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June 6 - June 9
JUNE 6-9, 2019.
CASA DE FRUTA CAMPGROUND
ROCKABILLY AND ITS MEMPHIS ROOTS
Defining features of the rockabilly sound included strong rhythms, vocal twangs, and common use of the tape echo;but progressive addition of different instruments and vocal harmonies led to its “dilution”. Initially popularized by artists such as Wanda Jackson, Johnny Cash, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Bob Luman, and Jerry Lee Lewis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockabilly
After World War II, barbecue became a viable commercial venture in Memphis. Small restaurants, known as “joints”, began to open with a purpose-built pit for slow-cooking the meat. Many small neighborhood joints in low-income areas, such as Payne’s, Leonard’s and Interstate, have gained notoriety as they reflect the roots of Memphis barbecue. Many regional chains have also developed from Memphis, including Tops, Neely’s, and Corky’s. As Memphis-style barbecue became more popular across the country, restaurants such as Corky’s and Rendezvous began shipping orders overnight to customers.