Category Concert Reviews

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 […]

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 […]

Teitur @ City Winery Lounge / Nashville TN / September 20, 2018

Back in 2003, when Third and Lindsley had yet to grow by knocking down its north wall, I saw a show there that I’ll never forget. In addition to co-headliners Glenn Tilbrook and Jill Sobule, an unknown singer-songwriter from the distant Faroe Islands opened and just knocked my socks off. The first song he played, […]

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 […]