Take Me to the River: A Memphis Soul, Rhythm & Blues Revue at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Oct. 18, 2017

The Oregon Symphony presented the extraordinary Take Me to the River Revue tour at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Wednesday evening, a live performance experience based on the award-winning film and record. The revue brought together multiple generations of iconic Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians.This historic show featured a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see legends William Bell (2017 Grammy winner), Bobby Rush (2017 Grammy winner) and Charlie Musselwhite (2014 Grammy winner), who shared the stage with the Hi Rhythm Section (who have played on 27 gold and platinum records, including all of Al Green’s classics). Also on stage was Grammy award winner Boo Mitchell, award-winning director and Grammy nominee Martin Shore, and alums of the Stax Music Academy including Ashton Riker and Evvie McKinney (vocals) and Andrew Saino (guitar). Special appearances by Academy Award winner Frayser Boy, Critics Choice Award winner Al Kapone, Edward Cleveland (drums), Jamel Mitchell (baritone), Marc Franklin (trumpet) and Jeremy Coleman (tenor sax) rounded out a live performance with a phenomenal group of artists, leaving smiles across the faces of everyone in attendance.

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