This Lexington blues troupe is getting national attention in a really good way

By Matt Wickstrom

Magnolia Boulevard is (L to R) Todd Copeland on drums, Gregg Erwin on lead guitar, Ryan Allen on keys, Maggie Noelle on lead vocals and John Roberts on bass. Kim Blackburn Photography

LEXINGTON, Ky. — This time two years ago they were gathering for their first practices as a band.

In the time since, Magnolia Boulevard, the Lexington blues rock troupe comprised of vocalist Maggie Noëlle, guitarist Gregg Erwin, keyboardist Ryan Allen, bassist John Roberts and drummer Todd Copeland have garnered the attention of, and been brought under the personal guidance of, PRS Guitars Founder and CEO Paul Reed Smith.

The group has also released it debut EP, taken home honors for Best Rock Band at the 2018 Lexington Music Awards (which they look to defend this weekend); and were voted first by fans at FloydFest’s On The Rise competition, one of the East coast’s top emerging festivals.

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