Category Concert Reviews

Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel with special guest Colin Linden @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / June 4, 2017

If you love the Derek & the Dominos’ Layla record as much as I do, then you may have made a big blunder by missing Bobby Whitlock’s recent show at the Nashville City Winery. Most are not aware that it was Memphis native Whitlock who encouraged Eric Clapton to move forward with the Dominos as […]

Justin Townes Earle @ Franklin Theatre / Franklin TN / May 8, 2017

About a dozen or so years ago, I ate lunch every day at the old Wild Oats grocery store in Nashville’s Green Hills. Now the site of Trader Joes, it once was a great communal place to eat lunch and converse with both friends and strangers alike. Sitting alone outside one afternoon, a young lad […]

Dave Davies @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / May 1, 2017

When the Nashville City Winery announced its opening in the fall of 2014, one of its featured initial shows was a November 30, 2014 Dave Davies show that never came to pass. Some two and a half years later, the legendary Kinks guitarist finally made it to the Winery stage in Music City. Playing in […]

Loudon Wainwright III @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / April 23, 2017

Loudon Wainwright III is one of a handful of artists that I have seen on stage in five different decades. He also is one of those rare performers with whom spending time in a small room like Nashville’s City Winery is more like visiting an old friend that paying to hear some stranger sing songs. […]

The Long Players perform The Byrds’ “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” @ Mercy Lounge / Nashville TN / March 25, 2017

Nashville’s Long Players have now artfully recreated the grooves from about 60 different classic rock records. But, like band leader Bill Lloyd said from the Mercy Lounge stage, “It was about time we did a country record in Nashville.” Their choice was The Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo, the mostly-overlooked at the time, but now-considered […]

David Bromberg Quintet @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / March 10, 2017

Over the years, one thing I’ve learned after seeing David Bromberg perform live many times, is not to expect to hear any of my favorite songs. Popularity has never been a prerequisite for a song to make it on David’s set list. Sorry, did I say set list? That’s something you will also never see […]

John Doe @ The Basement / Nashville TN / March 2, 2017

The latest installment of “Early Shows for Old People” at The Basement brought John Doe to town for a Thursday night 7pm show. Doe, one of the driving forces behind LA punk pioneers, X, was on the last night of a two-week solo tour. After a short set by local Jon Latham, the room gradually […]