The Ryman to Undergo Expansion; St. Paul & The Broken Bones Announce Fall Tour; Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names Class of 2014
Juli Thanki | June 27th, 2014
The Ryman Auditorium will soon undergo a $14 million expansion and renovation that’ll add a café, multi-media history tour, and new event facility. The actual music venue will not be affected; the project is expected to be completed next summer.
StreamCowboy Jack Clement’s “I’ve Got a Thing About Trains” from forthcoming posthumous release For Once and For All.
Jesse Winchester, Carl Perkins, Ann Peebles, Chips Moman, Furry Lewis, John Fry, Al Bell, and Lil Hardin Armstrong are among this year’s inductees into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. The official ceremony will be held in the fall.
Norah Jones’ new band, Puss N Boots, covered “Bull Rider” during a show in Brooklyn. The trio’s first album will be released in two weeks.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.