Category Concert Reviews

Josh Ritter @ Grimey’s New & Preloved Music / Nashville TN / April 26, 2019

Even if you are a big Josh Ritter fan like myself, I bet you checked Jason Isbell’s tour dates with his 400 Unit to see if they had an off night for Ritter’s Friday 6pm appearance at Grimey’s. Given that Jason produced it and the Unit were the band for Josh’s new LP Fever Breaks, […]

Steve Earle @ Grimey’s New & Preloved Music / Nashville TN / April 25, 2019

Over the years, I’ve seen many a great in-store at Grimey’s which my #1 reason is why their move across the river to East Nashville was a downer for me. The longer drive through rush hour traffic to make it there by 6pm grieved me, and busy work days may make me miss a few […]

Tin Pan South (Eric Holljes/Kris Allen/Steve Poltz/Emma Hern) @ The Local / Nashville TN / March 29, 2019

This night’s trip to Tin Pan South for another evening of writers in the round was a no brainer for yours truly. Long ago, I decided that it would take an awful lot to keep me from missing a Nashville Steve Poltz performance. The guy is just so darn musically entertaining, and he makes me […]

Tin Pan South (Tenille Townes/Keelan Donavan/Kate York/Daniel Tashian) @ City Winery Lounge / Nashville TN / March 26, 2019

I doubt that anyone knows who coined the term “Nashville guitar pull,” but the concept of songwriters getting together and taking turns showing off their wares has been going on in Music City longer than hot chicken. Now an established concert format, it’s a treasured part of Nashville’s musical identity with several rooms featuring “writers […]

David Mead @ The Basement / Nashville TN / March 22, 2019

It’s hard to believe that it’s been seven years since we last heard from David Mead live or on record other than the occasional Elle Macho gig with his friend Butterfly Boucher. But, the music community of people who appreciate great singer-songwriters is sure happy to have David back recording again. We here in Music […]

Kacey Musgraves @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / February 28, 2019

Kacey Musgraves was not at all on my musical radar when I stumbled upon her set at the 2016 Pilgrimage Festival. While I enjoyed listening and was entertained by her showmanship, I wasn’t impressed enough to seek out her catalog. Then came her 2018 LP, Golden Hour, and I was drawn in like a moth […]

Procol Harum @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / February 18, 2019

There’s a short process I go through before seeing a band from the yesteryears of the Sixties who have not maintained a musical presence. First, in the spirit of  “Rock Bands Who May Never Die”, I check Wikipedia to see which, if any, original members are still left. The next question is whether their septuagenarian […]