Lalah Hathaway Added to the BCMN Conference and Master Class

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Lalah Hathaway is a Grammy Award-Winning musician.  She recently won the Grammy for best R&B Performance with Snarky Puppy for “Something” check out the video below to hear her performance. Originally from Chicago she was born into a musical family as Donny Hathaway is her father.  She wrote her first song as a 10th grader and later went on to study music at Berklee College of Music, and released her first self titled album in 1990 that had hits such as “Baby Don’t Cry,” “Heaven Only Knows” and “I’m Coming Back.”  Currently Lalah is working on a new albumn titled “Lalah Hathaway Live,” you can find out more on her website and contribute to her Pledge Music Campaign:

Lalah Hathaway will be participating in the Berklee City Music Network Conference in two roles.  She will first participate on Terri Lyne Carrington’s panel titled “Working Hard, Aiming High: Developing the Young Artist” on Monday, November 3 from 11:05am-12:05pm.  Later that night she will be one of two clinicians at the Berklee City Music Network Conference Master Class (check out the video below) hosted at the Clive Davis Theater at the Grammy Museum where she will critique five bands from across the Berklee City Music Network during a live performance.

Check out her interview with Shea Rose ’11, a Berklee City Music alumna, and where they discussed her experiences at Berklee and beyond, her perspective on the music industry, and her experience with Berklee City Music Network member member Stax Music Academy in Memphis.

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UPDATE: “Walking in Memphis” BCMN 2013 Conference Playlist

This week’s update to the playlist features many Stax artists such as Otis Redding, The Staples Singers, Sam & Dave, Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, and Rufus Thomas.  A special thank you a blog reader Peter, for his suggestions of The Staple Singers’ “I’ll Take You There” and Johnnie Taylor’s “I Believe in You.”

If you have any suggestions of songs you would like to be added to the playlist please leave a comment and we will add them to the to the playlist next Friday.  Also, if you are in coming to this year’s BCMN Conference or are planning on going to Memphis for another reason, be sure to stop by and see our friends at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.  You will not be disappointed and will leave with a great amount of knowledge on the music of Memphis.

“Walking in Memphis” – The 2013 BCMN Conference Playlist

Beale Street – Memphis, TN

We are getting more and more excited as the conference draws nearer, and we want to share our excitement with you through our 2013 BCMN Conference Playlist entitled “Walking in Memphis,” after the song by Marc Cohn (who is actually from Cleveland, OH).  Aside from Marc Cohn, the playlist features artists who are from the Memphis area, including just over the state lines into Mississippi and Arkansas, as well as Stax artists.

Be sure to follow the playlist as we will update it each Friday until the conference begins, and please comment below to tell us songs that you would like to be added to it.

Be There or Be Square

Today is the last day to receive the Early Registration Discount for the Berklee City Music Network Conference.

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You’re too cool to be a square.

So put on your blue suede shoes and we’ll see you in Memphis!