Memphis

Black Families in Memphis Music

It’s no surprise that Memphis is full of talented musicians in the Black community. What you may not know is many of them happen to be tied to each other in one way or another. Whether they are close friends, met a few times at a local concert, or happen to be family, this is […]

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5 Questions with Kenneth Whalum

By Jayne Ellen White As a top session and touring saxophonist, Kenneth Whalum rose quickly in the music industry working with artists that are household names— but he has also carved a deep and unique niche as a modern solo artist. Whalum’s genre may be most related to alt-soul, but his secret to songwriting is […]

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WAMM Recommends: Week of June 20

Each week, the team at WAMM sifts through all of the week’s upcoming shows to pick some of our favorites! Mempho Presents The Punch Brothers 7:30 p.m, Wednesday, June 22nd Germantown Performing Arts Center $45-$67 The Punch Brothers call themselves and American band, and while I get the need to not be granular– I suppose […]

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The Latest: Week of June 20th

Happy Juneteenth, ya’ll! As we all celebrate America’s newest federal holiday, here’s a roundup of some of the biggest Memphis music news from the past week, which unsurprisingly features plenty from the weekend’s many amazing Juneteenth celebrations. Memphis celebrates Juneteenth with music and style Throughout the city, Memphians celebrated Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the emancipation of […]