Tag Archives: Memphis

Tennessee at The Kennedys

Tennessee was well represented at the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. Almost all of the musicians who performed to honor the recipients had a connection with the state and its music. Beginning with Ringo Starr, who recorded his Beaucoups of … Continue reading

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Seeing Christmas on the road

During the period between November 29 and December 18 this year, I had the pleasure of performing or being a broadcast guest eight times in five cities. When I travel this time of year, I make sure to enjoy the … Continue reading

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Sun shines

August 22, 2015 started cloudy in Memphis, Tennessee. As I left my hotel downtown on Union Avenue and made my way to Overton Square, a light drizzle got more intense. By 11:00 a.m., the rain began to fall so loudly … Continue reading

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One shirt, with pedigree

The blue embroidered guitars with gold wings seemed to fly off the shirt in Lansky Brothers at the Peabody straight to me. I could almost hear some heavenly Memphis guitar licks as I viewed them on the shirt’s black background. … Continue reading

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My life at the Peabody

AUGUST 1, 2013-MEMPHIS, TN: LES KERR’S LIFE FLASHES BEFORE HIS EYES. That’s the way I felt sitting in the Lobby Bar of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. I was there with my wife, Gail, celebrating our anniversary. We were … Continue reading

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Needed: a little more Jack

Knowing that I am in the music business, an air-conditioning service technician once asked me if I knew Cowboy Jack Clement, one of Nashville’s great music industry personalities. I said, “No, but I see him around town, now and again.” … Continue reading

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Our New Year’s Ribbin’ Eve (recipe included)

Once again, my wife Gail and I will celebrate New Year’s Eve as we have for about fifteen years with an annual treat we reserve for this special night: ribs. Not just any ribs, but ribs from the legendary Memphis … Continue reading

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