Robert Gordon is a writer and a filmmaker, a Grammy winner and an Emmy winner. He’s a native Memphian who has been exporting the city’s authentic weirdness since long before his first book, It Came From Memphis (1995). He’s been nominated for six Grammys; his win was for the liner notes to the Big Star box set Keep an Eye on the Sky. His Emmy was for Best of Enemies, the 2015 documentary about Gore Vidal, William Buckley, and the demise of civil discourse in America. Other films include William Eggleston’s Stranded in Canton,the Stax Records story Respect Yourself, and Muddy Waters Can’t Be Satisfied.
Blues, being the wellspring of all American music for over a century, is always worth studying. Robert does it right.”
An emotional map of musical Memphis. If you don’t know these characters, let Robert Gordon introduce you.”
*Memphis Rent Party soundtrack now available!