Monthly Archives: June 2013

ON THE ROAD: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones @ City Winery / New York, NY / June 5, 2013

Lower Manhattan’s City Winery is an exquisite, albeit expensive, music venue that carries on in the tradition of Greenwich Village’s historic Bottom Line. Over the years, it has become a premier spot to enjoy a great meal and to comfortably listen to a wide assortment of artists, many of whom were around back in the […]

Hall & Oates @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / June 2, 2013

It’s hard to believe that it has been 38-years since I first saw Daryl Hall and John Oates perform. Well before their MTV-fueled era of superstardom, they were well known locally thanks to free-form radio. That first time they were merely an opening act for Leo Sayer at New York City’s intimate Bottom Line. I […]

Those Darlins @ East Park / Nashville TN / May 25, 2013

Nashville is a great town for free outdoor concerts, and the new East Side Hootenanny event is the latest to join the mix. I was quite excited to see the recent show there by Nashville’s own, Those Darlins. It turned out to be a lovely spring day, and I arrived late afternoon to an East […]

Ellie Goulding @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / May 20, 2013

I am usually willing to see a new artist in concert even though I may be more familiar with their name than their music. These days thanks to Spotify, I can first sample their completed works without even having to open my wallet. Such was the case recently for the Ryman show by British electronic […]