Bob Mehr's Memphis Music Beat: Levitt Shell fall season, doubts about Stax mu...
Monday, July 14, 2014

The Levitt Shell wraps up its free summer concerts this weekend with Lucero on Thursday and Old 97s on Sunday. .. read more..

The 100 Best Songs About Memphis, 100-96: Merle Haggard, Neil Diamond and more
Monday, July 14, 2014

In the first installment of our Songs About Memphis countdown we offer explanation and then kick it off with a group of five that includes two tributes to the King. .. read more..

Bob Mehr's Memphis Music Beat: Lucero keeps busy with live album, big shows
Friday, July 11, 2014

For local roots-rockers Lucero and the band’s frontman, Ben Nichols, it’s shaping up to be a very good summer. Riding high off a strong performance last month at the Bonnaroo music festival, the group has a slate of high-profile dates on tap. .. read more..

Hank Williams III keeps it real, stays true to outlaw legacy
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Along with a rich musical legacy, the name Hank Williams seems to carry with it an outlaw spirit — some might say an orneriness — that has, likewise, been handed down from the country giant, whose classic honky-tonk songs of the ’40s and ’50s reflected his own turbulent life, to his successors, s... .. read more..

Levitt Shell announces fall concert series
Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Levitt Shell has released the lineup for its fall season, with 18 free concerts and events beginning in September. .. read more..

Reluctant rocker: Greatness of Greg Cartwright might not be secret for long
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hailed by critics, revered by fellow artists and music fans in the know, the greatness of Greg Cartwright might not be a secret for much longer .. read more..

Bob Mehr's Memphis Music Beat: Teenie Hodges laid to rest, 60th anniversary buzz
Monday, July 7, 2014

Hi Rhythm musician Mabon "Teenie" Hodges was laid to rest this past weekend. A deeply beloved figure in life, the guitarist and songwriter was sent off with an emotional memorial service and repast on Saturday. .. read more..

Sun Studio marks anniversary of Elvis record 'That's All Right'
Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fans celebrated the 60th anniversary of Elvis Presley's recording of "That's All Right" at Sun Studio on Saturday. .. read more..

Bob Mehr's Memphis Music Beat: Ms. Lauryn Hill, CSN&Y, tribute to The Boss
Thursday, July 3, 2014

The death last week of Hi Rhythm songwriter and guitarist Mabon “Teenie” Hodges proved to be major news, not just in Memphis, but in every corner of the world where his music was heard and felt. .. read more..

Bluesman Julian Dossett found right fit with rootsy sounds
Thursday, July 3, 2014

Jack Simon did not have to look far to find the first artist for his new venture, Brister Street Records, which released the debut EP from modern-day bluesman Julian Dossett. .. read more..

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