Monthly Archives: February 2014

Brendan Benson and Friends @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / December 18, 2013

Nashville’s Brendan Benson is a well-respected and talented singer-songwriter whose skills lay in crafting exquisite pop songs. While there are many treasures to find in his solo catalog, he still remains best known as the other singer in The Raconteurs.  The Raconteurs is the band he fronts with Jack White, the musical face of the […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: Bob Dylan & the Band @ Madison Square Garden / New York, NY / January 31, 1974 @ 4:00PM

  Bob Dylan’s 1974 tour ended a self-imposed, eight-year absence from the road. His much-heralded return was even more special because he chose to bring along his best-known backing band. Formerly known as The Hawks, his supporting players had since become stars in their own right as The Band. It was a given that this […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: Paul Simon @ Seton Hall University (Walsh Gym) / South Orange, NJ / October 24, 1975

Back before concerts became such a big money machine and the reigns of the major promoters weren’t so great, many colleges and universities were able to host shows. In the late 70’s, most of the Northeast schools presented shows throughout the school year. Mine was no exception. Paul Simon was one of the many great […]

Street Corner Symphony @ Franklin Theatre / Franklin TN / December 14, 2013

  Back in 2010, I got caught up watching the second season of NBC’s The Sing Off—the American Idol for a cappella groups. Not really one for shows of this type, I got hooked by seeing Ben Folds serve as one of the judges and Nashville singer-songwriter Jeremy Lister front Street Corner Symphony. Street Corner […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: Cheech and Chong & Muddy Waters @ Convention Hall / Asbury Park / August 4, 1973

Asbury Park, NJ has a long history with rock music with plenty of it happening in the Boardwalk’s historic Convention Hall. The list of greats who played there includes The Rolling Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd and even Led Zeppelin who played there one night instead of Woodstock. The 3,600-seat venue still stands today hosting […]