Daily Archives: August 16, 2021
Music Must Continue
Newberry Tanks is proud to be a Gold Sponsor the Stax Music Academy and THIS WEEK we are matching donations for their annual #MusicMustContinue campaign! The campaign raises tuition money for talented middle school and high school musicians to train with professionals and learn the business.
Why do we do this? Because in 1946, a young guitarist showed up at the home of legendary artist Bukka White in Memphis, needing a job and an intro to the Memphis blues scene. The kid was pretty good, so Bukka did both. He got him a job at Newberry Tanks, and introduced Memphis to man who would become the King of the Blues — B.B. King.
B.B. King wasn’t the first or last musical legend that needed our help to give the world an everlasting gift.