Jamell Richardson of Grand Bay, AL, aka “The Gulf Coast Blues Boy” was chosen to open Hangout Festival Friday morning as part of 92ZEW’s Reach for the Beach challenge to play Hangout Fest.
Jamell also had a role in the James Brown biopic “Get on Up” playing guitar and the role of Jimmie Nolan.
The winner of the was determined by audience votes at their show and a panel of judges from The Hangout, Hangout Festival representatives, media outlets and 92ZEW, based on showmanship, music, and presentation.
His band will be the first artist on the mainstage Friday at Hangout Music Festival. On winning, Jamell said:
“I just thank God for another amazing opportunity to share my gifts with thousands. To my band and team #Hi-DefSoul, you guys have had my back since day 1. Love y’all. Thanks to the baddest radion station on the planet @92zew and @hangoutfest for the love. Fellas it’s time to put it in #overdrive…… #1show@atime #jamellrichardson #gulfcoastbluesboy #guitarist #hangoutmusicfestival2015 #hangoutfest2015 @flc2_drummer90 @m00se_head @muzicnotes85 @lovinmusiq8 @ericawashingtonmusic @donnell228”
Congrats Jamell and the very talented finalists, The Doctors and Lawyers, Denver Hawsey, Hotel Oscar, Lake Lyon, and Ryan Balthrop & Friends.
Keep your radios on 92.1FM / Hangout Radio for backstage updates, weather, traffic and of course plenty of artist interviews and performances.