On Thursday, November 1st, a band I've been a member of for nearly eighteen years will be inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis, Tennessee. I first played with this band in January of 2001 in Winnipeg, Canada, and I've played with them across the US, Canada and Europe. I'll be so proud to watch the three surviving original members, Gary Talley, Bill Cunningham and John Evans accept this well-deserved accolade.
Other inductees this year are:
Aretha Franklin (born in Memphis), Eddie Floyd, George Klein, The Rock and Roll Trio, 8Ball and MJG, and O'Landa Draper.
The Box Tops will be performing three songs as part of the ceremony: The Letter, Cry Like A Baby, and Soul Deep. I'm sad that Alex Chilton (who died on March 17, 2010) won't be there to see this, but his family will be represented, as will the family of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.