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
Paul Thorn (Episode #613)
KQED Life: Sat, Aug 1, 2015 -- 11:30 PM
Paul Thorn was raised in Tupelo, Mississippi and has performed his southern gospel and country roots influenced music on NPR's "World Cafe" and television's Jimmy Kimmel Live and Conan Obrien shows. Thorn's down home positivity permeates his approach to music, that he describes by saying "There's no higher goal I could set for myself than to help other people find some happiness and gratitude in their lives." On this episode, Thorn talks about his musical influences and performs several songs, including tracks from his latest release "Too Blessed, To Be Stressed."
- KQED Life: Sun, Aug 2, 2015 -- 5:30 AM