Memphis the Band

Memphis the Band

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Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll | Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Total Song Plays: 56   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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The music performed by MEMPHIS is a blend of many musical genres. Pick a sound such as rock, folk, blues, jazz, rockabilly and psychedelic; take the energy of those genres; focus them into musical harmonies, and you get the undiminished soul of MEMPHIS. The individuality of each of these distinct parts allows the music to cross over any limits that may exist in the faces of today's music.

MEMPHIS released Radio in the Summer of 2006. They are also supporting the release of Scott Morgan's book Paradise: The Last Place on Earth. The band previously released "Last of the Cadillac Days" and "Cheap Poems" and "Mulberry Creek". Last of the Cadillac Days showcases unforgettable lyrics and music that moves you. Perhaps described best by Jeri Rowe as "beautiful stuff in all its ragged, raise-your-glass glory".

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Read the latest review at The Daily Tar Heel

The Daily Tar Heel

February 1, 2007

Memphis the Band - Radio (self-released)

Though the sound of Memphis the Band has a distinct rock edge that comes through in the rough-hewn guitar, energetic drum fills and Hammond B3 organ parts, the overall feel is still undeniably twangy.

Scott Morgan's smoke-and-whiskey voice spins the story of a fallen soldier on "The Ballad of Whatever" over a roadhouse backbeat and wails on "Sleeping Pills" in a way that brings visions of Bob Dylan to the head of the listener.

The full sound of the band works to create parts that play amongst themselves and propel the lyrics to the fore. And fortunately for Memphis the Band, most of the lyrics ain't half bad.

Granted, despite some vocal similarities, these are not songs penned by Dylan or Willie Nelson, but they still convey stories and emotions clearly and convincingly.

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-Bryan Reed