Sounds Like: Jenny Lewis, Fleetwood Mac, Camera Obscura, Natalie Merchant, Neko Case
Bio: Letter to Memphis formed in 2011 when vocalist Devon Cahill and guitarist Gene Starks came together to create clever, honest, and relatable songs in the hopes of getting hearts beating, toes tapping, and wheels spinning. With time they have continued to find their sound with acoustic guitar and u...See Full Bio
“Riverfront Times 2014 nominee for Best Folk Band "For guitarist Gene Starks and vocalist/ukelelist Devon Cahill, Letter to Memphis began as a reason to learn and play the works of some of their favorite songwriters, including Jenny Lewis, M. Ward, Jeff Mangum and Camera Obscura's Tracyanne Campbell. When the duo started writing its own songs, they were in a traditional style, with elements of folk, country and blues. Now augmented by a full band and a steadily growing cache of fine original material, Letter to Memphis has become a fixture in the city's live music community. Songs like "The Oleatha Shuffle" (about the street where Cahill and Starks live) and "Rest Your Head" are whimsical, even playful in nature. However, it's the smokier, slower material, like "Time" and "Your Eyes and Mine," that really suggest great things to come in the near future."”
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