Category Concert Reviews

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 […]

Aimee Mann @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / January 23, 2018

Before the first note of the evening rang out, the answer to why I fall short of being a bigger fan of Aimee Mann’s music was best summed up by the singer-songwriter herself. Describing her songs as “slow, sad and depressing,” she hit the nail right on the head. I don’t do sad very well. […]

The Posies @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / January 28, 2018

As soon as I got into my car after seeing The Posies at the City Winery, several questions about my evening with Seattle power-pop band started running through my head. The show featured only the core Posies duo of Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow singing and playing electric guitars. While the twin axes made for […]

Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires @ CMA Theater / Nashville, TN / December 5, 2017

So, while New York City has its “Springsteen on Broadway,” Music City has its “Isbell on Demonbreun.” For three consecutive Tuesday nights in December, Jason Isbell will grace the stage at the elaborate and intimate CMA Theater inside Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame. Jason will present three differently-formatted shows commencing at the early 7pm […]