Mei Ann Chen and The Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Originally published in Click Magazine Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s Mei Ann Chen delivers her final bow as Music Director Conductor Mei-Ann Chen has traveled the world conducting orchestras, but for the past six years, the Taiwan native has served as the Music Director for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Now that her tenure is over, the award-winning…

The Dead Dawls

Originally published in The Daily Helmsman. March 2014. Listen to the limited release here. Clouds of cigarette smoke and the lingering smell of beer and whiskey haze the dimly lit room that hides behind the famous Hi-Tone bar in Midtown Memphis. Five members of the almost orchestral-sized collaborative group Dead Dawls sit amongst the tattered…

Star & Micey

Originally Published in Click Magazine. April 2013 For many Memphis musicians, playing the iconic Beale Street Music Festival is only a dream. However, for the eclectic, Memphis-born, indie folk-pop four-piece Star & Micey, it’s a dream come true. The band consists of bassist Geoff Smith, guitarists Nicholas Redmond and Josh Cosby, and drummer Jeremy Stanfill. In some form, the band has been together…

Lucero

Originally published in Click Magazine. September 2013 Long before Memphis-born sensation Lucero was conceived and years before the band would even dream of setting off on their strenuous, almost-constant 15-year touring spree, there was only a group of scruffy teenagers with aspirations of continuing their city’s proud tradition of rock ‘n’ roll. “I had never…

Luther Dickinson

Originally published in Click Magazine. July 2014 In 1985, brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson would find themselves moving from their small town of Rossville, Tennessee to the verdant hills of North Mississippi’s city of Hernando. It was then that the 12-year-old son of legendary Memphis musician and producer Jim Dickinson would find himself strumming an…