Friday, February 09, 2007

Gibson Soul

The smell of freshly carved tonewoods. The incandescent flutterings of abalone and pearl inlay. Classic details of a Gibson, arguably the most famous guitar brand in music. Gibson's Memphis factory offers tours of its state-of-the art production facility, home of the revered ES series guitars, which have been played by the likes of b.B. King, Scotty Moore, Carl Perkins and Chuck Berry. But it's not just the factory that draws crowds, the Gibson Lounge does an amazing job of booking superb local and regional talent.

In recent years, Gibson has hosted such acts as Jim Dickinson, our own Amy LaVere, and a very special rooftop performance from Wilco. In the coming months, the Lounge will feature a number of soul and soul-related artists, including New Orlean pianist, Henry Butler, Soulful Sundays, a new monthly event, and The Temprees, the original Stax Records vocal groups.

For more information on these and other events, please check out our Soul Events page:

http://memphissoul50.com/events/soul50events.html.

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