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How Coco Hames Got to Memphis

How Coco Hames Got to Memphis

Let it be known: Lindsay "Coco" Hames is now a Memphian. Though it may have been difficult for the native Floridian to identify with

James Hunter

Talking Junior Wells and the roots of soul.
If you're new to the James Hunter Six, you're in for a treat this Saturday. The group is perhaps England's best-kept secret here in

Juilliard String Quartet to Perform

A collaboration and the Juilliard String Quartet.
Almost every time the Memphis Chamber Music Society presents a concert, it's in the landmark home of someone who volunteers to open their doors

Crescent City Kinship

Memphis ties to Ponderosa Stomp run deep.
This weekend, music aficionados not overly damaged by Gonerfest will be making that breezy drive down to New Orleans, our sister city of soul.

Sense of Place

England’s Emily Barker finds a musical home at Phillips Recording.
While "The Memphis Sound" was refined and heralded from the 1950s-'70s, attracting artists from all over the world, it lost its drawing power as

Gonerfest 14: Getting real gone with trailblazers old and new.

Memphians have come to embrace it like a change of season: Every year in the first full week of fall, the Australians appear. And

Turn Up the Volume

Music Export Memphis aims to expose the city’s musicians to the world.
A little over two years ago, local publicist and longtime Memphis music fan Elizabeth Cawein had a big idea. Inspired by recent trips to

Holding On: Don Lifted Rises Above His Pain With "Alero"

The album that Memphis hip-hop artist Don Lifted drops this Thursday has been a long time in the making. Named after the car he

Paa Kow at the Hi-Tone - Echoes of Africa

Countless scholars write of the African traditions behind the blues, music that defines the Mid-South. Samuel Charters' The Roots of the Blues: An African

Tramp-Rock Troubador

Keith Sykes shares stories, singles, and screenplay news in advance of his September show.
Keith Sykes is the kind of songwriter who has a few stories up his sleeve. He jokes in a soft country lilt as he

Matt McCormack meets Gene Simmons

Matt McCormack and KISS bass player Gene Simmons collaborated on "Pride," McCormack's recently released single that will be included on McCormack's album, Life in
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