Monthly Archives: September 2013

Music City Landmarks #3—Owen Bradley Statue

Location: Music Square East (just off the circle at Demonbreun and Division Streets) Along with Chet Atkins, country record producer Owen Bradley was a key player in creating the “Nashville Sound” in the 1950s and 1960s. Music City has memorialized the late Bradley in a bronze statue as it did for Atkins. The Tennessee native […]

Old Crow Medicine Show @ The Woods Amphitheatre at Fontenal / Nashville TN / August 3, 2013

My first encounter with Old Crow Medicine Show was on Valentine’s Day 2004 at a Bob Goldstone-produced in-store at the old Tower Records on West End. They were there to celebrate the release of their debut record, O.C.M.S.  Unfamiliar to me at the time, I remember Grimey telling me to get there early since they […]

The Psychedelic Furs @ War Memorial Auditorium / Nashville TN / August 1, 2013

Mention to someone that you are going to see English rock band The Psychedelic Furs, and they will rattle off these three songs: “Pretty in Pink,” “Love My Way,” and “The Ghost in You.” Everyone knows “Pink” from when it was hijacked and re-recorded as the featured song to the 1986 John Hughes film of […]

ON THE ROAD: Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group @ Atlanta Botanical Gardens / Atlanta, GA / July 26, 2013

Back in 2008, I stumbled on to the summer concert series at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens when my sons needed a weekend escort for an activity in ATL. Since then, seeing a show at this fabulous concert venue has been a highlight of every summer. There are only a handful of shows each season, and […]

The Monkees @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / July 24, 2013

The Ryman crowd for “A Midsummer’s Night with The Monkees” was evenly split between two generations of fans. One was the original baby boomers who tuned into NBC every Monday night in the late 60’s to watch prime time television’s answer to The Beatles. The other was those who later discovered them in the 80’s […]