REVIEW: Maybe It Was Memphis
Memphis is woven more deeply into our show’s DNA than you might imagine. Our co-founder Todd grew up there. We’re always listening West to the River City for inspiration, bands and the muses of rock and soul. You couldn’t do a roots Americana show in Middle Tennessee and not feel its gravitational pull. In many ways Nashville and Memphis are the twin suns of a binary system that’s lit the whole world. So it’s not just awesome to have Memphis so close by and so relevant to our field; it’s a responsibility. Two of our five guests this week came from the city; the rest showed unmistakable influence and homage. It was a unique show with scarcely a wisp of country music and no bluegrass or folk. It was funky, bluesy, horny and wild. It had hustle and flow. It was Music City Roots, all right. But maybe that Music City was Memphis.