Posted on 3/12/2013
BNLX decided to take the long route to SXSW this year. We made a quick stop in Nashville and Memphis to visit some good friends and stop by a few recording studios.
Ed with his pal Jody Stephens, who was the drummer for legendary power pop pioneers Big Star and Minneapolis-based super group Golden Smog, hanging out at Ardent Studios. Ardent is one of the great American rock and roll studios located in Memphis, who has hosted everyone from Big Star, Led Zeppelin and R.E.M. to the Replacements, Raconteurs and The White Stripes.
BNLX visited Sun Studio in Memphis, the literal birth place of rock and roll recording, where the earliest hits by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others were recorded. Here's a shot of Ashley Ackerson singing into the actual Shure model 55 microphone used by Elvis in 1956!
Wiggy Ackerson, tour manager for BNLX, gives Big Star's Jody Stephens a BNLX LP.
Ed & Ashley
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