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Sublime music AND dinner!  


The Memphis Acoustic Music Association (MAMA) presents

Bill Mize 

Friday, August 21, 2015   8 pm
Overton Chapel  
53 East Parkway S   Memphis TN 38104 


This is a first in many ways for us...first in having a catered dinner, first in Memphis Sound Lab's new place, the acoustically perfect and beautiful Overton Chapel.   Do not pass up this wonderful  way to spend a Friday evening!  How can you pass up  $35 for a marvelous dinner and a concert by a guitar master?

 IMPORTANT:  Dinner is optional.   You can come for the concert only.  

 DINNER reservations  
($20)  need to be made online by August 17, or you can send a check to MAMA  PO Box 42024   Memphis TN 38174-2024.  Mail by Aug 15 please.   

CONCERT  tickets  
($15) will be on sale at The Booksellers at Laurelwood starting July 30, or you can buy them at the door or online: 

We do NOT have a license to sell or serve alcohol, but you are welcome to bring your own.   

Grammy-winning guitarist Bill Mize is a son of Tennessee, and a more fitting representative of his state’s rich musical heritage would be hard to find. His critically lauded fingerstyle compositions are fluid and intricate, and their delivery masterful.  “ I received most of my musical education from a cheap Zenith radio,” says Mize, who as a child drifted off to sleep to the decidedly non-sleepy lullabyes emanating from Nashville’s WLAC and WSM and Knoxville’s WNOX.


      Maybe that’s why critics speak of  his ability to “transport” the listener; the music itself has been transported. The links to his Tennessee roots are unmistakable, but so are the elements of the far wider musical realm he inhabits, and the mixture is as intoxicating as Tennessee moonshine. With a twist.


       Mize is a past winner of the Winfield National Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, and received a GRAMMY Award for his collaboration with David Holt on Stellaluna.  His music is featured in the  Windham Hill Guitar Sampler, Narada's Masters of the Acoustic Guitar, and in Ken Burns' documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.

     Mize has six critically acclaimed CD releases, including the 2014 album, The Back of Beyond. If your volume is up, you are listening to the title track right now and can download that tune.


"Mize's tone is lovely and his technique is state-of-the-art. He combines form and substance to create music so sublime and accessible I was almost sighing out loud.” Acoustic Guitar Magazine


 “His music is all about subtlety and nuance. Listen casually and you'll be hooked. Listen close and you'll be wowed.”  Knoxville News Sentinel



MAMA is joined by Charlie Lawing of Memphis Sound Lab and Ann Sharp of Just for Lunch to present an amazing evening.   Memphis Sound Lab’s new home is at a beautifully redesigned former church (the A-frame)  now called Overton Chapel.    It is at the intersection of East Parkway and Monroe, just before the southbound exit to Union.   Plenty of parking spaces are on the south side of the church and on Monroe.    Charlie’s  state-of-the-art sound system will deliver the best sound we’ve ever had, perfect for Mize’s sublime acoustic guitar playing.


Just for Lunch is offering a marvelous dinner and if you’ve ever eaten there, you know how delectable the food is.     Be sure to make your dinner reservations  by August 17.    Dinner is from 6:00 to 7:30.   If you arrive at 7, that will be a bit too late. We need to have time for the Just for Lunch staff to pack up before the concert begins at 8:00.


  • Ø  Grilled Chicken and Pasta with Ribbons of Sweet Peppers in a  light Alfredo 
  • Ø  Caesar Salad with Garlic Croutons
  • Ø  Mixed Grilled Vegetables
  • Ø  Homemade Rolls
  • Ø  Toffee and Lemon Squares
  • Ø  Fruit Tea

  Here is the link for dinner reservations: Remember to reserve by August 17th.   







Have questions about Bill Mize presented by MAMA?Contact Memphis Acoustic Music Association

UPCOMING CONCERTS (Click on the Upcoming Concerts tab on the homepage)  

September 12       Spencer Bohren    (New Orleans dinner by Just for Lunch at Overton Chapel)  
October 1       Brooks Williams
November 21        Andy Cohen with Belmont and Jones  

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