Monthly Archives: March 2018

CLASSIC CONCERT: Rod Stewart & the Faces and Peter Frampton @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum / Uniondale, Long Island / October 12, 1975

This was near the end of what would be the last tour by Rod Stewart and the Faces! Not only did I, nor anyone else for that matter, know this at the time, but I also didn’t know until I did some research before reminiscing about this great night out on the Island. Despite being […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Kirby Brown

Kirby Brown is somewhat new to the Nashville scene and has been making himself known through gigging around town. He likes to do both the solo and band thing, and we are all anxiously awaiting his upcoming sophomore release, “Uncommon Prayer” which he recorded at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. But, for […]

Jonathan Richman @ The Basement East / Nashville TN / February 22, 2018

I could only imagine the shock of someone who knew nothing about Jonathan Richman seeing him perform. His childlike charm, the obscure subject matter of his songs and the frivolity of his singing and dancing, would surely shock someone expecting your more traditional singer-songwriter. But, there’s no denying that Richman is a national treasure, and […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Craig Gerdes

Here’s something new and certainly welcome to 11 Questions: somebody who used to live in Music City. The man in question who came and left is singer-songwriter Craig Gerdes who has recently released his debut LP “Smokin, Drinkin & Gamblin.” In fact, in one of the songs, “Red Neck Sonsabithces,” Gerdes lays it out plain […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Joshua Hedley

When a music buddy of mine sent me a link to Joshua Hedley’s “Mr. Jukebox,” I was just blown away listening to its simple but brilliant traditional swinging country style. I thought somebody found an old dusty record at a garage sale by a lost artist of the 50s or 60s that should have been […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Phil Madeira

I don’t know how you could be a music fan in Nashville and not have come across Phil Madeira. Like his good friend Buddy Miller, Phil is just one of those guys who has his hands in a bit of everything. Madeira is quite well-known as a skilled multi-instrumentalist and treasured session-player and band member. […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Tanya Montana Coe

Yes, Tanya is the daughter of legendary outlaw country singer David Allan Coe. A noteworthy artist in his own right, he also wrote career-defining #1 hit songs for both Tanya Tucker and Johnny Paycheck. (You can look them up.) I say all this only so you don’t think that her name is a take-off on […]

Aimee Mann @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / January 23, 2018

Before the first note of the evening rang out, the answer to why I fall short of being a bigger fan of Aimee Mann’s music was best summed up by the singer-songwriter herself. Describing her songs as “slow, sad and depressing,” she hit the nail right on the head. I don’t do sad very well. […]