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: Sat, Oct 30, 2010 -- 11:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, Oct 31, 2010 -- 5:00 AM
KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 25, 2010 -- 12:30 AM
Five Times August has had songs featured in over 40 television shows, including MTV's "The Hills" and "The Real World" and performed live on the "CBS Early Morning Show". Touring college campuses and appearing alongside major acts, Five Times August has built a growing following with one of the most robust online presences of any young artist.
KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 18, 2010 -- 12:30 AM
Thea Gilmore has been dubbed "the best British singer-songwriter of the last 10 years, and then some" by Uncut Magazine. Joan Baez personally invited Gilmore to tour with her and in 2008 the music icon dueted with Thea for "Low Road" on her critically acclaimed release "LieJacker." Sun Studio provides a perfect backdrop for her insightful lyrics and warm delivery.
KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 11, 2010 -- 12:30 AM
Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers are a prolific touring act based in Massachusetts. The band's music has been featured on the television series "One Tree Hill" and has performed on NPR's Mountain Stage.
KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 4, 2010 -- 12:30 AM
Catherine Feeny is a Philadelphia born, but Los Angeles based, singer-songwriter who has had her music featured in the motion picture "Running With Scissors" and the television series "The OC." Her single "Mr. Blue" reached #1 on the US iTunes Charts.
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