the blues with an astonishing powerhouse voice which mixes southern fried soul and northern attitude. She hails from one of the blues ‘capitals’ of the world, Houston Texas, home of the late great Lightnin’ Hopkins. Her mother exposed her to Billie Holiday at an early age, which made a lasting impression. You will be astonished to hear so much power coming out of such a small figure, and you can clearly hear the influences of Koko Taylor, Etta James, Bessie Smith, and of course Janis Joplin. Her performances are visually and emotionally dramatic, approaching near legendary status. Hans Werksman of the music blog ‘Here Comes The Flood’ says "seriously lacking in stage fright, Miss Lemons is able to scare the shit out of Joss Stone".