‘Take Me To The River’ Captures Essence of Memphis

When you think of Memphis, music connects with the eardrum. Rock, soul, blues and the historic Beale Street resonate with many and exude a liveliness that still exists with the new additives of hip-hop.

Extending from Memphis to the Mississippi Delta, the sounds of the South are deeply rooted and birthed music greats such as Muddy Waters, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and Lilly May Glover, to name a few.

But there’s another specialty when it comes to the Memphis music scene and that is the marriage between various sounds and diverse cultures.

Since its 2014 SXSW Film Festival premiere, in joint venture with Social Capital Films, Richard Abramowitz’s distribution company, Abramorama has acquired the US theatrical rights to release, Take Me to the River.

Take Me to the River, a feature documentary unifies multiple generations of award-winning artists from Memphis to the Mississippi Delta. The camera lens follows the artists through the creative process of recording a new album with the intention to “re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday,” as stated on

With cameos, music and commentary from Snoop Dogg, Terrence Howard, Otis Clay, Mavis Staples and plenty others, the trailer showcases the fusion of sound and good music further acknowledging the roots of musical history.

Grammy-nominated music and film producer Martin Short will make his directorial debut with Take Me to the River, slated for a September 12, 2014 release.

Get a feel of the experience below!