This Saturday, July 4th (U-S-A! U-S-A!), the Levitt Shell will host a homecoming gig of sorts for the immensely talented singer-songwriter and former Memphian Cory Branan.
Branan is currently riding high after the release of his most recent LP, last year's critically acclaimed The No-Hit Wonder, and a long, successful tour run that included a string of dates with Justin Townes Earle. And while most of Branan's live shows tend to be of the solo/acoustic variety, he has something special planned for his upcoming appearance at the Levitt Shell: a full-band performance featuring two local all-stars - bassist Mark Edgar Stuart and lead guitarist Steve Selvidge - alongside drummer Robbie Crowell, a Nashville musician who is best known as the keyboard player for the indie-rock group Deer Tick.
"It's actually been a personal goal of mine to play the Shell," says Branan. "I've had so many good times there over the years. I'm really impressed with what they've done with the place."
Here's the 3-D video for The No-Hit Wonder's lead single, "You Make Me":