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Notes from the Road

September 12, 2011

Summer Love Tour: Summer's End in Memphis

PHC staffer Ella Schovanec is on the Summer Love Tour with Garrison, Fred Newman, Andra Suchy, Heather Masse, Sara Watkins, and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band and will update us periodically from the road.

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Our last stop of the tour brought us to the birthplace of the blues and rock-and-roll, Memphis, Tennessee. It was in Memphis that Elvis Presley recorded "That's All Right (Mama)" at Sun Studio in 1954, and it was where W.C. Handy introduced the world to the blues. Richard Kriehn, Peter Johnson and Gary Raynor visited Sun Studio and walked the famous Beale Street -- a riot of juke joints, blues halls, neon lights, catfish po' boys, liquor and ribs.

In the spirit of Beale on Sunday night, the band paid homage to the great hits of Sun Studio -- "Great Balls of Fire," "Love Me Tender," and "That's All Right (Mama)." It was a memorable end to the Summer Love Tour under the moon and the stars. A great thank you to all for coming to the show, we'll miss all of the fans and the beautiful music every night. The folks in Memphis aren't the only ones with the blues.

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Photos

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August 12, Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, Michigan




 

August 13, Wharton Center, East Lansing, Michigan




August 14, Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Louisville, Kentucky




August 16, White Oak Amphitheatre, Greensboro, North Carolina




August 17, nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Portsmouth, Virginia




August 19, State Theatre, Portland, Maine




August 20, Cape Cod Melody Tent, Hyannis, Massachusetts




August 21, Artpark, Lewiston, New York




August 23, The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, California




August 24, Laxson Auditorium, Chico, California




August 25, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, Oregon




August 26, Eagle River Pavilion, Boise, Idaho




August 28, Alaska State Fair, Palmer, Alaska




August 29, A Day Off in Alaska




August 31, Starlight Theater, Kansas City, Missouri




September 6, Bass Hall, Forth Worth, Texas




September 7, ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin, Texas




September 8, Rudder Auditorium, College Station, Texas




September 9, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa, Alabama




September 10, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, Tennessee




September 11, Mud Island Amphitheater, Memphis, Tennessee




Videos


August 12, Grand Rapids, MI




August 13, East Lansing, MI




August 14, Louisville, KY




August 16, Greensboro, NC




August 17, Portsmouth, VA




"The Parting Glass," East Lansing, MI




"You Are Not Alone," Portsmouth, VA

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