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I play solo, duo or with my Savannah Shoals Band. I have lived, played , recorded many years in Memphis and still maintain a home in Memphis. I also have a home in the middle of the greatest music areas in the world, Memphis, The Shoals, and Nashville are all close by my little resort town Pickwick/Savannah. I am songwriter first, player second. I love jamming and write in all genres. I founded the Tn Rivertown Jam 1996 Instruments I enjoy playing while singing my favorite songs, guitar, bass, keyboard, mandolin, dulcimer, banjo, and ukelele, I also teach some awesome students.
I have been involved with music all of my life. Have had the honor of playing and recording with the best of the best. What I enjoy out of this music magic tour I am on is the awesome unexpected adventures it has afforded me.That is all I want!! Those magic moments! It is enough for me, I just want to play as long as I am breathing.
I have several singles available in most all on line sources and a cd in the Reverbnation store. I am at this time working on a full production cd.
I am going to go back in time and write some info here on folks I have jammed with, shared the stage with, recorded with, written with, radio plays, written for, published works,productions, any tidbit that I would want to write in a music diary. This is somewhat for myself and want to share with you. I never started out to be or wanted to be a star, just wanted to play and play with the best. I have and will continue this journey as long as God is willing.
I was co owner of The Listening Room in Memphis in the 80's. Played probably every venue from Beale to east Memphis.The first place I EVER played was the Folklore on Madison in Memphis, a wonderful place!!!! I Had my first single release party on Beale street Memphis .Played second gig at a Larry Rasberry and Kieth Sykes Show at Highland Theater. Later did my own show their with Dorothy Guinn Jam band, The jam band was me, John Sumner, John Albertson, John Lightman, Tammy JO ONeal, and Travis Guinn.
Radio play on 106, and WEVL, now a Radio Memphis Artist and many more globally.. Recorded Her Heart's In Waiting, at Ardent studio with me on vocals, guitar, Travis Guinn on guitar, Tammy Jo Oneal on drums, John Sumner on lead guitar (Brenda Patterson's lead man with The CampFire Boys),and John Lightman on Bass ( Big Star and Boxtop bassist)This recording package came from the Campfire boys playing for Al Gore, they gave it to me!!!! This song has gained international attention and fans and still moving on.. While in Memphis I also had the honor of jamming with Hootie and the Blowfish, Kieth Sykes, Herman Green, and Rufus Thomas to name a few. Shared the stage with Black Oak Arkansas, Mike Dees, Nancy Apple, Barbara Blue, and many more.Was involved with a Memphis In May Jam at Kudzus, and played for Race For The Cure.
New York days, just jammed with some street musicians and a few music venues.Wrote and had song published, Earth's Final Cry, and Little Soldiers Dream in national music magazines. Chicago days, played lots of clubs, Northwestern Folk Festival, The Women's Music Room, Wrote jingle used in the promotion of the Famous Barter Theater Virginia.I took guitar and elements of music at Pete Segars Old Town School of Music.
THE SHOALS: I recently did a showcase with Mark Narmore and a sit in with Sharbaby, and met and played with Gary Nichols. I try to attend the Cypress Moon Studio songwriters meeting as often as possible.Played years at the Micky Buckins, Jerry McGee's Songwriters Showcase, filled with the best songwriters in the world, there I also opened for Travis Wammack, jammed with/shared stage Bo Bice (runner up to Carri Underwood) Nc Thurman, Scott Boyer,(Wrote Please be with me for Clapton) and was at the last recording private party of LS, music all night!!! Scott Boyer was the first musician to invite me on the stage in the Shoals area. I recently worked with Nc Thurman and Jimmy Nut, and had my first co writing session with Mark Narmore at Cypress Moon studio Sept 30, 2013 and we penned the song, GOOD GOODBYE..
Nashville , well I lived there two years and loved playing all the venues that catered to songwriters. Had some great times.One of the best nights I recall was at Hard Rock and then the Gibson Cafe. Hard Rock offered me a touring job to play at their venues but I am not an on the road kind of person.
Producing to this day THE TNRIVERJAM with Wayne Jerrolds and many other great musicians, 2012 year Amy Dalley was the headliner. Mark Namore,Tosha Brooke Hill, Andy Tanas, Justin Smith, Sandy Carroll, and Lisa Lambert were the Writers in the Round with me Nov 2 2013 at the HISTORIC SAVANNAH THEATER. I always say I am a puppy running with the big dogs, but love the pack!!! I am at www.facebook.com/dorothyguinnmusic. I also have a web page www.dorothyguinn.com and am also on twitter, Tnblueschick..