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Postcard from Memphis: A New Recording Studio for an Old "Southern Groove"

It's taken nearly two years for Memphis music producer Matt Ross-Spang to finally invite friends over to his new "home away from home," a recording studio in the Crosstown Concourse called Southern Grooves.

Much has already been written about the retro space made to his exact specifications. But now that so much music is being made outside of traditional studios, what will be the key to its success?

Reporting from the gates of Graceland to the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Christopher has covered Memphis news, arts, culture and politics for more than 20 years in print and on the radio. He is currently WKNO's News Director and Senior Producer at the University of Memphis' Institute for Public Service Reporting. Join his conversations about the Memphis arts scene on the WKNO Culture Desk Facebook page.