Over the past few seasons, BSC has brought our listeners a lot of Memphis music from a funky Midtown dive known as DKDC (Don't Know, Don't Care). On this week’s program we take a closer look at what makes a music spot special, how it fits in with the overall scene, and we talk with the owner, restaurateur Karen Carrier. Oh, and we also have killer performances from The Reigning Sound and Lucy Woodward!
The Reigning Sound
Founded by Memphis blues-punk legend Greg Cartwright -- a former member of the Oblivians, the Compulsive Gamblers, and '68 Comeback -- Reigning Sound fuse the hot-wired energy of garage rock with the deep emotional resonance of classic soul music in a manner that suggests a cross between the early Rolling Stones and the Sonics. More...
London, 1970's. An opera singer/bellydancer/musicologist young woman meets a classical conductor/composer young man and make a baby who couldn't escape music if she tried. Born in London and raised in Holland and New York, she escaped . . . right into music. Singing jazz for tip jars and meals on Bleecker street, waitressing, cover banding, jingling, waitressing, songwriting, background vocalizing and waitressing were all a part of the journey. Parents fully behind the sitch. In a nutshell, this happened . . .
Lucy's Atlantic Records 2003 debut album allowed her to tour internationally and garner significant press exposure, including a spot on Jay Leno's "The Tonight Show.” An award-winning songwriter, Lucy has written and recorded songs for several film soundtracks including the Golden Globe-winning The Blind Side, What a Girl Wants, Last Vegas and her favorite, Ice Princess, with her rendition of Bjork/Betty Hutton big band cover "It's Oh So Quiet." More...
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