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June 17th, 2018    

Episode 227: Suffer The Children

Mark Wiklund is a Memphis singer/songwriter. His take on the making of music is quite refreshing. In this episode, Ric and Paul Crum sat down with Mark to discuss the art and how common themes can creep into an artist's catalogue. Also, Ric has some words regarding the holding of children hostage for politcal gain and will draw a simple line in the sand. Divisive? Probably.

NEXT WEEK: Sorianna Wood



June 10th, 2018    

Episode 226 - Massimo Bevilacqua Is A Machine

All the way from Rome, Italy, Massimo Bevilacqua stopped into the Radio Memphis studios for a chat and a performance of a few of his songs including a studio cut from his new CD Naked. He is a great guy, very talented and amusing soul who has seen the world and has a soft spot in his heart for Memphis. You'll find out why some people call him "The Machine". Also in this episode, the world kind of seems a little extra difficult these days, but guess what, there is some help.

NEXT WEEK: Mark Wiklund


June 3rd, 2018    

Episode 225: A Conversation with Robert Allen Parker

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Robert is a good example of what Memphis music is all about. He has been able to devote his life to the art and culture of our home. His humility and charm aside, he's a damn good guitar player and well-versed student of Memphis music as well as music from all over the country. Plus, there might be a spy in your home and you invited it inside.

NEXT WEEK: Massimo Bevilacqua From Rome to Memphis


May 27th, 2018    

Episode 224: The Delta Project and Uncomfortable Statements

Long time friends of Radio Memphis The Delta Project spent some quality time with Ric in the studio for some laughs, a great conversation and several songs from their catalogue. Also, Ric says a few things which tend to make people a little nervous. Unpopular thoughts are the key to all of our differences as a society. Going with the norm is not always a good thing as he explains here. 

NEXT WEEK: Robert Allen Parker


May 20th, 2018    

Episode 223: How To Lose an Election with Kieran Hilbert & Friends

If you were to run for some sort of political office, there are a couple of surefire ways that will cost you Ric's vote. One of which is downright creepy and happened to Ric. Also, Dianna Fryer sat down with Ric and Kieran Hilbert & Friends who came to Radio Memphis from Germany for a little chat and to play a few songs. These are the kind of international incidents which are considered good for everyone. 

NEXT WEEK: The Delta Project


May 13th, 2018    

Episode 222: This is America & Robert Kimbrough, Sr

Robert Kimbrough, Sr. comes from a rather prolific family of musicians. In this episode, Ric and Jeff spent some time with Robert and his band as they talked cotton patch soul blues, the culture around this style of music and the people making it happen. Also, several songs were performed and it was a large time. Also, Ric has some thoughts about the music video currently everyone is talking about.

NEXT WEEK: Kieran Hilbert came from Germany to play.



May 6th, 2018    

Episode 221: Kids These Days and Kenny Brown

Brewers and distillers have a solution for those who can't hold their liquor, they are making weaker beverages to cater to millennials. Seriously. In this episode, Ric takes a look at the new trend and explains how social media is controlling this market of people who can't drink responsibly. Also, Ric and Jeff sit down with Kenny Brown and his band. Hill Country Blues in on the menu this time out.

NEXT WEEK: Robert Kimbrough, Sr.



April 29th, 2018    

Episode 220: Liz Mandeville Plus, Talking Dirty with Siri

Siri has an interesting trick. At least as of the publication of this episode. In this episode, Ric will tell you what you do if you want Siri to say something really dirty. Just make sure the kids aren't around. Anyway, you'll get a demonstration in this episode that is completely unedited. Also on this show, the lovely Liz Mandeville stopped in to the Radio Memphis studios from Chicago. Aside from talking about the weather, Ric and Jeff had a large time with Liz and her guitar. 

NEXT WEEK: Kenny Brown


April 22nd, 2018    

Episode 219: The Software Blues with Watermelon Slim & The Workers

Radio Memphis has undergone a bunch of new changes. It still is, as a matter of fact. These changes have not come without issues. There ae always gremlins in the works that have to be hunted down and dealt with. In this episode, Ric lays it out a little. Also in this episode, Ric and Jeff sit down with Watermelon Slim & The Workers for a great conversation and a few tunes plus an interesting look at life from the eyes of a man who has certainly lived through a bunch of it.

NEXT WEEK: Liz Mandeville


April 15th, 2018    

Episode 218: An Evening with Howard Grimes

This is a longer episode than usual. There is a very good reaon for this. As the title says, it was an evening with the great Howard Grimes. Ric sat down with Howard on Easter Sunday. Dianna Fryer joins the conversation and they got to take part in a funny and often touching conversation with one of the men who built "that Memphis sound". Set some time aside and enjoy this truly remarkable conversation with one of the greatest drummers in the world.

NEXT WEEK: Watermelon Slim



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