Monthly Archives: May 2015

Ryan Adams & the Shining: Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / April 28, 2015

The question on my mind about seeing Ryan Adams again live was which one would show up: the snarky seemingly disinterested one or the engaging and exciting one. Having experienced the un-pleasure and pleasure of each, yours truly left the Mother Church this night a happy man—in fact I don’t think I listened to anything […]

R.I.P.: Bobby Irwin

British rock drummer Bobby Irwin died this past Friday (March 8, 2015) in England after a long illness. The much loved and admired Irwin spent most of his life there except for a stint in the Eighties when he lived in San Antonio, Texas after marrying a local girl. Irwin’s career first took hold as […]

Seth Timbs and Friends: McCartney/Costello Co-Writes Show @ The Basement / Nashville TN / April 17, 2015

In the late 80’s, two of the best pop songwriters ever to grace this planet got together to co-write songs. As far as collaborations went, one of them came to the table having been half of the greatest pop songwriting partnership of all time. The other had grown up as a huge fan of the […]

Ron Sexsmith @ City Winery / Nashville TN / April 4, 2015

In my recent blog bit about Lloyd Cole, I described him as perhaps the most under-rated of the artists that I truly admire. Unfortunately, in making that statement I had forgotten about the talented singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith. While Sexsmith is often called a “songwriter’s songwriter,” let’s be honest–that’s just a nice way of labelling someone […]