This week at the studio was very unusual. Memphis, known for how hot it remains, was extremely cold this week. We had temperatures as low as 2 degrees (record setting) and a bunch of ice on the roads. Because Memphis is not used to so much ice, the city shuts down. So, there was no school for the entire week. That is significant for Notes for Notes because the club and the studio were pretty much closed for the week.
The weather did not stop our guests from N4N Santa Barbara from coming in as scheduled.
The Notes for Notes student band flew down to Memphis for the annual International Blues Challenge. It was a pleasure to host their rehearsal in our Memphis studio for a couple days while the students were out. They were Cameron (guitar), Fabio (bass) , Brandy (vocals) , and former N4N program director, Maxton (drums)!
I wish the students would have been allowed into the building just to witness how great this band is. In Memphis, we focus on mainly studio performance and record over tracks. I would’ve loved for them to see other students their age play live music.
Although I was not able to make it out to the competition, I received reports that their performance went well as I knew it would. My favorite song they rehearsed is “I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James. It was great to have some extended N4N family in Memphis this week. I hope this becomes an annual venture!