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JOINING ME NOW IS MEMPHIS NATIVE, SOUTHERN SOUL AND BLUES DIVA..TONI GREEN Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:00:10 +0000 LML: OPENING SEGMENT JOINING ME NOW IS MEMPHIS NATIVE, SOUTHERN SOUL AND BLUES DIVA..TONI GREEN WATN >> this is local memphis live. now here is your host, >>reporter: >>amy: you for joining us today for local memphis live. with me is the beautiful, lovely and talented southern green.nd blues musician tony e3 this the first day of . spring. >> it is a beautiful day out there. >>amy: it is so fabulous and i am thrilled that tony is here, if you do not know you have been like living under a rock with all due respect. toni again her singing career in 1,970. that was at high records. >>amy: not high town, high records. that's amazing. >> it was a treat for me because i was there with the hodges brothers and the original high recording band. you can't get any better than that. >>amy: it is so interesting because when you read through all of the musicians that you have performed with, you can't get any better than that. >> no, you can't. >>amy: dennis edwards of the temptations, you toured with them. and there were countless others. you are still going strong, right? >> i am hanging in there. knows who i am and i am tickled about it. >>amy: it's amazing because you're getting an international fan base. >> absolutely. >>amy: talk about that and how it happened. >> it happened through a great trend of mine who found me some years ago, maybe 15 years ago. >> he wanted me to record in france. he found a deal for me a year passed the 15 years and i have been touring with a band called malted milk. >>amy: malted milk, and we have some video. you are the lead vocal? >> i am the lead vocalist. we have opened for carlos santana and have been on some award shows. >>amy: isn't that fabulous? >> anybody who was anybody. >>amy: here you are doing a interview with george klein. milk and green is what it is called. was done on a famous you had to have had records sold to get on this particular station. we opened for the grammys. we were the opening act for the french grammys. >>amy: wow! >> and have been going on and going on. i've been to some the biggest festivals in the world. my audiences have been over 15 to 20,000 and sometimes 60,000 and i am, white, wow. >>amy: when you open up and get it on the maternity you get an opportunity to do interview, what is their reaction? >> i am so honored that i am representing memphis because the word memphis means so much more to the people in other countries that it even does to us. >>amy: i have heard that. >> it is amazing that they just love our tones and our music and donations and our directions of how we sing and project from the musicianship through the vocalist. they are in love with it. >>amy: that is amazing. >> the audiences are going crazy and all kinds of great things happening all because of continue to see it even all and things like this, and to see friends like bobby rush when he won his first grammy. >> that was amazing. we did two tours in italy bobby and i. that was fabulous for me to see and be a part of it. >>amy: it is so exciting. we are thrilled you are here with us today. it is so exciting. >> we are going to talk about a fabulous event. it is all about empowering women and us getting together to encourage each other and inspire. that is what this is all about. we are going to talk to folks from the memphis junior league and the women's summit is coming up. and miss joyce is here to perform for us live plus we are going to tell you how networking is very important when it comes to women getting together and talking to others, how it is done. we are going to get tips from the experts at the networking department. >> ready or not, today is a new day. as tony said the weather outside is already beautiful and you wore yours ring. >> i came here all ring like. >>amy: that is fabulous. >> you knew it was spring. >>amy: it may not feel like it. can you believe parts of the country are still digging out from under the snow. >> two, memphis. >>amy: with the weather be in paris? >> actually it is warm. we almost have the same type of weather. >>amy: so you are kind of used to it. >> i am used to it. paris is so wonderful you are there in the springtime. >>amy: it is beautiful here also. it's a nice time to get out and enjoy all the sites and sounds of memphis spring began at 5:29 a.m. everything is blooming and all that stuff. the memphis zoo had a birthday over the weekend for roman and his pal at the zoo. it is a highly endangered baby orangutan and just celebrated his first birthday. isn't that great? my kids were on spring break last week so they were all about going to the zoo and going to the children's museum. >> that is a full day. >>amy: their cousins from kansas city were in town and it was nonstop. it was nonstop. it was just fabulous. >> the duties of a mom to not stop. to do. they are always things >> i had one sister that works for the pentagon. >>amy: oh, wow! >> and i have a brother here and two nephews and a host of cousins for clayton. >>amy: kurt was with us last week and we love having him. that is very cool. >> toni, we are thrilled you're with us and we get to know you a little better. thank you so much. >> you can follow her if she is not asked out with her friends right now. >> you can always follow me. i'm excited about it because he about networking opportunities so this is a way to network. take you for being with us today toni green. >> coming up we are talking to some fine folks from the junior league of memphis standing by to tell us about a networking opportunity that is coming up. it

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