Category Concert Reviews

Jason Ringenberg @ The 5 Spot / Nashville TN / February 7, 2019

Let me just come right out and say it. East Nashville’s 5 Spot is where it is all happening. If you want to see Music City’s best local musicians perform at their creative best in an intimately comfortable venue with spectacular sound, The 5 Spot is the place to be. There’s also the double bonus […]

Bill Lloyd & the Tallymen @ Grimey’s New & Preloved Music / Nashville TN / January 19, 2019

I’ve surely been blessed by knowing Bill Lloyd since I moved to Nashville. As half of 90’s country hitmakers, Foster and Lloyd, today’s Americana community owes him a big debt of gratitude for making that genre what it is today. But, if you know Bill and have followed his now twenty-year plus solo career, its […]

The Struts @ The Basement East / Nashville TN / December 10, 2018

I feel obligated to let you know that you may have missed the most exciting concert to hit Nashville in 2018. British band The Struts took residence at the Beast for three nights in early December and remined us what a great rock show is all about. Yours truly was quite excited to see the […]

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. […]