Category Concert Reviews

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival @ Harlinsdale Farm / Franklin TN / September 24, 2017 (Day Two)

Another hot day in the sun with a crowd that surprisingly did not seem that much smaller than yesterday’s Timberlake experience. Almost as hot as the heat were the fiery tempers on Twitter of people complaining about the traffic and parking. But for me, it was yet another great day of live music on the […]

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival @ Harlinsdale Farm / Franklin TN / September 23, 2017 (Day One)

Wow! Like it was last year, the third annual Pilgrimage Festival was a grueling experience. Despite the start of the fall season, it was a torridly hot day in the high 80s with a blaring sun that saw little if any cloud cover. It was a day to take it slow, find shade and stay […]

Billy Bragg @ Parnassus Books / Nashville TN / September 14, 2017

Americana week usually brings more with it than just over 300 artists swarming through the music venues of Nashville. Outside of the officially sponsored events, WMOT-FM has a steady schedule of artist interview sessions, and there were also several events at Country Music Hall of Fame. Another sideline happening was the lunchtime appearance of British […]

Steve Poltz @ The Basement / Nashville TN / June 26, 2017

Warning! This concert review is written in the style of an overly-enthusiastic Steve Poltz. Receiving a thunderous applause after finishing his first number, the auto-biographical baseball-themed “Brief History of My Life,” new Nashvillian Steve Poltz remarked in his usual hyperbolic style exclaiming “This is the greatest show I’ve ever done!”. Well you know what, it […]

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 […]