Yet Another 25-Year Old Memphian Produced Grammy-Nominated Work in 2018, Including Album of the Year

A few days ago I posted about 25-year old Memphis producer ThankGod4Cody who worked on several tracks on SZA’s CTRL, which is up for several 2018 Grammy nominations. Later, I published another post with what I hoped was a complete list of… Continue Reading

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

Memphis-Made Debut From Margo Price Wins American Music Prize

Congratulations to Memphian Matt Ross-Spang, who produced and engineered Margo Price’s Midwest Famer’s Daughter. The album has won the 2017 American Music Prize for Best Debut Album. It was recorded in Memphis at Sun Studio and mixed at Ardent Studio… 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