This live performance experience is based on the award-winning film and record that brought together multiple generations of iconic Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians. It features Grammy Award-winners and legends William Bell and Bobby Rush, and Memphis music legend Don Bryantsharing the stage and performing classics and new TMTTR collaborations.
Memphis musicians William Bell, Bobby Rush, and Don Bryant are three of this country’s great elder statesmen of soul music. Recording for labels in Memphis and elsewhere in the South, they produced a bevy of acclaimed albums and helped turn out hits for the likes of Otis Redding, Tina Turner, and Al Green. With a sultrier, grittier sensibility than their Motown neighbors up north, the Memphis sound these artists created was recently featured in Take Me to the River, a musical documentary that took home the Audience Award at SXSW Film Festival and helped put this revue on the road.
Backed by an all-star Memphis band, including Hi Rhythm Section, Grammy Award-winner Boo Mitchell, Grammy Award-nominee Martin Shore, alumni from the STAX Music Academy, and special appearances from award-winning rappers Frayser Boy and Al Kapone.