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
KQED Life: Mon, Nov 29, 2010 -- 12:30 AM
The Watson Twins were born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and are pure Americana. The Twins have been featured on NPR's "All Things Considered," performed on Conan O'Brien and have had their music featured in ABC's "Grey's Anatomy."
- KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 29, 2010 -- 12:30 AM
KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 22, 2010 -- 12:30 AM
Amy LaVere is a recent Americana Music Awards "Best New Artist" Nominee and is currently starring in MTV's new series "Five Dollar Cover." Amy has performed on "Conan O'Brien" and the UK's venerable "Jools Holland Show." Constantly touring abroad and in the US, including major festivals like Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, London's Royal Albert Hall and NPR's "Mountain Stage, Amy's star is just beginning to rise.
KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 15, 2010 -- 12:30 AM
Trey Lockerbie is a young Nashville based singer-songwriter who has written songs for several major selling artists and has performed on the Craig Ferguson show.
KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 8, 2010 -- 12:30 AM
Jon McKiel is a Canadian born singer-songwriter based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Jon's "Nature of Things" record reached # 3 on the national Canadian Broadcasting Corporation charts and his music has been featured in the CBS drama "NUMB3RS."
KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 1, 2010 -- 12:30 AM
Vienna Teng is a classically trained pianist with an angelic voice. Teng tours the world and has been featured on David Letterman and NPR's Weekend Edition.