Monthly Archives: August 2018

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Squid (Soviet Shiksa)

It is refreshingly amazing that in this century, Music City has opened itself up to “GOTC” (Genres Other Than County). And, one of the great things about this blog feature of mine has been the exposure that I’ve been getting to all types of new Nashville music. The latest exciting music to come my way […]

ON THE ROAD: Springsteen On Broadway @ The Walter Kerr Theatre / New York, NY / August 18, 2018

Bruce Springsteen has always been a great story-teller. During his concerts in the mid to late 70s, we all looked forward to his “fabled monologs” that casually made their way into the middle of songs. I always felt cheated if I didn’t get at least two good stories at each show. These tall tales for […]

Al Stewart @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / June 12, 2018

Al Stewart last played Nashville at the Bluebird some 15 years ago. Before that it had been 25 years since his last Music City show. At this pace, the next time he plays here, I will likely have exhausted my retirement account and will be unable to attend! But, tonight, Stewart and his small combo […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: Al Stewart @ The Bluebird Cafe / Nashville TN / June 16, 2003

The fact that we waited outside well past the door opening time should have clued us in that the extended sound check meant we were about to see and hear something special. Maybe the feint sound of the saxophone we heard should have tipped us off. But, none of us were keen enough to know […]

R.I.P.: Aretha Franklin

Hey Nineteen That’s ‘Retha Franklin She don’t remember the Queen of Soul   Well, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagan sure got that right. How sad it is to be too young to remember the soulful singing of Aretha Franklin who we just lost at the age of 76. I was fortunate enough to grow up hearing […]