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Wayne Jackson – Memphis Horns

June 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A friend of Firepit Friday, a talent that will be missed and a soul unlike any other. Godspeed Wayne. Download Part 1 Download Part 2   Wayne Jackson (November 24, 1941 – June 21, 2016) in West Memphis, Arkansas, was an American soul and R&B musician, playing the trumpet in the Mar-Keys, in the house band at Stax Records and later as one of The Memphis Horns, “arguably the greatest soul horn section ever”.[1][2] Together with Andrew Love, he created the signature horn sound at Stax on hit records by Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and others. After the years recording at Stax, they incorporated themselves into The Memphis Horns and began freelancing, recording on sessions for such artists as Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Al Green, and Dusty Springfield. The duo also toured with The Doobie Brothers, Jimmy Buffett, Robert Cray, and numerous other performers. In 2012, the Memphis Horns received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding artistic significance in music.[3] Jackson died on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis of congestive heart failure. [4] His death came after several years of failing health during which he still maintained an active schedule earning an income […]

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Steve Wariner Art & Purpose to Pour Fundraiser

October 31, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Firepit Friday interviews Musician and Artist Steve Wariner at the Tennessee State Museum as he unveils his watercolor pieces.  Then, we visit the Pour House with Progress Inc’s Kelly Monday and host Lauren Wray from American Pickers.

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South by Southwest

July 24, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

CC and Lindsay head to Austin, TX to tke in the sights and sounds of SXSW!

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The Devil Wears Prada Exclusive interview

July 22, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The Devil Wears Prada Exclusive interview on Firepit Friday

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Fitz and the Tantrums exclusive interview with Firepit Friday

July 22, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

In just a year or so, soulsters Fitz & the Tantrums went from the living room to the main stage. The recipe for meteoric success?

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Drum Jockeys, Johnny Rabb and Chris Patterson

July 22, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Drum Jockeys, Johnny Rabb and Chris Patterson

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John Aldridge & Bryan Hitt

July 22, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

John Aldridge and REO Speedwagon drummer Bryan Hitt sit down to chat with Firepit Friday.

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Afro Flow

July 22, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

AfroFlow is a musical group that consists of a signature style heavily influenced by African beats through drums, spoken word, and call and response

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Nashville’s Buzzy Awards

July 21, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Firepit Friday visits Nashville’s Buzzy Awards.

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Kevin Cronin – REO Speedwagon

July 21, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

CC sits down with Frontman Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon and his tech Smooth.

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