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Memphis Means Music Month Poll

To celebrate Memphis Means Music Month, Christina Meek interviewed a few Greater Memphis Chamber employees to learn about their favorite music and Memphis music memories. We must be a musical bunch, because she encountered a lot of nostalgia, a few impromptu performances, and The King even makes a cameo.
 
JOHN DUNCAN, Vice President, Member Development



SALLY WHITEHORN
, Business Development Consultant in Member Development

What was the first live concert that you attended?
Wild Cherry in Starkville, MS-How hilarious is that? A long way from taking our daughters to Nashville to see U2 this past summer.
Where do you like to see live music locally? Restaurants like Huey’s or Itta Bena
Who are some of your favorite local bands/musicians? Amy Lavere/Dianne Price and her Boyfriends/Joyce Cobb
Anything else about local/Memphis music you want to add? The most fun I have had lately is a reunion of bands that used to play at the Antenna Club on Madison. It was held at the Hi Tone and featured Neighborhood Texture Jam and the Generics among others. It was a 4:00 a.m. night, which was good for the soul!

JEANNE BLEU, Business Development Consultant in Member Development

What was the first live concert that you attended?
Credence Clearwater Revival – I was very young.
Where do you like to see live music locally? Levitt Shell
Who are some of your favorite local bands/musicians? Amy Lavere, Grace Askew, Ed Finney, The Billy Gibson Band, Susan Marshall, Reba Russell
Anything else about local/Memphis music you want to add? Memphians are so lucky to have so many world class musicians that choose to stay here and play. They are the heart and soul of this city.

ADRIENNE JOHNSON, Director of Research



CAROL TWYMAN, Manager of Human Resources

What was the first live concert that you attended?
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs at the Oporto Armory in Birmingham in 1966
Where do you like to see live music locally? Various venues…we’ll hear about an artist and go where he or she is
Who are some of your favorite local bands/musicians? Shelly Brown, Kirk Whalum, Mavis Staples, Tom Lenardo’s band, Marvelle Thomas.
Anything else about local/Memphis music you want to add? It isn’t just blues. Memphis has it all! Reba Russell, Susan Marshall, and Amy LeVere.

AMY DANIELS, Director of Communications and
JOANNA KELLY, Administrative Assistant in Communications



COREY OWENS, Graphic Designer in Communications

What was the first live concert that you attended?
The Black Crowes at the Orpheum
Where do you like to see live music locally? Mud Island, the New Daisey, Hi-Tone
Who are some of your favorite local bands/musicians? The City Champs, Eric Gales band, Lucero
Anything else about local/Memphis music you want to add? Memphis has more diverse music than NY!

We'd love for you to share your musical memories and favorite Memphis music locations with us in the comment section below. And don't miss out on all the great musical events this month in honor of Memphis Means Music Month, brought to you by the Memphis Music Foundation.


Posted: 10/14/2011 11:17:43 AM | with 0 comments
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