Category Concert Reviews

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 […]

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. […]