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.
Reverend Horton Heat (#602) Duration: 27:11 STEREO TVPG
- KQED Life: Sun, Feb 14, 2016 -- 5:30am
Paul Thorn (#613) Duration: 25:08 STEREO TVG
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."
Tony Lucca (#701H) Duration: 26:17 STEREO TVPG
Singer-songwriter Tony Lucca started his career off early as a member of the Mickey Mouse Club during it's peak revival years of 1991-1995. Tony has balanced an acting and music career over the years, and returned to the tv screen in 2012 where he finished as Second Runner-Up on NBC's "The Voice." Following the season, he made a record with Adam Levine and toured as opening act to Adam's band Maroon 5. In this episode, Adam performs fan favorites including "Anchored", "Delilah" and "Old Girl."
Star & Micey (#702H) Duration: 26:42 STEREO TVPG
Memphis based Star & Micey bring great energy to the stage and they worked to capture that spirit on their self titled debut album that features a revolving door of fantastic musicians including Luther Dickinson (The Black Crowes, North Mississippi Allstars), Jody Stephens (Big Star) and Rick Steff (Cat Power, Lucero), In this episode, they bring their unique musical talents to bear on several songs, including "Mississippi Queen."