Dual Drive Celebrating The Memphis Music Legacy at @SpinStreetMusic

Memphis guitarist Garry Goin is a fairly well-known figure in the local music scene, who often appears at Memphis Grizzlies games at Fed Ex Forum, or at the annual Stax to the Max Soulsville Festival at the Stax Museum in South Memphis. Memphis saxophonist Pat Register is also very well known around town, and when he and Goin came together, the result was a band called Dual Drive, whose debut album The Memphis Project was recently released on Memphis-based blues label Icehouse Records. The album celebrates the Memphis music legacy, with new smooth-jazz-leaning arrangements of classic Memphis soul songs like “Take Me To The River” and “Dock of the Bay”, and on Tuesday July 1st, Garry and Pat were at Spin Street Music in Memphis to play a few of the songs from the album and to sign copies of it for enthusiastic fans. The crowd that gathered included a lot of Memphis musicians and music industry people, from Johnny and Jeff Phillips of Select-O-Hits, to Jack Cooper from the University of Memphis, and drummer James Sexton, who played on the recording.

Shannon McNally (@McNally) In-Store Performance at @SpinStreet in Memphis @fyeguy

Mississippi-based singer/songwriter Shannon McNally recently released her latest album Small Town Talk, a tribute to the songs of Louisiana’s legendary Bobby Charles, and to commemorate the event, she held an in-store performance and autograph signing at Memphis’ Spin Street Music on Tuesday, 4/23/13. Joined by Memphis guitarist Joe Restivo, McNally performed four songs from the album, including “But I Do”, one of Bobby Charles’ most enduring songs, made famous by the late Clarence “Frogman” Henry. Small Town Talk came out April 16 in stores, and exists on CD and vinyl. It can also be purchased as a digital download from iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/small-town-talk/id616312177.