Melissa Etheridge for Good: 'Memphis Rock & Soul' Revives 1960's Musical History
Melissa Etheridge and her full band will close out Season 4 of The Étude Sessions on Thursday, April 20th at the Stefanie H. Weill Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In a recent interview with The Sheboygan Press[http://www.sheboyganpress.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/04/11/melissa-etheridge-concert-wraps-up-etude-sessions/100304720/], Etheridge promised that the show will feature some of her classic songs as well as music from her now album, 'Memphis Rock and Soul.' The unique album is a tribute to the Memphis Blues and a historic time in America music. Stax Records was among the first to recognize that soul music transcended racial segregation in the 1960's - recording renown artists like Booker T and the M.G.s, Otis Redding, and the Mar-Keys. By reimagining songs from the Stax Records songbook, like "Respect Yourself" by the Staples Singers, Etheridge reminds us of some of the lessons learned through the Civil Rights Movement. At the same time, she applies her special rock artistry to move Memphis Blues into a new genre.
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Why we make music: Interview with Birds of Chicago
Before their concert, band Birds of Chicago[etude-sessions/2016-2017-season/the-etude-sessions-presents-birds-of-chicago/], featuring husband and wife duo JT Nero and Allison Russell, was kind enough to sit down for an interview with Étude Studios Interns. Birds of Chicago has been together since 2012, and they provide an eclectic mix of folk and indie style music.
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Good Music: This is How we Fundraise
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