Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, among the same spirits (and some of the actual people) who nurtured the young Elvis generations before, Paul Thorn has rambled down back roads, battled four-time world champion boxer Roberto Duran on national television, signed with and been dropped by a major label, performed on stages with Bonnie Raitt, Mark Knopfler, Sting, and John Prine among many others, and made some of the most emotionally restless yet relatable music of our time. With 20 years of writing, touring, and entertaining under his belt, he shows no sign of slowing down with his new record, Don’t Let the Devil Ride, breaking genre barriers and topping charts, putting a new twist on his already-entertaining live show.
"You can literally feel Memphis as soon as you get close to it,"says Memphis Jones. And, as a native Memphian with roots deeply embedded in the heart of Beale Street, USA, he would know. No one does what Memphis Jones does. Performing weekly at BB King's Blues Club on world famous Beale Street, he is a fan favorite. Tourists and purists flock to see his brand of high energy infotainment, where he shares "the stories behind the legends behind the songs that make Memphis famous". Memphis is a music lover who believes that all roads lead to Beale Street.
Memphis has traveled 'round the world to share his one-of-a-kind, Memphis-music experience. From blues to soul and rock & roll, he gives music lovers from around the world their own personal tours through the songs they love on the soundtrack of their lives.
In 2016, Ron’s band The Ridin’ Dudes, not only won 2nd place at the Rockabilly Rumble, but Ron Glaser, one of the front singers, also won the European Elvis Contest in Bad Nauheim, making him the official officiating best Elvis interpreter in Europe.
Check out this video of him performing at Tupelo Hardware Store last time he was in town…
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Reed Turchi & his kudzu Choir
Featured in Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, and Fretboard Journal, Turchi has been called “an old soul” by Glide Magazine. “We feel like we are sitting right there in some lonely cabin deep amongst the pines and the kudzu sipping whiskey and listening to him play his heart out." At the same time, Oxford American has recognized he’s “pushing the boundaries” of the Hill Country blues that inspired him to turn to slide guitar, and American Standard Time has called his work "The sound of a new American music.”