In-person event at the Stax Museum for 75 people ONLY. Doors at the Stax Museum open at 6:30, event begins at 7. No food or beverages will be served. This event will also be streamed live on Zoom, with a link provided on www.staxmusuem.com closer to the day of the event.
All guests must wear masks throughout the event. Guests who do not comply with our mask policy will be asked to leave.
Books will be available for sale and signed by Howard Grimes and Preston Lauterbach.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Legendary Memphis drummer Howard Grimes has written his autobiography, Timekeeper: My Life In Rhythm, with acclaimed writer Preston Lauterbach. It’s a first-person, insider account of the birth and expansion of the Memphis sound as told by the celebrated house drummer from the early days at two iconic Memphis soul studios, Stax Records and Hi Records. Mr. Grimes backed Rufus and Carla Thomas, William Bell, Willie Mitchell, Ann Peebles, and Al Green, among many others. When Hi Records brought Willie Mitchell on board to produce the soul music they were beginning to record, it was Howard Grimes that Willie wanted on drums. He played on virtually every hit to come from Hi Records. Grimes tells the gritty story of growing up in Memphis and drumming his way through the soul years, from its height to its demise. He has a boots-on-the-ground view of the whole scene and doesn’t hold back on the truth and the details. You know that beat and now you get to know the man behind it.
Preston Lauterbach is the author of landmark books The Chitlin’ Circuit, Beale Street Dynasty, Brother Robert: Growing Up with Robert Johnson (as co-author), and Bluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers.
Presented by Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsMemphis, and South Arts with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.