Category Concert Reviews

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 […]

Peter Case, Kevn Kinney & Robyn Hitchcock @ The Bluebird Cafe / Nashville TN / May 2, 2018

It had been awhile since MCM made it to a songwriter-in-the-round session at the Bluebird. For one, getting into any show there since it was immortalized in the Nashville television series is an effort. Then there’s also the challenge of keeping up with and scouring their on-line schedule to not miss a special touring-artist show. […]

Steel Guitar Tribute to Sweetheart of the Rodeo featuring Lloyd Green & Jay Dee Maness @ Grimey’s New & Preloved Music / Nashville TN / April 21, 2018 (Record Store Day)

After last year’s total rain out of live music, this year’s Record Store Day extravaganza at Grimey’s was a full day of delight for record geeks and music fans. The store as always was well-stocked with the limited-edition special releases, and the rear parking lot was full of folks enjoying the beautiful sunshine and six-hour […]

Josh Rouse @ Grimey’s New and Preloved Music / Nashville TN / April 12, 2018

We all are fans of at least one musical artist that we like so much that we wouldn’t miss them live for anything! Birthdays, weddings, funerals or whatever—no way you’re not going. Josh Rouse is one of those artists for me. Therefore, I was there front and center for his recent Grimey’s Thursday 6pm in-store. […]

Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys in the Campfire @ Luna Record Shop / Franklin TN / March 24, 2018

I knew that Tommy Stinson’s recent touring involved off-beat rooms like coffee shops and small record stores. However, I didn’t realize how low key it was until I got an e-mail offering a free ticket to the show if I could bring a PA system. Well, I already had my ticket and don’t own a […]

Jonathan Richman @ The Basement East / Nashville TN / February 22, 2018

I could only imagine the shock of someone who knew nothing about Jonathan Richman seeing him perform. His childlike charm, the obscure subject matter of his songs and the frivolity of his singing and dancing, would surely shock someone expecting your more traditional singer-songwriter. But, there’s no denying that Richman is a national treasure, and […]