Category Concert Reviews

Gurf Morlix @ The Bluebird Cafe / Nashville TN / November 28, 2018

How can you forget a name like Gurf Morlix? It’s one I’ve long heard and remembered in connection with his work as both guitarist and producer for Lucinda Williams. However, by the time I saw Lucinda live in concert, he was no longer in her band. Sadly, I’d also never connected to his solo career. […]

Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / October 8, 2018

I sadly had to miss the “added-at-the-last-minute” five-song set by Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman at CMA Week’s annual Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam at the Ryman. However, when it was announced that these two founding members of The Byrds would be rejoining Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives on a 50th anniversary tour of […]

Swan Dive @ Club Roar / Nashville, TN / November 2, 2018

Today, I woke up remembering just how good it feels the morning after a Swan Dive show. This feeling used to occur on many a Sunday morning in the early 00’s when the Nashville duo of Molly Felder and Bill DeMain often played Saturday nights at the pre-Grimey Basement. Through this day, Swan Dive remains […]

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 […]