I’ll be on the East Coast from May 14th – 18th promoting Memphis Rent Party. Dates and info:
5/14 – Baltimore at The Ivy with Creative Alliance – with a video accompaniment. All info here.
5/15 – Philadelphia at Penn Book Center – with WXPN’s Jonny Meister. All info here.
5/16 – DC at Solid State Books – also with a video accompaniment. All info here.
5/17 – Brooklyn at the Kings County Distillery – with a video accompaniment and followed by a set from Jonathan Kane’s February. All info here.
5/18 – Brooklyn at Quimby’s Bookstore – A screening of my documentary “Muddy Waters Can’t Be Satisfied”. All info here.
New release in March 2018!
Memphis Rent Party soundtrack now available! Purchase from Amazon
“Blues, being the wellspring of all American music for over a century, is always worth studying. Robert does it right.”
“An emotional map of musical Memphis. If you don’t know these characters, let Robert Gordon introduce you.”
“In this excellent collection of essays, Gordon (It Came from Memphis), a veteran music journalist on the Memphis scene, masterfully writes about the outlaws, rebels, and tragic figures who provided the spark for the city’s entertainment industry. … Gordon’s book is a grand, funky musical tour of Memphis.” Publishers Weekly
A celebration of uncommon music and musicians from Memphis and environs, from the acclaimed author of Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion.
“a must-view film for our media-besotted age” The Wall Street Journal
“A delicious spectacle” Newsweek
“Thoroughly engrossing” Joe Leydon, Variety
“Outstanding. There could scarcely be any documentary more enticing, scintillating and downright fascinating.” The Hollywood Reporter
“The best doc [at Sundance]… this film’s elegant mix of archival footage and talking-head commentary rivetingly retraces how one heated rivalry sparked an entire culture of punditry. Time Out New York
“Wickedly entertaining” New York Post