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River Series at Harbor Town Amphitheater

740 Harbor Bend Rd

Memphis, 38013

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The River Series: Reigning Sound

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Reigning Sound joined the Merge roster in 2014 with Shattered. The band’s principal songwriter/member is Greg Cartwright, who’s been leading the shifting cast of characters since 2001. You may be familiar with some of the band’s work, as this album is preceded by five studio efforts as well as numerous EPs and live records. Or perhaps some of Greg’s other projects have been on your musical radar: The Oblivians, Parting Gifts, Compulsive Gamblers, 68 Comeback, Deadly Snakes, Detroit Cobras.

It’s been over 15 years since Cartwright uprooted to Asheville, but this new Memphis-made record shows the songwriter in top form and wholly inspired by his birthplace. And it’s not only the terrain that’s familiar: For this new LP, Cartwright also reunited with Reigning Sound’s original “Memphis lineup” of Jeremy Scott (bass), Greg Roberson (drums), and Alex Greene (keyboards), all of whom played on the band’s earliest recordings.

The new songs explore fresh lyrical and musical territories but at times also tastefully echo back to Reigning Sound’s Break Up, Break Down (2001) and Time Bomb High School (2002). And that’s not by chance—it’s just what happens when these musicians get in the same room. Their sonic chemistry hasn’t faded a bit.

A Little More Time is the original lineup’s first in-studio collaboration since 2005’s Home for Orphans LP, which Merge reissued last year.

"Exquisite.... Cartwright [has an] extraordinary ear for heartbreaking melodies and artful arrangements" - The Guardian

"Boldly traditional, and fantastically well-rounded rock ‘n’ roll." - Paste

"Cartwright's songwriting is never less than a joy" - MOJO

The River Series is a fund-raiser for the Maria Montessori School. We host three shows at our on-campus amphitheater every spring and fall, bringing an eclectic mix of local and touring acts together for performances at a truly special place in Downtown Memphis. The series is sponsored by Wiseacre Brewing, Regional One Health, Miss Cordelia's, Shoulder Tap, Tom Martin Design and NOXIDNAIRB and curated and produced by Goner Records.

This season we will host two special, socially distant shows. There will only be 100 total tickets sold for each.

Schedule:

Doors / DJ: 5pm

Live Music begins at 6pm

For more information visit www.riverseries.org.


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