Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Great to see so many at the Keith Sykes release party and Beale Street Brass Note celebration!  Thanks to Cyndi and Mike for setting up a group dinner before the show.  We had a great time!

This Thursday is our regular club meeting/dinner at Mortimers Restaurant, Perkins across from Lowes just off the Sam Cooper Perkins exit.  Meeting starts at 6 pm.

House Concert Alert!  New Trop Rock music from Brian Fields.  He will be at Harry T’s in Pickwick on Monday, March 21st and we will have him here in Memphis on May 15th.  More to come later.

We are working on booking a performer for our summer house concert.  If you have any suggestions, please let us know.

Thanks to Mike Coury who is now our club VP!  He will be leading the meeting on Thursday as I will be out of town.  Ya’ll come!

Karen Scott

Friday, March 4, 2016

Keith Sykes Release Party!

Keith Sykes single release party, Friday night, March 11th, The Warehouse, 36 E. GE Patterson Ave.  7 pm doors open, 8 pm watch Keith get his Beale Street Brass Note!  Join us for this fun event!  Keith Sykes celebrates the release of his new single "Come As You Are Beach Bar" on March 11 at The Warehouse!

Don't miss this one - Keith will also be honored that night with his official Beale Street Brass Note ceremony!

Doors: 7 PM
Beale Street Brass Note Ceremony: 8 PM + music to follow


Somewhere in Texas, there’s a little beach town where Keith Sykes finds himself once a year, in the wintertime. He holes up for a month, with the salty air and his guitar, unloading his mind of all the half-written lyrical lines and lonely guitar licks a year can bring.

“I’ve always had a natural tie to a certain kind of music anyway, even before I was a Coral Reefer,” Sykes says. “Because of my love of the islands, the little beach towns, and the people I meet when I’m in that environment.”

His new single, “Come As You Are Beach Bar,” is the story of some of those people. It came to life out of a snippet of guitar, Sykes says. “That’s what I had first, just a little guitar thing that I liked.”

Next thing he knew, he was waxing on the tale of Captain Bobby and a dive bar whose characters he paints so vividly you can almost feel yourself sitting next to them at the bar, salt spray and stale beer hanging in the air.

There’s a different feel to this song – Sykes is playful in his phrasing, almost spoken word – an indication that after more than 40 years in the business, Keith Sykes isn’t slowing down or taking it easy. He’s looking for new sounds, new ideas and new challenges. He’s risen to this one with splendid result.

The single will be out on iTunes and Amazon March 11 via KSM Entertainment. Keith Sykes celebrates the release of his new single "Come As You Are Beach Bar" on March 11 at The Warehouse!