Thursday, September 22, 2011

Photos from US music trip St Louis/Springfield/Memphis

Here's the first batch of photos from the 2011 Stomping USA music trip. First, here are the four intrepid travellers (left to right): me, Dave Thomas, Dave Carroll and Lee Wilkinson.This is the view from St Louis' most famous landmark, the Gateway Arch, showing the Busch Baseball Stadium. The newly unveiled statue of Chuck Berry opposite the Blueberry Hill restaurant and music venue where Chuck plays once a month.

And here's me at the bar in Blueberry Hill. We seemed to spend quite a lot of time in bars!

Blues singer Kim Massie at the Beale on Broadway bar in downtown St Louis.

Larry Garner performing at the Greater Ozarks Blues Festival in Springfield, Missouri. We followed the legendary Route 66 from St Louis to Springfield.

This is Lil' Ed, performing with his band the Blues Imperials, at Springfield.

James Govan plays every week in the Rum Boogie Cafe in Beale Street, Memphis. The bar contains the original neon sign from Stax Records.

The Soul Survivors play every weekend at Wild Bill's juke joint in Memphis.
Here's me outside Memphis' oldest cafe, the Arcade, founded in 1919.
Royal Studios in the now-renamed Willie Mitchell Boulevard in Memphis, where Al Green, Ann Peebles, Otis Clay and Syl Johnson recorded.
The legendary Sun Studios at 706 Union St, Memphis, where the likes of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash recorded.
This is the J P Soars Band playing in Huey's, Memphis.

Yet another legendary Memphis recording studio - this is Ardent on Madison St.


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