I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be returning to Spain for a tour this November. This will be the first time I’ll be able to bring my own full-time Memphis band with me: Shawn Zorn on drums, Preston Rumbaugh on bass, and Gerald Stephens on keyboards. Can’t wait!
It was an honor to host the Memphis tribute to Scotty Moore this summer with Will Tucker and Brad Birkedahl at Lafayette’s Music Room. It was recorded for Beale Street Caravan, along with an interview with Will and myself (Will plays Scotty Moore in the upcoming CMT drama, Million Dollar Quartet). This was one of the most special nights in Memphis music I’ve ever gotten to participate in, as we were joined onstage by Sun Records drummer J.M. Van Eaton, and Jerry Phillips, son of Sam Phillips. The episode just came out – enjoy. Here’s to you again, Scotty! (And thank you to the great band that night! Earl Lowe, Preston Rumbaugh, and Gerald Stephens with some help from Johnny Mac and Griffin Rone).
In 2015 I had the pleasure of writing and hosting a segment for NPR Worldwide’s Beale Street Caravan radio show called Made in Memphis. Each segment shined a light on a hit song that everyone knows, but most people don’t know was recorded in Memphis. Eight episodes are up on my SoundCloud.
In other news, the segment I did for NPR Worldwide’s Beale Street Caravan show last season, “Something On the Side”, is now uploaded on my SoundCloud. The segment is all about the sidemen and women, producers, engineers, and behind-the-scenes figures who created the Memphis sound. You can stream all ten segments here.
I was thrilled to work on this very cool ‘brand film’ for Philips Electronics which already has over one million views. I was asked to put together an 8-piece, TCB-era Elvis band and perform live at the New Daisy Theater with the truly amazing Elvis Tribute Artist, Dean Z. The subject of the ad, Keith Hart, did a great job. It was a blast to do. Continue Reading →