Monthly Archives: October 2016

Patterson Hood @ City Winery / Nashville TN / August 4, 2016

I have never let it be a secret that I’m not a big Patterson Hood fan. Nothing personal, but I have just never connected with his songwriting style nor his vocals as front man for the Drive-By Truckers. On the other hand, the music of his former bandmate Jason Isbell fits me a glove. So […]

The Long Players with Mike Mills perform R.E.M.’s Out of Time @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / October 7, 2016

Serious rock music fans never let go of a band they love, and it doesn’t take much to bring out their total geekdom. Such was the case the other night in Music City when the local R.E.M. faithful got to let their geek flags fly, enjoying perhaps the most exciting live music moment in the […]

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry @ Grimey’s New & Preloved Music / Nashville TN / September 23, 2016

“Brit” Billy Bragg and “Yank” Joe Henry, have recently collaborated on one of the most unique and interesting musical projects in recent memory. Modernizing the concept of “field recordings,” Bragg and Henry used several American railroad stations as their “fields.” Their exploits travelling and recording at the stops along Amtrak’s Texas Eagle railway route from […]

Cheap Trick: Ascend Amphitheatre / Nashville TN / September 19, 2016

Despite my disdain for outdoor shed shows filled with easily disinterested classic rock fans, I just could not pass up the opportunity of seeing Cheap Trick. After all these years, their music still sounds fresh and vital. And, as a performing live band, they still have their chops. Also, unlike many other 70’s bands, they […]