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.
The Local Saints (#606) Duration: 27:01 STEREO TVG
The Local Saints include brothers Jamie McFarlane and songwriter/guitarist Rob McFarlane, the sons of Will McFarlane who played with the famed Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. With their record produced by grand-daughter of Halley Phillips, grand-daughter of Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, the Local Saints are steeped in tradition but bring a modern flair to their craft. In this episode, their musicianship shines on such songs as "Fantasy", "Superhuman" and "One More Time"
Jarrod Dickenson (#605) Duration: 27:25 STEREO TVG
Texas born, Brooklyn-based Jarrod Dickenson is a world touring singer-songwriter who expertly works blues, country and folk into his compositions. Roots music connoisseurs No Depression writes: "A voice like a young Tom Waits...Jarrod Dickenson's songs are simply breathtaking, possessing melodies many of his peers would give their left arm for." In this episode, Dickenson performs several songs including tracks from his critically acclaimed record "The Lonesome Traveler."
David Ford (#604) Duration: 28:11 STEREO TVPG
Greyhounds (#609) Duration: 26:19 STEREO TVG
The Austin-based Greyhounds are the latest discovery of famed Memphis-based label, Ardent Records. The duo, consisting of singer/guitarist Andrew Trube and singer/organist Anthony Farrell bring their own gritty spin to blues rock and soul. In this episode, the band performs several songs, including tracks form their acclaimed release "Accumulator."