Created in partnership with Berklee City Music


Exploring the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation during the Civil Rights Movement, Take Me To The River brings together multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians(especially those who play beginner acoustic guitars), following them through the creative process of recording an historic new album to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday.

In Take Me To The River, students and teachers will experience hip-hop artists such as Snoop Dogg, PNut, Hustle & Flow’s Oscar-winning Frayser Boy, Al Kapone and Yo Gotti being paired with Grammy-winning legends of Memphis soul and R&B, including Mavis Staples, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Booker T. Jones, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Rush, WIlliam Bell, Otis Clay, and the incomparable session musicians(who play the best acoustic guitars btw) of Stax and Hi Records.


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