The Soundtrack of Tennessee: It’s The Music That Makes Us

It was a pleasure talking with The Tennessean about Memphis in this article on the current state of music from all across our state.

“You’ll never reach the bottom of Memphis’ music well,” said musician John Paul Keith before his Friday night gig at the Blues City Cafe on Beale Street. He’s right. Trying to tackle the town’s myriad venues, music museums and historic studios in a single day, as we did, is a task that falls somewhere between overwhelming and impossible.

“Memphis has always had its own thing going, regardless of genre, and it’s been flourishing in the past few years. … It’s the busiest I’ve seen (the scene), and the most exciting. There’s a whole different vibe.”