Monthly Archives: January 2016

CLASSIC CONCERT: Rick Danko @ Cibolo Creek Country Club / Cibolo, TX / March 11, 1995

I know I’m not alone in claiming Rick Danko to be my favorite member of The Band. Elvis Costello once said in a magazine interview that Danko was his absolute hero. Forever blessed to have seen The Band live several times in the Seventies, it was always Rick I loved to hear most. Without taking […]

ON THE ROAD: Light of Day Winterfest 2016: Bob’s Birthday Bash @ Paramount Theatre / Asbury Park, NJ / January 16, 2016

It was “Sweet Sixteen” all the way for New Jersey’s annual series of benefit concerts to raise funds for the fight against Parkinson’s disease. The 16th annual event also happened to be held on the 16th day of the 16th year of the current century. In addition to a number of smaller shows happening around […]

R.I.P.: David Bowie

I don’t consider myself a huge Bowie fan. Although I have and love most of his records, I just didn’t follow his career as closely as I probably should have. However, it’s hard to let the news of his recent passing go without comment. What I have been saying is that it’s hard to imagine […]

Steve Earle @ City Winery / Nashville TN / January 7, 2016

Five songs into his solo acoustic performance, Steve Earle said “Do you all see I’m doing?” Tipped off by the early set placement of his two best known songs (“Guitar Town” and “Copperhead Road”) yours truly replied in the affirmative. Currently in the process of writing a “memoir,” Earle was cleverly walking through his career […]

Jason Isbell @ City Winery / Nashville TN / December 28 & 29, 2015

The following was overheard above the cries of a teething infant at the Hermitage, TN household of Mr. and Mrs. J. Isbell: “Honey, what do you want to do over the Christmas holidays? Why don’t we drive down to Nashville and play a couple of shows together for our friends down there?” Well, thanks again […]