R.I.P. Mac Davis

Date: September 30, 2020

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Mac Davis, the country singer-songwriter who wrote several hits for Elvis Presley, has died following heart surgery, his manager Jim Morey confirmed. He was 78. Davis was also a prolific actor: In addition to starring in various TV specials, he had his own show, The Mac Davis Show, from 1974 to 1976.

Steve Cropper said this afternoon: “Today the world has lost a super talent. His music will live forever but there will never be another MAC DAVIS. Mac, God bless you where ever you are.”

Cropper And Sun

Date: September 18, 2020

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Roots-music trio Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band adds a fourth member in Dom Flemons for a high-octane cover of “Shake Your Money Maker.” The musicians convened at Sun Records Studio in Memphis in late 2019 to re-create the Elmore James blues standard, which they had first performed together as a jam at the Blues Music Awards earlier that year. It’s a particularly fierce take, with a guitar assist from Stax Records icon Steve Cropper and Scot Sutherland on bass.

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Charlie Daniels R.I.P

Date: July 6, 2020

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So sorry to hear about our good friend Charlie Daniels passing. We have jammed in the past and Angel and I both played in many of his charity tournaments. He was such a great musician and player.

Blues Brothers At 40

Date: June 23, 2020

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John Landis struck gold with his madcap 1980 comedy, a masterpiece of choreographed destruction with a killer soundtrack. Running hot off the success of his 1978 frathouse romp Animal House, Landis was handed the keys to the studio kingdom and seized the opportunity to make the biggest, loudest commercial juggernaut that Hollywood had seen since It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

 

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R.I.P. Richard & Roy

Date: May 9, 2020

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We have lost two super guys this week: Little Richard and Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy. I had the great fortune of meeting both of them several times. Both real people, not to be confused with their profession. Just regular guys doing what they did best. Both will certainly be missed but,as they say,never forgotten. No one could ever copy what they achieved, the absolute best.

Day By Day

Date: April 8, 2020

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Friends!
I know we’re all dealing with this pandemic in our own way, but I’m so devastated at the loss of some incredible friends, & musical brothers/ royalty recently!
My heart goes out to the families of JOHN PRINE, (who I had the privilege of collaborating with for so many years!), JOE DIFFIE, what an amazing musician, & great guy! And, Delta Dawn deliverer, ALEX HARVEY!
I just can’t wrap my mind around the speed at which this virus has spread & taken so many lives!
I’m home with my beautiful wife, Angel, our youngest kids, Andrea & Cam, Our Big ole Delta Blue, & shaggy Toby!
I say a prayer for my friends, family, business associates, and especially YOU, my fans, (& friends)….
Please stay safe, & follow every direction given by your Governor, mayor, etc. , wherever you may be!
Show your Loved Ones just how much they mean to you!
This sure has taught me never to take a single minute for granted!
We’ll get through this!
God Bless…
Crop!

Steve Cropper to play “The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To B.B. King” – February 16 & 17 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY

Date: January 15, 2020

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Very special to be chosen to join The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To B.B. King – February 16 & 17 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.

Pre-sale tickets are now available at http://bbkingthethrillisgone.com/presale. Use password THRILL.

Tickets go on sale to the general public 12p ET Friday at http://bit.ly/BBKingCap

Why I use a Telecaster! Interview with the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

Date: January 3, 2020

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Watch the great interview with the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum!