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Bennett Neuhauser at Sun Studio & Beyond

by Bennett Neuhauser

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Sun Studio, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. Just to say the
name calls to mind the very essence of American roots music.

When I finally got my chance to record at “the Birthplace of Rock’n’Roll,” after almost 10 years of trying, it was a life-changing experience. On the first of two nights at Sun Studio, three top Memphis-area musicians and I were able to capture solid takes of four of my original songs, all in one five-hour session. Not bad for four people who had never met or played together before that night!

They’re the first four tracks on this album and when you listen to them, you’ll hear that “live” all-in-the-same-room sound that legends like Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, B.B. King and Howlin’ Wolf laid down for Sam Phillips way back in the day.

These are mostly first takes, with minimal, if any, overdubs. A handful of solo acoustic takes from my second night in the studio are also included, as well as the “Beyond” tracks — originals I recorded elsewhere but which fit well with the overall Country theme of the album.

This is my loving tribute to the 1950's – 70s Country music and Rockabilly that formed part of the soundtrack to my growing up in small town America —the kind of Country far removed from the genre's current offerings. Here are the story songs, with tales of heartbreak and loss, temptation and salvation, including a tribute to our troops, as well as novelty tunes devoted to a silly space odyssey, the desire to be like Elvis (in an Elvis movie), and the toughest little old tractor you ever heard tell of.

I hope you’ll enjoy hearing them as much as I enjoyed recording them.

My heartfelt gratitude to Graham, Mick, Andrew, Daniel and Matt.
Recording at Sun Studio was the thrill of a lifetime!
And special thanks to Vera for all of your love and support.
— Bennett Neuhauser

P. S. — See my video, “Bennett Neuhauser at Sun Studio — A Journey to the Birthplace of Rock’n’Roll” on my YouTube channel now.

Visit my official music website at: BennettNeuhauser.com
Stream and purchase my songs at: LoveBenSage.com

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released August 26, 2023

Sun Studio Session Personnel:

Bennett Neuhauser — Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica
Mick Parrish — Lead Guitar
Andrew Geraci — Bass Guitar
Graham Winchester — Drums

Daniel Crockett — Sound Engineer, Sun Studio
Matt Qualls — Mixing & Mastering

"Beyond" songs (Tracks 5 through 12) recorded at Cool Dove Records Studio, Aurora, IL featuring Bennett Neuhauser on all vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, harmonica and all percussion.

All songs ©2020 Bennett John Neuhauser. All rights reserved. All songs BMI.
Published (P) 2022 Bennett John Neuhauser & SunSpring Enterprises, Inc.
SunSpring Enterprises, Inc. is solely responsible for the content of this album, including images, packaging and liner notes.


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Bennett Neuhauser Chicago, Illinois

(aka Ben Sage) carries on the pure lo-fi essence of the pioneers of rock'n'roll, folk and country and blends it with pop and blues influences, and lyrics filled with insights, humor and passion. Bennett Neuhauser is a BMI songwriter who has released 4 CDs to date: In Word and In Deed, Troubadour, Plenty of Gold & The Best of Bennett Neuhauser. ... more

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