On Saturday, we did the Sun Studio tour. If you are ever in Memphis, that is a must. Our tour guide (Jason Fly, I think was his name) did a fabulous job. He was extremely knowledgeable, and it was easy to tell that the loves what he does. The history of the studio is unbelievable, and to realize that we stood in the SAME room with the SAME flooring, wall and ceiling tiles, and microphone as some of music's greatest...Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, U2...sent chills over me.
We made sure to go to B. B. King's Blues Club on Saturday night. The guy who is the house band, Will Tucker, is AMAZING! A guy sitting at the table next to ours told Tim that he has to have milk or Pepsi, though, because he isn't old enough to drink. hahaha He's been playing in the house band since he was 14 years old. He'll be famous soon. The All-Star Band was amazing as well!
A few pics of our fun weekend, in no particular order.
|The Big Ass Bad Ass Album Cover 2012|
|What can we say? They prepared for our visit. :)|
|Dry rub vs. wet at Corky's...OMG|
|Hollywood has stars. Memphis has musical notes.|
|Meal for two at Interstate BBQ. And yes, BBQ spaghetti is good!|
|"Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay"|
|Musical history was made here.|
|Father of the Blues, Mr. W. C. Handy|
Memphis was a great trip, and I really want to go back. We have so many places we didn't get to see (ok, ok...BBQ places we didn't get to eat at, and yes, I know I shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition, but it's SUMMER, okay? Leave me alone. LOL) Maybe a quick ride up for a 'que sometime in the fall. :)
So that's the start to my summer. So far, so good!
Have a GREAT day!