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!

Thank you all of for the re-induction into The Memphis Music Hall of Fame!

Date: November 18, 2019

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Can’t thank you all enough for the recent re-induction into The Memphis Music HOF! To be honored by your peers in such a way, well, it’s hard to put into words! I’m extremely humbled & grateful!
It was a special treat to have my eldest daughter, Ashley Cropper attend!
I also want to thank The BBC for their interview & documentary to come out soon!
Last, but certainly not least, The thrill it was last Tuesday to play with/for my longtime friend & brother, Mr. James Burton! Everyone from Sammy Haggar to Paul Schaefer & many more, came to Nashville to celebrate that Iconic “Telecaster Master”!
None of us could be where we are today without your love & support!
God Bless!
Crop!

6 Decades Of Hits

Date: October 29, 2019

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The James Burton International Guitar Festival is proud to present…
‘James Burton and Friends’ at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the evening of November 12th
in Nashville, Tennessee.

This historic event is one of the hottest tickets in town!!

This incredible concert will present music throughout James’ unprecedented career with exceptional talent joining him to celebrate.

Proceeds go to benefit the James Burton Foundation, which provides guitars to children in schools, hospitals and civic programs. Guitar donations are also made to veterans groups.

General admission tickets (with various pricing) should be available this weekend at https://www.nashvillesymphony.org

VIP tickets ($1,000 each) are available NOW, exclusively through the
James Burton Foundation at (318) 424-5000 or jamesburtonfest@aol.com
VIP tickets are tax-deductible and include a ‘meet & greet’ with the artists and premium seating.

More artists are being added to this musical celebration weekly and you don’t want to miss it!

Again, this is a fundraiser, so enjoy some amazing music and support a great cause.

Thanks for sharing and supporting the James Burton Foundation!

Steve Cropper to enter Memphis Music Hall of Fame

Date: June 26, 2019

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The Memphis Music Hall of Fame this year will honor eight artists – including Tina Turner, Steve Cropper and Charlie Musselwhite – for their influence on Memphis music and world entertainment.

Spanning genres as disparate as rock and opera and 100 years of live and recorded music, the 2019 class of inductees includes Dan Penn, Don Bryant, Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Memphis Boys and Florence Cole Talbert McCleave, in addition to Turner, Cropper and Musselwhite.

John Doyle, executive director of the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Memphis Music Hall of Fame, released the list Wednesday at Lafayette’s Music Room in Overton Square.

“The entire city is built on the backbone of legendary musicians who everybody in the world knows. Everybody in the world has sung their hits,” Doyle said.

“Any other city might be able to attempt to do a musical hall of fame if they’re only going to do country, or they’re only going to do jazz. Here in Memphis, Tennessee, we do soul, we do rock, we do blues, we do gospel, we do R&B, we do jazz, we do opera, we do rap, we do hip-hop. We do all of it.”

Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards and Kennedy Center Honors in her 60-year music career. “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” opens on Broadway this  year.

Cropper, a guitarist and songwriter, helped to craft Stax Records’ early sound as part of the label’s house band, Booker T. & the MGs. He is co-author of Stax hits including “Knock on Wood,” “Soul Man” and “(Sitting on) The Dock of the Bay.”

Bluesman Charlie Musselwhite spent his early years as a performer learning from Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf and other legends of the genre. He’s received seven Grammy Awards and 33 Blues Music Awards.

While Turner, often called the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” may be the highest profile name on the list, McCleave, who died in 1961, was known in her day as “Queen of the Concert Stage.” The soprano was one of the first widely acclaimed black American operatic performers.

A native of Detroit, McCleave lived in Memphis in later years, where she mentored at Owen College (now LeMoyne-Owen College) and co-founded the Memphis Music Association.

The 2019 Hall of Fame class also includes Dan Penn, who co-wrote “I’m Your Puppet,” “Dark End of the Street” and “Cry Like a Baby” with Spooner Oldham, and songwriter Don Bryant, known for his work at Royal Studios and Hi Records.

Drummer Gene Chrisman, guitarist Reggie Young, pianist Bobby Wood, bassist Tommy Cogbill and organist Bobby Emmons will be inducted collectively as “The Memphis Boys,” the house band for Chips Moman’s American Sound Studios. The Memphis Boys participated on landmark recordings such as Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” Elvis’ “Suspicious Minds,” and Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man.” Chrisman and Wood, the only living members of the band, still perform.

Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater’s most recent album title proclaims “Memphis … Yes, I’m Ready.” Born in Memphis, Bridgewater was raised in Flint, Michigan, and had a four-decade career before she returned to Memphis for her 2017 release on OKeh Records.

With its first class inducted in 2012, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame is organized by the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.

The 2019 ceremony is Nov. 8 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets went on sale Wednesday, following the official announcement of inductees. Visit the Memphis Music Hall of Fame website.

Steve Cropper & Dave Mason release 3 new tracks

Date: January 17, 2019

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Listen to 3 new songs Recorded by Steve Cropper, Dave Mason, & Gretchen Rhodes!

See Steve and Dave on tour – http://playitsteve.com/tour-dates/