Royal Studio’s Boo Mitchell: The Tape Op Magazine Interview

Lawrence ‘Boo’ Mitchell. Photo by Larry Crane, Tape Op Magazine Here’s an epic interview with Royal Studio’s Lawrence ‘Boo’ Mitchell in this month’s issue of Tape Op Magazine. Boo gives a vibrant oral history of Royal Studios, Hi Records, and… Continue Reading

FUGITIVE WAVES: Sam Phillips, Sun Studio, and the Acoustics of Life

Here’s a great segment from WBEZ Chicago’s Fugitive Waves, Sam Phillips, Sun Studio, and the Acoustics of Life, featuring interviews with the man himself, his family, Ike Turner, Peter Guralnick, and more. Speaking of Sam, Memphis’ own Beale Street Caravan has some really wonderful… Continue Reading

Royal Studios to Mark 60th Anniversary, New Album from Robert Cray

Royal Studios will be celebrating their 60th Anniversary on May 1 , 2017 with Poppa Willie’s Night: Rhythm on the River, at Beale Street Landing in Memphis. In other Royal news, blues artist Robert Cray’s upcoming album, Robert Cray &… Continue Reading

Beale Street Caravan’s “Something On The Side”

For two seasons now, I have had the pleasure of writing and hosting a short segment for NPR Worldwide’s Beale Street Caravan radio show. This past season the segment was “Something On The Side”, a behind-the-scenes look at the sidemen and… Continue Reading