The new CD from the Michael Louis Band is pure North meets South. Recorded in the Deep South; Tupelo, MS, Memphis, TN & Muscle Shoals, AL. The Brooklyn, NY Trio made the pilgrimage to the South for the “Southern Stank”. Co produced by guitar legend Travis Wammack (guitar prodigy In the early 60’s with his hit instrumental “Scratchy”, Little Richards band leader for 10 years & Fame Studio session guitarist) who said “Yeah, This CD has to have it and it does”! From the soulful slide of “Ain’t That Kinda Man” to the funk of “Shade Tree”, Country meets the Kinks in “Country Girl”, the Allmanesque of “Let It Go”, The before-during-after of Katrina’s effect of the Gulf Coast with the Meters meets Psychedelia of “Cause Of Us”. The CD takes on a different vibe With the heavy blues-rock of “Reasons & Seasons”, delta blues “I Fought The Law” (yeah, that “I Fought The Law”), the old blues chestnut “Ramblin’ With That Woman”, the super cool acoustic vibe of “Molly”, the mid-West rock feel of “Let Me Love You (With All My Heart), killer rockabilly instrumental “Super Directional” and finally “Memphis Sound” & Memphis Sound (the Interview). Michael was lucky enough to not only be inspired to write a song in tribute to all the great music (rockabilly & otherwise) that came out of Sun Studios, but to have Sun Records legends, Sonny Burgess & Billy Lee Riley (R.I.P.) sing on “Memphis Sound” (along with Travis & M.L.). The vocals for “Memphis Sound” were cut @ Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis. The great Sun Studio session guitarist, Roland Janes, engineered the session. Michael also got to interview Sonny, Billy, Travis and Sun Studio drummer, J.M. Van Eaton. This interview is the final track on “SOUTH NEW YORK”. Also on the pilgrimage were Andrei Sebastian – Bass (Yosi Piamenta Band) & Eric Kalb – Drums (Sharon Jones, Charlie Hunter, Deep Banana Blackout).