Reviving the Memphis Blues in the 1980s


This Thursday, April 23rd, the Memphis & Shelby County Room will host Dr. David Evans as he discusses the rebirth of Memphis blues, including the revival of Beale St., the rise of Memphis in May, and the creation of the Center for Southern Folklore.  Recently featured on the Memphis Room Music Show podcast, Dr. Evans is an anthromusicologist and professor of music at the University of Memphis.  He has recorded local blues and gospel artists for the University’s High Water Records label since 1979.

Dr. Evans will be speaking and playing music in the Memphis Room starting at 6pm.


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