Sun Records in Memphis

2015-11-21T16:05:43-08:00November 7th, 2015|Tennesee|

Sun Records, an unassuming brick building in Memphis, TN, was founded by Sam Phillips, who discovered and first recorded Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash.   That's why it's [...]

Graceland in Memphis, TN

2015-11-21T09:22:46-08:00November 6th, 2015|Tennesee|

There are about 600,000 visitors a year to Graceland, which is owned by his only daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.  The name Graceland comes from the prior owner's Aunt Grace.  The main house is about 10,000 [...]

MLK and National Civil Rights

2015-11-20T23:14:28-08:00November 5th, 2015|Tennesee|

The Lorraine Motel in Memphis was one of the few hotels for blacks in Memphis.  Famous guests included Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole and BB King.  It was where Dr. Martin Luther King [...]

Memphis Blues

2015-11-17T17:57:59-08:00November 4th, 2015|Tennesee|

Memphis really turns on some unique southern bluesy charm when the sun goes down and the lights come up on Beale Street.  We were there mid week and it was absolutely rocking with band after [...]