Monday, March 24, 2008
010-Beale Street Blues
Arrived in Memphis late Sunday night and checked into Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel (yes, it's actually at the end of Lonely Street). Had a couple of drinks at the bar and headed out for Beale Street--assured by the bartender that there would definitely be live music, even on Easter Sunday. She was right--lots of incredible bands to choose from. We watched a few, then settled at the Rum Boogie Cafe to watch Elmo and the Shades, with members from Isaac Hayes' band (including three who played on the original Grammy-Award winning recording of "Shaft") and the drummer from The Blues Brothers. A _great_ show.