Sun Studio Sessions
This series features today's best new touring artists performing live in the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to a live musical performance, each artist will share personal stories behind their songs and music. Sun Studio is an international tourist destination and a designated National Historic Landmark for its unparalleled contributions to music culture for providing the first professional recording opportunities for blues legends like Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King and Rufus Thomas, as well as discovering music legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis,Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison, among many others. The historic studio serves as a charming backdrop for these live performances from today's rising young touring artists.
Sun Studio Sessions Previous Broadcasts
David Ford (Episode #604)
KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 26, 2015 -- 11:30 PM
- KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 -- 5:30 AM
Patrick Sweany (Episode #603)
KQED Life: Sun, Apr 12, 2015 -- 11:30 PM
Nashville based Patrick Sweany is a musician's musician and counts the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who produced two Sweany records, as a fan. Esquire magazine writes "This is the kind of music Robert Johnson sold his soul for way back when - and Sweany is pouring his into it.". He performs several fan favorites, including "Every Gun" and "Working for You."
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 -- 5:30 AM