MSU Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts
2200 5th St, Meridian, MS, 39301
With the Take Me to the River tour (also spotlighting bluesman Bobby Rush and songwriter-singer Don Bryant), William Bell is bringing back the Memphis music scene he helped create. In the 1960s, Bell worked for the legendary Stax Records in his hometown of Memphis, writing such classics as "You Don?t Miss Your Water" and "Born under a Bad Sign." His own hit recordings include "Any Other Way," "Everybody Loves a Winner," and "Tryin' to Love Two." He still commands a stage and sings straight from the soul: Last year, his latest album, This Is Where I Live, won a Grammy Award.