From: VA, United States
Genre: Blues, R&B
"He is the genuine article, perhaps a throwback to the blues men of yore who learned their licks at the knee of legendary patriarch like Charlie Patton. And having done so, serves as one of the last links to the days when cotton was king on the Mississippi Delta." - Larry Benicewicz, Music Monthly.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1955, Memphis Gold Chester was the thirteenth child of fourteen. His father was a musician and introduced his son to the guitar at the tender age of 4. By the age of 8, he was a regular on historic Beale Street in Memphis where he played the guitar and danced for pocket change from the crowd. At the age of 12, his guitar skills were honed learning licks at the knee of legendary Delta picker and gospel player Reverend Robert “Tim” Wilkins.
The blues world continues to discover and love the music of Memphis Gold. Living Blues Magazine placed him on the cover of their February/March 2009 edition, and Gibson Guitars recognized Memphis Gold by awarding him with a custom guitar and endorsement. He was thrilled to perform at the Red, White and Blue Ball, the Official Military Inaugural Ball in January 2009. His music can be found on BB King’s Blues on XM Radio, Comcast Music on Demand, and radio stations throughout the world.
This is no flash in the pan artist. He is, as they say, they real deal.