Johnny Memphis Band

Johnny Memphis Band

Thu · June 8, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Parlor Room

$10/Adv, $12/Door

This event is all ages

Johnny Memphis Band
Johnny Memphis Band
The Johnny Memphis Band has a brand new six-song cd coming out this spring called Rarities. “Well, there’s only six songs, so they must be rare,” said bandleader Memphis. In 2014 the Johnny Memphis Band released a full-length, debut album of original roots music, self-described as “single-stream rock ‘n’ roll.” “This time the idea was to release a batch of music that is the length of a vinyl album record side,” said Memphis. On the new cd the band wrote songs that include classic country (“Every Other Day at a Time,”) northern soul (“Never Been to Memphis,”) and re-fried doo-wop (“Buddy,”) a tribute to the legendary deejay Buddy Rubbish. “We like to think it’s a bit like a good potluck where you end up with a plate of delicious dishes that all go together,” said Memphis. When they play live this band throws down a party mix of funky blues and Louisiana mambo, country swing and Celtic stompers, originals and covers. The Johnny Memphis Band features fiddler Katherine First, guitarist Dave Pinkerton, bassist Paul Hartshorne, drummer Jason Smith and mandolinist/leadsinger Johnny Memphis. Keyboardist Shady Hartshorne will be joining the band at the Parlor Room. The Johnny Memphis Band is based in Florence. MA.
Venue Information:
The Parlor Room
32 Masonic Street
Northampton, MA, 01060