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Grace of the Sun (Studio Sessions)

02 Apr

Somebody gave me a heads up that Grace Potter & The Nocturnals were kicking off artist sessions from the famed Sun Studios in Memphis, TN.

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Now I’ve been to Sun Studios several times. It’s located at 706-710 Union Avenue, right in the heart of Memphis. It’s known as the birthplace of Rock & Roll, where Sam Phillips discovered the Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins, widely known as Phillips’ Million Dollar Quartet.

Here’s a recording of a jam session when all happened to be at the studio one day….you might recognize the tune.

But, I digress.

Sun Studios is a very simple place. It was never about the surroundings, acoustics or fancy mixers…it was (and is again) about the music.

I think it’s appropriate that Grace Potter kick off these sessions, as she is surely “about the music”. The sessions are designed to highlight up and coming talent, both known and not so well known. They will be featuring new artists each Monday, Wednesday and Friday through the blog, Live From Sun Studios. I’ve added it to the Blog Roll here, so make sure to check them out. If the upcoming sessions are as good as Grace’s inaugural contribution of Mystery Train, then we’re all in for a treat.

As for Grace, my friend John Furnari informs me that Grace’s train just keeps running. The young Ms. Potter is gaining wide acclaim, recently jamming with The Meters on JamCruise. It’s also just been announced that GPTN will be performing on the bill with Tom Petty, Radiohead, Ben Harper, Steve Winwood, Wilco, Jack Johnson, Drive-By Truckers, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Regina Spektor, Donovan Frankenreiter, and MANY more at Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Fransisco, August 22-24. All you West Coasters need to make this one a priority.

For all the latest on GPTN, make sure to stop by ThisisSomewhere.com. Somebody’s always glad to see you there.

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4 responses to “Grace of the Sun (Studio Sessions)

  1. Jeff from Sun

    April 2, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Thanks for the link and all the studio visits!!! We’ll have a new Grace video for “Outta My Tree” on Monday say stay tuned!

     
  2. music maven

    April 2, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks, Jeff! We’ll be sure to tune in.

     
  3. Shrewspeaks

    April 2, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    WOW MM…this is great.

     
  4. AH

    April 2, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Had seen GPTN’s session (great btw) but somehow blanked on the idea that a continuous series of artists was going to be available. Thank you for making the blog link accessible for my daily scroll. :]

     

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