As a wide-eyed 10-year old, I recall being fascinated by a newspaper review of The Who’s 1970 performance of its new rock opera Tommy at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House. How I wished I was old enough to be able to go to such things! A few years later, I wound up wearing out […]

No so long ago, it was a big deal to make a record. It was no easy task, and the labels were in total control. Hearing Bruce Springsteen talk about what it felt like getting your first record pressed back in the 70s made it sound like the chance of a lifetime. Advances in recording […]

The first I heard of the Shawn Colin and Steve Earle collaboration was at one of Steve’s career-spanning solo shows during his January residency at Nashville’s City Winery. Closing with one of their newly co-written songs, “Tell Moses,” I found the news of this new musical partnership quite surprising. I have been somewhat dismissive about […]

It was over three years ago when I last saw The Zombies play Music City. The sparse crowd then at the War Memorial led to a downsizing for their return in 2014 at Third & Lindsley: a show that I sadly missed.  There was additional venue shrinkage for the Zombies again this year with their […]

Having missed the early bus on Nashville’s Margo Price, I decided to hop on a later one when I saw the announcement of her show at Third and Lindsley. I knew it would sell out fast as did an added second night. The latter show would also be a special mid-week broadcast by local radio […]

On June 7, 1988, Bob Dylan started touring every year and has not stopped since. Dubbed by fans as the “Never Ending Tour,” Bob and his crack band recently came to Nashville for the 17th time during this remarkable 28-year phenomenon. In a nutshell, Bob did the same show here that he has been doing […]

It’s no secret that I’m lukewarm about seeing Tom Petty live. While I love his records, on stage he can made me yawn. I’m not quite sure what it was, but seeing him front the southern-fried country rock sounds of Mudcrutch was another story. It was one dandy of a musical evening for yours truly […]

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