Showing posts from January 16, 2011

Wanda Jackson @ Million Dollar Quartet On Broadway!

Rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson will join the Broadway cast of the musical Million Dollar Quartet, playing at the Nederlander Theatre for a special encore performance on Thursday, January 20. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer. The show was inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley -- along with Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records. The cast currently features Eddie Clendening (Elvis Presley), Lance Guest (Johnny Cash), Levi Kreiss (Jerry Lee Lewis), Jared Mason (Carl Perkins), James Moye (Sam Phillips), and Elizabeth Stanley (Dyanna). Darlene Love @ Million Dollar Quartet last month:

LX New York Back Stage With The Cast Of Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet

View more news videos at: . Maria Sansone of “LX New York” got to visit the cast of Million Dollar Quartet, the musicalization of the 1956 recording jam session featuring Elvis Presley (Eddie Clendening), Johnny Cash (Lance Guest), Carl Perkins (Robert Lyons) and Jerry Lee Lewis (2010 Tony Award winner Levi Kreis). Sansone got a peek at how Kreis, Lyons and guitarist Cory Kaiser make their music, even getting a chance to play the piano with some Jerry Lee Lewis flair. Million Dollar Quartet is currently running at the Nederlander Theatre. Order Tickets Now!

Floyd Cramer's Grandson Carries On Musicial Legacy

Jason Coleman didn't really realize just how much his "granddad" - and the music Floyd Cramer created - meant to so many people. "It's been eye-opening to me as I get older," said Coleman, 25, a piano player who's helping perpetuate his maternal grandfather's legacy and unique style. "As a kid, I didn't realize the immensity of granddad's music among so many different people, cultures and places." Cramer (1933-97), a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, remains one of America's most revered musicians - especially in Nashville, where his signature piano stylings graced the recordings of major country-music entertainers during five decades. Not surprisingly, the nostalgia maxes out when Coleman plays Cramer's "Last Date," which "really catapulted him into fame." An instantly engaging instrumental - with lush string accompaniment - it became a gold record and rose to No. 2 on Billboard magazine's

Cowboy Jack Clement Back In Memphis With Chris Isaak!

Cowboy Jack Clement is "back in Memphis" to record at Sun Studio with singer/songwriter Chris Isaak. Chris plans to record a collection of songs by the likes of Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, and wants to try out some of the new material on his fans. But he also promises to delve into his extensive back catalog, welcoming 2011 with rarities, familiar covers and hits such as "Wicked Game," "Somebody's Crying" and "Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing."  Many of you may know Chris for his many tributes to Elvis (some you can see below) or you may know him from touring with Lisa Marie Presley for her debut album. Either way, we look forward to this album especially since the legendary Cowboy is back in Memphis and at Sun Studio where it all started!