Madison Lewis is an independent americana/jazz musician and songwriter from Southeastern Kentucky who writes and composes music with moving lyrics and distinctive chord progressions sure to keep the audience’s interest. Her music reaches the darkest depths of the oceans and brings a light to any melody she embraces.
Lewis is no stranger to the spotlight. She has performed at an array of venues across the South, including the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN, Eddie's Attic and Grocery on Home in Atlanta, GA, the Lyric Theatre for the Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour in Lexington, KY, Master Musicians Festival in Somerset, KY and a host of other stages across the states. She has joined the stage with artists including Iris Dement, Tyler Childers, Billy Strings, and many more. On December 9, 2017, Madison became the 47th bi-annual Eddie's Attic Shootout winner as well. In a world of cookie-cutter similarities and those jumping on musical bandwagons, Madison chooses to bring music to the table that is uniquely her own. Her songwriting and vocal style proves she is following her own creative course. The best musical creations are the ones that are unique, and Madison is exactly that.
“After listening to the final mixes of this project, I had the realization that I was listening to the beginning of a something really special - a cross between Joni Mitchell and John Prine. The level of musical sophistication that Madison possesses at the ripe old age of 16 is just plain baffling. 30 years as a professional musician have not prepared me for my encounter with her. I feel like I’ve just met “The Great Oracle”.
Madison’s highly anticipated debut album, Back to the Blue, was released on September 22, 2017. Produced by music industry veteran and accomplished music educator, Ken Holbrook, the project also boasts renowned musicians like Todd Phillips on upright bass, Michito Sanchez on percussion, Steve Bryant on electric bass, and Daniel Carwile on fiddle. Back to the Blue is a unique depiction of the life of a young girl who has been exposed to musical influences and experiences well beyond her years. Madison’s blend of genres would best be described as gypsy jazz blues with southern soul. Being compared to the likes of Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse, she undoubtedly exhibits maturity in the same field as these seasoned songwriters.