WAMM Recommends: Week of February 20th

Each week, the team at We Are Memphis Music surveys the upcoming live shows to bring you our picks for the week’s can’t-miss concerts. Here are our picks for the week beginning February 20th.

Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros

7PM, Tuesday, February 21st

The Orpheum


You can’t call Bob Weir underrated. One of the world’s most revered rhythm guitarists flourished in the shadow of the godlike Jerry Garcia rather than withered in it, finely accentuating his bandmate’s legendary cosmic lead work and often transcending the usual ‘rhythm guitarist’ role with his own sprightly fretwork. Whether with the Grateful Dead or a plethora of other killer projects, Weir’s always worth checking in with, and his expansive recent ensemble ‘Wolf Bros’ is certainly no exception.

McCrary Sisters

7:30 PM, Friday, February 24th

Halloran Centre at The Orpheum Theatre


Take us to church! There is no doubt Memphis’ current and legacy music traditions have deep roots in gospel. Countless Memphis musicians experiencing success in the contemporary music scene near and far are products of gospel and church music. That said, we show up when some of the best in Tennessee gospel music comes to Memphis! The McCrary Sisters are biological sisters and daughters of Reverend Samuel H. “Sam” McCrary, a Baptist preacher who founded the legendary Nashville gospel quartet, The Fairfield Four. The sisters have released four records in fifteen years and are embarking on a tour following their latest single, “Run On”, and the loss of one of their sisters, Deborah McCrary. The performance will remind us what celebrating life every day looks like.

Louise Page

10PM, Saturday, February 25th


Under $10

Louise Page’s voice is pure power, dripping with raw emotion and catharsis. It’s the kind of voice that stops you in your tracks and forces you to pay attention – background music this isn’t. But that voice is also in service to some incredibly-insightful raw-nerve songcraft, as well, at turns wounded and triumphant, sultry and world-weary. There’s plenty of stellar piano-pop chanteuses out there in the indie landscape, but Page’s got the whole package, befitting of a true daughter of Memphis.

Jive Talk

8 PM, Saturday, February 25th



Jive Talk is a Nashville pop indie band that seems well-positioned to blow up in the next few years, and jumping on the train will allow you to say, “I’ve been listening to them since ‘Potions’!” Their latest single, “Potions,” is a follow-up to their 2022 EP, “lo rise.” Known for their high-energy live performances, you’ll definitely want to catch them on their tour this weekend at Railgarten.

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