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Ric calls in D for an update on her situation. It was the 13 September, 2020 when the studio got cleaned for D to come in and spend some long awaited quality time on the air to catch up with all that has been happening with her and to get her caught up with all the doings at Radio Memphis. A couple of phone calls happened as well. One of them being…
 
Memphis music royalty came to the Radio Memphis studios on a recent Saturday night for a wonderful little moment with Keith Sykes and some of his stories. Along the way, he played a few songs from his extensive catalog. Over the years, Keith has found himself in some interesting places, writing music with some interesting people and playing those s…
 
On October 6, 2019, there was a celebration of the famed Antenna Club. It was quite the Midtown Memphis venue in it's day. Some of the best music in the world was played at that storied spot. The celebration involved the placing of a marker for those to remember what it was like in those days. That weekend, Memphis saw musicians who gathered to cel…
 
This edition of The Radio Memphis Live Music Hour is jammed packed! We kick off the show with LMH friend, Fenton Wright the Vice-President and Executive Director of The Consortium MMT. He'll be here to discuss the latest MMT news. Next up, we got Justin Coleman promoting his awesome event, Art Unplugged:The Birthday Edition, this Sunday, September …
 
Swing Shift is Donna Bowers and Wayde Peck. This duo (one of many Donna is in) stays pretty busy. They stopped into the Radio Memphis studios during the Booze & Blues and brought a party. They also brought a rather large choir of voice who helped sing back up on one song you will hear in this episode. Also, you'll hear the stories behind Donna's ch…
 
This edition of The Radio Memphis Live Music Hour is supporting a very worthy cause...“Don’t Let Your Song Fade Away “ - A Suicide Awareness Benefit, in honor of Zena Starr, happening This Saturday at Rockhouse Live Memphis (5709 Raleigh Lagrange). Members of Caging Elliott, Semantic Shift, The Zach Bair Band and Seeking Seven will each perform liv…
 
Long time bluesmen Brandon Santini and Jeff Jensen have teamed up for a brand new project. Tennessee Redemption. To celebrate their first CD, they brought the band down to the Radio Memphis studios to play live and to sample some cuts from their brand new disc. Plus, you'll hear tales from the road and what they went through to make this album. Alo…
 
Can a punk band play the blues? That is a valid question. How much emotion can you put into a record? These are valid question asked throughout this entire On Demand when Mama Honey came into the studio. Ric Chetter sat with Mam Honey to work out where their source comes from. It's a valid question among many others in this great look at their bran…
 
A brand new show is coming to Radio Memphis in the form of The Heavyweight Chumps. Mattox and Thundercookies are about to invade the airwaves at Radio Memphis with their own form style of pop culture, wrestling and other entertainment news fitting your bill. Taking the place of the self cancelled Gossiping Heifers, these guys are about to bring the…
 
Paul Crum is a Memphis singer and songwriter. He also is involved with a really cool event coming up very soon. The Campaign for a Non-violent Memphis is happening. In this On Demand special, Paul stopped into the Radio Memphis broadcast studio to talk about the week long schedule of events and the big kick off featuring 12 Memphis artists performi…
 
Right between Meridian, Mississippi and Jackson, Mississippi is a little town called Forest, Mississippi. That is where Robert James Starr lives and plays the blues. He goes by Robert, RJ or even Bob. He recorded his new CD, Light A Fire With Me in the Pirate Radio Recording Studios. In this On Demand episode, you'll hear some cuts off that new dis…
 
At the end of August, the Grammy nominated R.L. Boyce brought his guitar and a couple of players into the broadcast studio for a bit of fun. Of course, the music was as special as it always is, but this time, his daughter Sherena Boyce came down as well with the details on the annual R.L. Boyce Picnic. Big fun for sure with a little conversation an…
 
Memphis violinist (fiddle player) Alice Hasen is about to release her first CD. Called Violintro, this is quite a collection of songs. Alice and her band came into the Radio Memphis studios for a very special appearance and listening party. In this On Demand special, you'll hear some selected cuts from the new CD and some live performances in the s…
 
Don't let the name fool you. Old People In Chairs is three legendary Memphis artists. Danny Green, Reba & Wayne Russell working together to make some great Memphis music. In this episode, you'll hear how they came together plus how they have played with so many different artists throughout the years. At one point, they were in the business of makin…
 
Jimmy Crosthwait from Mud Boy & The Neutrons spent some time on the air at Radio Memphis recently. Jimmy came in with some rare recordings he was a part of and he spoke quite a bit about the days with Mud Boy & The Neutrons even explaining just where the name of the band came from. Along the way, he talks about his youth as a child actor. Later, he…
 
A little departure from the usual blues fare happens here. Morris Lawrence from The Total Package band paid us a visit to talk about the Memphis funk scene. You are in for quite a ride. Lawrence has played with quite the list of players, including Bootsy Collins. There is so much to that story and Morris will explain in this episode. Also in the st…
 
Tony Manard & The Big Ole Band have a brand new CD out called Thanks, Y'all! To celebrate this new disc, Tony brought it down to Radio Memphis for a special listening party on the air. In this On Demand feature, you'll hear some selected cuts from the new disc and some great stories as told by Tony and Brian Mulhearn (Big Ole Band guitarist). Plus,…
 
Memphis representatives of the solo/duo entrants of the recent International Blues Challenge, Tlaxica & Pope dropped into the Radio Memphis studios on their way to an appearance in Austin, Texas. They have a brand new EP out now and during their appearance on the Booze & Blues they presented a few of the cuts from the new disc as well as a great li…
 
Long time Memphis blues act, The Memphis Snake Doctors dropped back into the broadcast studio for an appearance on the Booze & Blues. It was one of those nights where Studio B went from a radio broadcast spot to an all out juke joint. These guys always put on a good show and here it is for your listening pleasure. Listen now.…
 
The long musical traditions of the Kimbrough family continue with the younger Cam. Like a lot of younger musicians discovering the blues, Cam came about it through more modern music. That road, as it often does, lead Cam Kimbrough right back into the family tradition. On a recent appearance on the Booze & Blues, Cam and his friend Damion Yella P Pe…
 
Dianna calls Rob [Youells] to check in to talk about progressing plans with his new band, Evolution Empire, and finds out things have considerably progressed into securing members from Hell Yeah, Danzig, Fear Factory, to finishing up making a music video, to locking down a spot on the later part of a tour with Life Of Agony in Europe and possibly p…
 
Midsouth musician Tullie Brae spent an evening in the Booze & Blues studio with her brand new album Revelation. She made this disc with some help from another Radio Memphis friend, Mick Kolassa. While she was on the air, she tells the story about how the record was made with stories from the studio. Also, she talks a bit about her songwriting proce…
 
Longtime Memphis blues act and friends of Radio Memphis, The Delta Project came to the studio for an evening of general debauchery and blues. But, this time was different. They came with their brand new album, Hill Stompin'. In this episode, they told some stories about how the album came together. Plus, you'll hear some cuts from it and some laugh…
 
North Mississippi storied bluesman Kenny Brown spent some quality time in the studio for the Booze & Blues where he and his band laid down the groove and talked about his annual North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic. The annual event draws blues fans from all around the world. It also brings in some of the more legendary artists to hit a stage. In …
 
Midsouth author Tom Graves spent Father's Day with the Booze & Blues show to talk about his new book, White Boy. It is autobiographical in that he talks about growing up in a racist environment and how he overcame those ways and how he found a way to forgive people he was close to while forgiving himself. He talks about learning how to live a life …
 
Butch Mudbone was a guest on The Booze & Blues. We brought in the Radio Memphis House Band for this special night of fun. The House Band was Willie Hall (drums), Leo Goff (bass) and Stephen Seligman (guitar). Butch wanted to get into some older tunes, standards and few of his own songs. Along the way, he told some stories and one we never heard bef…
 
Memphis Southern Heavyweight Champions of Rock and Roll, The Fast Mothers brought Radio Memphis their brand new disc Honey, Mercy, Please. This is a stripped down version of The Fast Mothers. It is a solid rock and roll CD and for their premiere, they chose to bring it to Radio Memphis for a world debut. If you missed the June 8 live broadcast, her…
 
Bluff City Backsliders are celebrating their 20th Anniversary. They are doing it with a new CD and show at The Levitt Shell June 16. Part of that celebration took place on the air with Ric, Natalie and Mark at Radio Memphis. They performed live and you'll hear a few cuts off the forthcoming CD. Also, Mark gives us the latest news from The Memphis B…
 
The Bartlett Farmer's Market is in full swing in Freeman Park. Joining BJ Banks and Ric for The Nooner during Radio Memphis in The Morning, Christi Eason Meeks from the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce to talk about the market and all the cool things coming up this summer. Plus you will hear about some proposed updates to the park and the possibility o…
 
Did you miss the latest edition of "You Got Mail" featuring Simone Lipkin during Radio Memphis Around the World? Catch the message Dianna got from Simone straight out of New York City right here. Are you an artist/band that wants to share your story with Radio Memphis Around the World? Drop D a line to her email at dianna@pirateradiostudios.com. Yo…
 
Dianna​ caught up with Karen Novak​ of the Karen Single Band​ to talk about the amazing experiences with musical theatre company (Ptarmigan Ptheatrics​) and pulling in one of the lead roles in Yellowknife's (Canada) version of broadway musical, Mama Mia, which proved a musical hit having sold out before opening night. Being inspired by working with…
 
Texas bluesmen Johnny Riley & The Hired Guns blew through Memphis the night before Memorial Day to visit with Ric on The Booze & Blues Show. After Johnny spotted the Radio Memphis guitar from Killer B Guitars hanging on the wall, it was decided that would be guitar choice of the night as the band tore through several original songs and some stories…
 
Theo Dasbach is from Holland. He also is the owner of the Rock and Blues museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Theo also likes to play boogie woogie blues. At one point in his life, Theo was working with a radio station in Holland. In this show, you will hear some airchecks of his work on the air as he speaks Dutch surrounding blues and rock music. Al…
 
“Because of his role in the careers of the Time, Vanity 6 and others, one could be forgiven for thinking that Prince created the Minneapolis R&B/funk scene by himself. In fact, it was thriving locally before it began, and one of the biggest bands was 94 East, named after the interstate that splits Minneapolis in half. ~”How Prince Got his Start wit…
 
“Because of his role in the careers of the Time, Vanity 6 and others, one could be forgiven for thinking that Prince created the Minneapolis R&B/funk scene by himself. In fact, it was thriving locally before it began, and one of the biggest bands was 94 East, named after the interstate that splits Minneapolis in half. ~”How Prince Got his Start wit…
 
California blues/ soul artist Brigitte Purdy and fellow artist from D.C./east coast Robbin Kapsalis of Vintage #18 crashes in on Dianna during Radio Memphis Around the World after finishing up with the BMAs (Blues Music Awards) and before heading down to Ground Zero in Clarksdale, Mississippi. All three ladies pull up a chair live on-air to discuss…
 
Lead vocalist/ bass player Kazuha Oda and guitarist Hideki Matsushige from the Japanese band Kazha surprises Dianna during Radio Memphis Around the World to catch up and formally introduce her to their newest member, drummer, Futa Sugano. They discuss what the band has been doing this past year and talk about future plans, which include recording n…
 
In this special version of You Got Mail, Dianna returns a message from her partner of the Road Crew series, Ken Barr. They discuss what they both have been doing during the interim of the highly-anticipated return of this series to Radio Memphis. After Ken and D talk a little about real life moments, they both formally agree that the time has come …
 
If the name Whey Jennings sounds familiar, it should. Whey is the grandson of Waylon Jennings. He stopped into Radio Memphis in The Morning with Ric Chetter to talk about an appearance in Memphis. But they also talked about songwriting, touring, influences and his famous grandfather. Currently, Whey is on the road with former members of David Allen…
 
Nashville duo Friendship Commanders dropped into Radio Memphis in The Morning with Ric Chetter to hype up an appearance in midtown. They brought some music from their latest collection, Bill. This band is a socially conscious outfit who hit on heavy rock and punk with some very memorable lyrics and licks. So how does a band like this get a way with…
 
Brenda Taylor returns to the Radio Memphis studios for an appearance on The Booze & Blues. This time backed by the world famous Radio Memphis House Band made up of Brad Webb, David Dunn, Stephen Seligman and Willie Hall. Right before her trip back to her native Chicago, she wanted to bring by some of her new music and tell some more stories about l…
 
New Memphis based band Mama Honey came to Radio Memphis for a special show. With a new collection of songs, this band has been getting a lot of buzz around the area. Mama Honey draws from influences like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Hill Country blues. Putting this band in any box. They have been referred to as punk blues, roots doom rock and ot…
 
Los Angeles blues singer Brigitte Purdy stopped into the Radio Memphis studios for a repeat visit while she was in town for the Blues Music Awards. She talked with Ric about the BMA's, new music, the name of her new CD coming out this fall and to sing a bit for the audience. Also in this conversation, they talked about the possibility of Brigitte m…
 
Recent new Memphian (from Los Angeles), Doug MacLeod made an appearance at Radio Memphis during the Booze & Blues show. David is a remarkable player whose talents come from a wide array of musicians he has encountered over the years. The turning point for Doug came with a stint in the U.S. Navy. He tells that story in this On Demand show taken stra…
 
In one of the more remarkable performances ever captured on the air at Radio Memphis, comes Robert Kimbrough, Sr. This man comes from the legacy of Junior Kimbrough and carrying on of the tradition that is Cotton Patch Soul & Blues. In this episode of The Booze & Blues, Robert takes on some of his father's music as well as his own. Along the way, y…
 
In case you missed the latest edition of You Got Mail featuring Parmy Dhillon April 27th, 2019 during Radio Memphis Around the World, you can catch the message Dianna got from Melbourne, Australia right here. Are you an artist/band that wants to share your story with Radio Memphis Around the World? Drop D a line to her email at dianna@pirateradiost…
 
"Revealed through original songs that are intimate, evocative and compelling, Ada Pasternak is a strikingly modern singer-songwriter and violinist who propels an instrument from the 16th Century into the future. As she takes the stage with violin in hand, audiences expecting a traditional approach instead witness Ada as she plucks, strums, and crea…
 
Detroit country/rock girl Paulina Jayne called in to Radio Memphis Around the World with Dianna while she was out on the road to check in and talk about some events going on, including the Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL) hands-on free clinic that was happening in Memphis in conjunction with the Memphis Police Department. Ford DSFL is a nat…
 
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