Up Close & Personal with Larry Crane | Memphis

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    Gebre Waddell interviews Larry Crane at Stax Museum of American Soul Music at Up Close & Personal with Larry Crane.
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    Memphis Chapter Sr. Executive Director Jon Hornyak welcomes attendees at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
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    Tape Op publisher Larry Crane
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    Gebre Waddell interviews Larry Crane in front of an audience of producers and engineers at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
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    Gebre Waddell and Larry Crane at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
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    Larry Crane
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    Larry Crane checks out the Stax Museum's recording console.
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    Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell, Larry Crane and Maureen Droney at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
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    L-R) Jon Hornyak, David Porter, Jody Stephens, and Larry Crane at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
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    Larry Crane, Matt Ross-Spang, and Jon Hornyak at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
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    Producers & Engineers Wing Managing Director Maureen Droney and Tape Op's Larry Crane
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    Memphis Chapter Board of Governors with Producers & Engineers Wing Managing Director Maureen Droney (third from left), GRAMMY Foundation/MusiCares Vice President Scott Goldman (fourth from left) and Tape Op's Larry Crane (seated, right) at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

On Monday, November 14 the Memphis Chapter, together with the Producers & Engineers Wing, hosted Up Close & Personal with Larry Crane in Studio A at the Stax Museum. Crane, an engineer, studio owner, and the founder and editor of Tape Op magazine, is well known to be an accomplished interviewer in his own right, so it was a treat to see the tables turned and get a deep dive into his famously unique perspectives on the art of recording. Memphis Chapter P&E Wing committee co-chair Gebre Waddell skillfully led the Portland, Oregon-based Crane through a retrospective of Crane’s more than 20-year career, covering his philosophies of capturing performances and what makes a great recording. Crane, whose credits include Sleater-Kinney, the Go-Betweens and the Decemberists, as well as a long-time working relationship with the late, revered Elliot Smith, delighted the audience with his in-depth knowledge of Memphis musical history. Attendees included such Memphis recording luminaries as David Porter, Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell, Jeff Powell and Matt Ross-Spang.

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