Duets for Mellotron started out as a live event project for Memphis Symphony Orchestra cellist Jonathan Kirkscey and Memphis musician Robby Grant (Big Ass Truck, Vending Machine, Mouserocket). They decided to write an album of original music using only the Mellotron, a tape-based keyboard, early precursor to contemporary synthesizers. A staple of the prog-rock movement and used by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and Radiohead, the Mellotron has never really had it’s moment in the spotlight. Kirkscey and Grant gave the instrument it’s due, accented with a trippy video installation, all performed to a sold out crowd. The event proved so popular that they added an additional night and recorded it for an album release.