Tagged with Tennessee

The heart of soul

The heart of soul

Memphis, Tennessee, October 2013:
The songs starts with a blast of horns and suddenly the room explodes into life. More than 30 kids perform Otis Redding’s Shake with so much energy, charisma … Continue reading

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A King is born

A King is born

Memphis, Tennessee, January 2010:
The cops arrive in a blaze of flashing blue lights – four big guys in black leather on white Harley-Davidsons. They roll in formation to the front of our coach, make a “wagons roll” signal, then… Continue reading

Nashville thrill

Nashville thrill

Nashville, Tennessee, April 2004:
Elvis did it once, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams did it so many times nobody kept count, and Steve Winwood did it only last night. Now it’s my turn to walk on stage… Continue reading