It’s Official: New Memphis Beat Has Launched

Thank you to Bob Mehr of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal for announcing the launch of New Memphis Beat:

Keith’s project is a do-it-yourself endeavor that he’s been putting together in his spare time, but he hopes to expand the site soon with some further backing. He says he’d eventually like to make it a one-stop clearinghouse for Memphis recording/studio information — 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 with 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.


John Paul Keith


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