Category Concert Reviews

Part of the Plan: A New American Musical Featuring the Songbook of Dan Fogelberg / TPAC’s James K. Polk Theater / Nashville, TN / September 8-24, 2017

It is with extreme trepidation that I enter the world of reviewing a theatrical musical. The guys that do this for a living and carry the journalistic power to kill a play on opening night have always baffled me. They seem to operate from an elitist standard that I don’t always understand. But having seen […]

Robyn Hitchcock: Musicians Corner / Nashville, TN / August 26, 2017

If you are looking for a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Nashville, I highly recommend the free concert experience of Musicians Corner in Centennial Park. On most of the pleasant weather weekends throughout the year, you can see several up and coming acts and a closing set by an exciting headliner in […]

Micky Dolenz @ City Winery / Nashville TN / June 18, 2017

I have always considered The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz to be one of pop/rock’s all-time greatest vocalists. Whether sitting behind the drum kit or standing center stage, Micky has always been a consistently great singer with a strong, smooth, steady voice. Seeing him perform a solo show at age 72 at Nashville’s City Winery, I still […]

Donald Fagen & the Nightflyers / Schermerhorn Symphony Center / Nashville, TN / August 20, 2017

I dumbfoundedly missed the obvious message in the naming of the band for this solo tour by Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen. Dubbing this collection of fine young players the “Nightflyers” was clearly meant as a preview that Fagen’s set would feature four of the eight songs from his 1982 solo debut album, The Nightfly. He […]

Alejandro Escovedo & Joe Ely @ City Winery / Nashville TN / August 12, 2017

In 1980, I left my home in New Jersey for a new life in Texas. Following my heart and leaving the exciting New York City music scene behind, I was surprised to learn that I had moved near another city that was a hotbed for some of the best music to come out of the […]

The Alarm @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / July 27, 2017

After seeing a mind-blowing performance by Mike Peters and The Alarm in London this past May, there was no way I was going to miss them here in Music City. Of course, I could not help but wonder how Peters would transform his high-energy show to the much smaller City Winery stage in front of […]

MIKE PETERS OF THE ALARM: Grimey’s New and Preloved Music / Nashville TN / July 27, 2017

I’m not sure if Mike Peters makes the most out of every city like he did on his recent visit to Music City. Prior to an evening show at the City Winery with his band The Alarm, Mike, along with his wife and bandmate Jules, spent time down on lower Broadway where Jules scored a […]