Thank you to Bob Mehr of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal for announcing the launch of New Memphis Beat:
Keithâ€™s project is a do-it-yourself endeavor that heâ€™s been putting together in his spare time, but he hopes to expand the site soonÂ with some further backing. He says heâ€™d eventually like to make it a one-stop clearinghouse for Memphis recording/studio information â€”Â with virtual studio tours of each recording facility, a complete list of session players and vocalists, and information on gear rental.
As you’ll see if you scroll through the site, I’ve been slowly posting articles on here for nearly a year, before announcing the site exists. Over that time, I have been working withÂ some collaborators on both a short video trailer for the site, as well as a long-form interview podcast with Memphis recording professionals. Eventually I decided there was so much going on in the studios around town that I shouldn’t hold up the launch any longer. Hopefully we’ll have that multimedia content up here eventually. I also hope to have contributions from others as the site grows. Please bookmark us and follow us on social media, and thanks for stopping by.