Monthly Archives: July 2018

CLASSIC CONCERT: The Jam @ CBGB / New York, NY / October 15, 1977 (Early Show)

I never much liked going to CBGB. It was fitting that this dump was in the Bowery which back in the late 70s was far from what it looks like today. But, not only was CBs dirty and overcrowded, it wasn’t a friendly vibe. Patrons were more intent on looking and acting cool and being […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Elijah Jones & Erik Matthijs of Elijah Jones & the Tenderness

Here’s a first for 11 Questions: two musicians for the price of one! It comes in the form of Elijah Jones (lead singer and guitar) and Erik Matthijs (lead guitar and backing vocals) of the hot new Nashville band Elijah Jones & the Tenderness. Four years ago, Elijah Jones of The Constellations moved to Nashville […]

Charlie Worsham’s “Every Damn Monday” (Lynyrd Skynyrd Night) @ The Basement East / Nashville TN / July 9, 2018

This excellent recap of this show by Rolling Stone saves me from the need to describe the blow-by-blow. However, that won’t stop me from wanting to chime in on this unexpectedly amazing show that made me so proud to live in Music City. It also is a great testament to how The Basement East has […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Daniel Daniel

Welcome to the Nashville scene, indie/Americana artist Daniel Daniel who In May, released a debut record, “The Lonesome Hollow,” that “No Depression” called “raw cut close to the bone roots music.” Daniel has also released a self-directed video for the title track. As a follow-up on June 29, he released the song “Black and Blue” as a tribute he penned to celebrate […]

The Great Country Rock Trade: Richie Furay for Graham Nash

On January 22,1969, the Montreal Expos traded Donn Clendenon and Jesus Alou to the Houston Astros for Rusty Staub. It was just a rather routine swap of Major League Baseball stars. Back then, before the freedoms offered by free agency and the chains of long-term big-dollar contracts, deals like this were quite common and were […]