Monthly Archives: July 2015

ON THE ROAD: Forecastle Photo Journal—Day Three / Louisville, KY / July 19, 2015

Simply put, it was a day unfit for watching live music outdoors. With a heat index of 103 and no cloud cover to speak of, standing with the sun beating down on my head was not much fun. So in between my retreats to the air conditioned VIP tent, I did manage to catch some […]

ON THE ROAD: Forecastle Photo Journal—Day Two / Louisville, KY / July 18, 2015

What started out being a very trying day due to the excessive heat, turned out rather well with some fine musical performances as the sun went down.  An early afternoon storm threat also fortunately managed to miss us. Here’s my Day Two musical run down: A shady spot on a hill aside the WFPK Stage […]

ON THE ROAD: Forecastle Photo Journal—Day One / Louisville, KY / July 17, 2015

I was initially disappointed at the quality of this year’s lineup for the Forecastle Music Festival. None of the three headliners caught my fancy, and where in the past I had seen the likes of Bob Mould, Robert Plant and The Replacements, this year there were simply no bands specifically geared to my generation.  However, […]

Ruston Kelly @ City Winery / Nashville TN / July 11, 2015

For as much as I love live music, you would think that I would have more patience with listening to an unknown opening act. (See my previous views on the subject.) But, as I am now suffering from OA (“old age”), it often is a struggle for me to pay attention to most new music […]

The Long Players: Dylan/Cash and the Nashville Cats @ Country Music Hall of Fame / Nashville TN / July 7, 2015 – Here are the Cats!

Nashville cats, play clean as country water Nashville cats, play wild as mountain dew Nashville cats, been playin’ since they’s babies Nashville cats, get work before they’re two Lyrics from “Nashville Cats” by John Sebastian Here are some of the “Cats” who appeared at this great show with The Long Players. Al Kooper Charlie Daniels […]

The Long Players: Dylan/Cash and the Nashville Cats @ Country Music Hall of Fame / Nashville TN / July 7, 2015

It was one of those events that make me proud to live in Music City: a free star-studded early evening concert outside the Country Music Hall of Fame. The occasion was the celebration of the release of a delightful 2-CD set of music honoring the current Dylan/Cash and the Nashville Cats exhibit at the Hall. […]

ON THE ROAD: Robyn Hitchcock: Union Chapel / London, England / June 5, 2015

Just when I thought my three nights in London couldn’t get any more fascinating, I went to see the inimitable Robyn Hitchcock in a solo acoustic performance at the historic Union Chapel in the Borough of Islington. It’s hard to write about this show without first discussing its setting: a historic working church built in […]