Memphis and the Meantimes with Mick Sterling celebrates the music from Sun Records and the Grand Ole Opry; music that changed the world. This special night of classic country and rock and roll will also feature special guest Bobby Vandell, performing several selections from his upcoming show “Sing Me Back Home,” honoring the genius of Merle Haggard.
Mick Sterling Presents Memphis and the Meantimes is an unabashed love-fest of the songs and artists that were the building blocks of all popular music today. The legendary performers and songwriters of the Grand Ole Opry and Sun Records – including Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, George Jones and Johnny Cash – will be honored by a stellar lineup of singers including Cate Fierro, Shalo Lee and Mick Sterling performing classics including “Blue Bayou,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jackson,” and many more influential classics.
To spice the night even hotter, Vandell will pay tribute to Haggard, who is known for hits like “Okie from Muskogee,” “The Fightin’ Side of Me,” and “I Wonder if They Think of Me.” With his band the Strangers, he helped create the Fender Telecaster-twang of the Bakersfield sound.
Haggard, who died in April, had 38 singles hit number one on U.S. country charts between the 1960s and ’80s.
This is not new country – this is the stuff new country can only dream of being. For fans of the classics of these genres, this will be a beautiful night.
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