Road House Series: Sun Records, Saturday July 13, 8:00 pm

$ 30.00

WE"RE VERY SORRY< BUT THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED< WE DO HOPE TO BRING BACK THIS SHOW AND OTHERS LIKE IT IN THE NER FUTURE
A Rockabilly show honoring the best in the music that started up Rock ‘n’ Roll and changed the world.  The Roadhouse brings you a variety of artists who specialize in this unique form of American roots music and will bring you to your feet even as we shake up the basement room and rattle the walls of the legendary Fret House for an evening of Memphis fun. Performing artists include J.P. McDermott, David Serby, Miss Mac, Tiffany Baily, Tim Tedrow, and Joel Bennett. The house band, The Mystery Train Band, include Jay Asher, Rick Bagby, en Goldman, Matt Bunsen, and Bartt Warburton. 

The Sun Sound began in 1952 when Sam Phillips launched his record company. He named it Sun Records in the post-World War 11 years as a sign of his perpetual optimism: a new day and a new beginning.  It was located at 706 Union Avenue, an all-purpose studio.  It resides there to this day, an active studios still signing artists and making records. Sam Phillips had a passion for the country-western music coming out of nearby Nashville and the blues he heard from artists in the racially segregated part of Memphis were connected with artists like Ike Turner, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King.  Sun Records was where Phillips discovered the unique combined sound Rhythm & Blues and Country music that started as Rockabilly and came to be known as Rock ‘n’ Roll through a young singer named Elvis Presley.  It brought music together and ended the era that release strictly segregated 'race records.'   The music that came out of Sun Records foreshadowed the historic breakthrough of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.  So put on your dancing shoes and bring your cool shades & get ready to rock!

Admission: $30
Show: 8:00 pm

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