With The Revue (Formerly Dante's Bop)
Put a Little Soul in your Country
|Nora, myself, and our fellow musicians, give two different kinds of shows. The "Jerry and Nora" shows, center on acoustic instruments, tight harmonies, and a very intimate and engaging performance style. The set lists are made up of a variety of songs by both classic Memphis artists, newer singer songwriters, and some of our own compositions. Interspersed in the songs are some history, stories, and background about the songs and artists presented. We typically perform either as a duo, Nora and I, or we add in a third musician, our bassist and background vocalist, Rob Chalifaux.||Shows
second format is our "Memphis Revue". This starts off with many of the
songs and motifs of the Beale Street Cafe format, but adds in a drummer,
keyboardist, electric guitars, and a more high energy presentation
style. Here we add keyboardist and accordion player, Don Hayward. Don
and Rob have been playing together since the Jurassic period. They work
together to really fill out the sound in The Memphis Revue. On drums we
have Dave Pepke. Dave just started with us in 2012. He is a seasoned
veteran of the music wars including a stint on the West Coast and in
Here is Dave..........
We will also feature guest performers, such as Michael "Elvis" Lee, and my brother Bill aka "Big Daddy" on guitar. These shows are always a lot of fun and filled with great songs and musicianship.