It's a Long Way ...

It's a long way from Memphis to Melbourne, a damn long way. So after 30 hours of travel, most of it at an altitude of 7,000 metres Stevie Paige, her manager Chris Bailey and I are home. Phew! Exhausted? Yes. Elated? Absolutely. This has been a pivotal experience in my career thus far, from a perspective of music, history and networking. Plans are already afoot to return to Memphis this May for a large festival held on the Mississippi in the City of the Blues & Soul. No doubt I'll inform of any details as they arise. A massive Aussie hug and thanks to our new friends for all the support they offered us during our two week stay. The "Southern Hospitality" is not a faux pas but a reality. We could not have been made more welcome. To any of you Southerners who contemplate the trek to our great southern land rest assured that the hospitality here is similar to your own and you are all most welcome - maybe not all at the same time though as we only have so many beds! Once again thank you all, thank you Memphis. XMemphis, TN USA. Where even the toilets have SOUL!