The Podcast Gets Uptown Funky: Meet Kameron Whalum

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 16th 2016 1026 1

Did you miss the July I Love Memphis podcast? Is it because you’re not a subscriber? Not to worry, I have the streaming version in this post – but to be sure you don’t miss any more, click here to subscribe.

In July, Kevin and I sat down with Kameron Whalum, the Memphis-based trombonist and musical performer who has traveled with Bruno Mars and performed all over the world including at the GRAMMYs and at not one, but two Super Bowl Halftime Shows (whoa). He talks about his experiences, background, the Memphis music scene, and more.

He’s coming out with a solo album sometime soon, and you can bet I’ll let y’all know about that.

Kameron with Muhammed Ali, no big deal.

RIP to the Greatest Ever! Blessed to have met and played for Muhammad Ali #GOAT

A photo posted by Kameron T. Whalum (@kameronwhalum) on

Kameron dancing behind Beyonce. Also no big deal.

Shoutout to @beyonce for being the truth! #Lemonade was cold blooded! Goodness!

A photo posted by Kameron T. Whalum (@kameronwhalum) on

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Here are links to some things we talked about during the podcast:

City Market
Kwik Check
– Sushi Gas Station
New Daisy Theater Renovations
New Daisy Theater Memphis Memories
Kameron Whalum on Twitter
Grizzly Bear Blues article on Conley’s contract
Mike Conley’s piece in The Players Tribune

bruno mars

We couldn’t do this alone. Here are some lovely folks we’d like to thank. 

– Our guest, Kameron, for taking the time to talk with us
– Daniel Lynn from Music + Arts Studio, where we record the I Love Memphis podcast
– Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau (my employer) for supporting the I Love Memphis blog and podcast
– Hope Clayburn, for making soulful funky tunes like “Love is on the Way”, which we sample on the podcast, and also for being our guest


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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