Concert: Boppin’ the Blues: A Celebration of Sam Phillips

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May 28, 2016 - The museum marks the closing of Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips with a concert in the CMA Theater by rockabilly, country, and roots-oriented artists influenced by Phillips and Sun Records. Oklahoma native JD McPherson has explored Sun-era rock & roll and rhythm & blues on two albums of original material. He gained national exposure in 2012 with his single “North Side Gal.” Rockabilly combo the Planet Rockers—Eddie Angel, Sonny George, Bill Swartz, and Mark W. Winchester—formed in Nashville in the late 1980s, branding their music “100 Percent Tennessee Rock & Roll.” Guitarist Angel is a founding member of Los Straitjackets, and bassist Winchester played with Emmylou Harris’s Nash Ramblers and the Brian Setzer Orchestra. Return of the Planet Rockers was recorded in 2014 at Phillips’s Memphis studio. Featured recently on Saturday Night Live, Illinois native Margo Price cut her 2016 debut solo album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, at historic Sun Studio in Memphis. Released on Jack White’ s Third Man Records, Price’s album has earned rave reviews. Raised in Mississippi, charismatic Webb Wilder has been blending rockabilly, British pop, country, and blues in creative ways since releasing his debut album, It Came from Nashville, thirty years ago.


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