Commercial-Appeal: As the first Memphis act signed to Stax Records in five decades, soul-blues combo Southern Avenue is shouldering a heavy load in terms of expectation and history.
Rolling Stone: Brent Cobb performs ‘Black Crow’ at Sam Phillips Studios in Memphis.
A pair of Memphis and Mid-South music veterans walked away with Grammy gold, as foundational Stax Records star William Bell and Mississippi bluesman Bobby Rush took home trophies during ceremonies in Los Angeles on Sunday. Source: www.commercialappeal.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/02/12/3-mid-south-musicians-win-grammys/97832200/
Memphis artist Julien Baker’s Sprained Ankle is among the finalists for the 2017 American Music Prize for Best Debut Album, as well as Margo Price’s Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, produced by Matt Ross-Spang at Sun Studio and mixed at Ardent Studio B in Memphis.… Continue Reading
Watch Grammy-winning Nashville producer Brent Cobb’s live “Shine on Rainy Day” video, filmed at Sam Phillips’ Recording Service in Memphis. Source: www.rollingstone.com/country/news/see-brent-cobbs-rainy-day-at-sam-phillips-studio-w463199
This week Jackson, MS natives The Weeks announced their third album Easy that they tracked at Ardent in September 2015. Currently based in Nashville, the band hooked up with engineer/producer Paul Ebersold who ultimately brought the project to Memphis. It was great having… Continue Reading
While much of the music industry slows or shuts down in December, Yo Gotti is ramping up. Source: www.commercialappeal.com/story/entertainment/music/memphis-music-beat/2016/12/21/yo-gotti-signs-roc-nation-jack-white-delivers-phillips/95661840/
Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart producing Aussie star Vanessa Amorosi at Royal Studios Source: www.commercialappeal.com/story/entertainment/music/memphis-music-beat/2016/10/25/stewart-amorosi-recording-royal/92723702/
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has issued a proclamation, recognizing Memphis’ Sam Phillips Recording Service on September 17th, which is the 56th anniversary of its opening. Source: www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/memphis-sam-phillips-recording-service-recognized-by-governor-bill-haslam
The Memphis recording institution celebrates its 50th anniversary Source: www.psneurope.com/ardent-studios-and-the-pursuit-of-authenticity/