Coming to Memphis for the Blues Music Awards this week?
Please join us for an exceptional lineup on the afternoon of Thursday May 9, before the big Awards event later that evening.
Kicking things off at 12:45 will be Colin Linden, a genuine renaissance man of roots music – traditional blues, soul and roots rock. We’re all in for a treat as Colin showcases the combination of exquisite songwriting and deeply rootsy blues guitar that has earned him accolades both as a solo artist and in-demand collaborator as sideman and producer.
At 1:45, Cassie Taylor will celebrate the release of her brand-new album, Out Of My Mind, which The New Yorker praised as “muscular”, “intelligently sexy”, and “slyly subversive”, while Billboard summarized more simply as “sassy.” Cassie and her power trio will boast a wide swath of influences – spanning centuries, continents and cultures – that create her own indelible and utterly modern sound.
At 2:45, our own “Little Boogaloo”, Eden Brent, will take command of the stage to demonstrate why she’s been praised with superlatives such as “jaw-dropping”, “jubilant”, and “sultry”, earning nine nominations including “Album of the Year” and “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year”. There are rumors of a new album in production, so it’s possible that we’ll hear previews of a couple of the new songs!
We’ll be at B.B. King’s at 143 Beale Street. It’s free to the public so please stop by, say hello, and enjoy the music!