Category Concert Reviews

The Silver Seas @ The Basement East / Nashville TN / October 1, 2018

It always seems like it’s been way too long since the last show by The Silver Seas. In this instance, it has been about two years. In the meantime, the Seas lead singer and songwriter, Daniel Tashian, has scored a big smash with his production, playing and writing on the recent record by Kacey Musgraves. […]

AMERICANAFEST: Richard Thompson @ Grimey’s New and Preloved Music / Nashville TN / September 13, 2018

When self-described “Folk-Rock Dinosaur” Richard Thompson commented on how “everybody famous” must have played here at Grimey’s, he was simply trying his best to humble himself in front of a room full of reverent fans. While Americanafest is more of a chance for the masses to discover new music, there are also appearances by legends […]

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival @ Harlinsdale Farm / Franklin TN / September 22, 2018 (Day One)

Watching the weather during the week gave great promise that this year’s fourth annual Pilgrimage Festival would not be as brutally hot as the past two years had been. It wasn’t until late in the week that the talk of any rain crept into the forecast. Little did anyone suspect that this threat of a […]

AMERICANAFEST: John Prine & Friends @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / September 11, 2018

Americanafest 2018 experienced some of what that great American philosopher, Yogi Berra, once referred to as “déjà vu all over again.” Just like last year, Jason Isbell won the Best Song and Album awards, and the artist everyone wanted to see perform was John Prine. Last year, Prine and an all-star band including his friend […]

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 […]

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 […]

Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul @ CMA Theatre at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum / Nashville TN / May 15, 2018

The first time I ever laid eyes upon Steve Van Zandt was as a new member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band in September 1975 at New York City’s Bottom Line. Sporting the Asbury Park-styled “Miami Steve” nickname at the time, to me, he was as imposing a foil on stage to Bruce as was […]