In this episode, Dr. David Evans sits down with us to discuss the creation and history of the University of Memphis’ High Water Records. Since 1979 Dr. Evans has been recording local and regional blues, jazz, and gospel artists for the label. Listen as we discuss his personal interest in blues music, play some tracks, and discuss the importance of preservation in the digital era.
After you listen, be sure and check out our Spotify playlist of music discussed in the show. Additionally, Dr. Evans will be giving a presentation in the Memphis Room on April 23rd at 6pm. Dr. Evans will be playing music and discussing the revitalization of blues music in Memphis during the 1980s.