Category On The Road

ON THE ROAD: Colvin & Earle @ City Winery / New York, NY / June 10, 2016

The first I heard of the Shawn Colin and Steve Earle collaboration was at one of Steve’s career-spanning solo shows during his January residency at Nashville’s City Winery. Closing with one of their newly co-written songs, “Tell Moses,” I found the news of this new musical partnership quite surprising. I have been somewhat dismissive about […]

ON THE ROAD: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ Schottenstein Center / Columbus, OH / April 12, 2016

I was truly blessed to see a reprise (with a nice space in between) of Springsteen’s River Tour in Columbus after having seen it February in Louisville. Unexpectedly, this show turned out to be of particular interest since it was Bruce’s first after his much-publicized North Carolina boycott. Outside of him appearing well-rested, there was […]

ON THE ROAD: Hamilton Park House Concerts / Staten Island, NY / Jill Sobule (March 19, 2016) and James Maddock (March 20, 2016)

Those who know me know of my frequent trips home to see my parents In New Jersey. In addition to the quality family time, the evenings usually offer me time to exploit the New York area for my two passions: pizza and music. New York music plans start at http://www.pollstar.com, and this time the site […]

Seven Things I Want to Tell the Boss after Seeing the River Tour: Bruce Springsteen / Yum Center / Louisville, KY / February 21, 2016

After travelling up the road from Music City to Louisville to see a River Tour show, here are a few things I’d like to tell Bruce. What you are doing is incredible! The fact that you are performing The River album in its entirety 35-years after its release is remarkable. This is analogous to hearing […]

ON THE ROAD: Light of Day Winterfest 2016: Bob’s Birthday Bash @ Paramount Theatre / Asbury Park, NJ / January 16, 2016

It was “Sweet Sixteen” all the way for New Jersey’s annual series of benefit concerts to raise funds for the fight against Parkinson’s disease. The 16th annual event also happened to be held on the 16th day of the 16th year of the current century. In addition to a number of smaller shows happening around […]

ON THE ROAD: Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze @ City National Grove / Anaheim, CA / November 13, 2015 and @ Wilshire Ebell Theatre / Los Angeles, CA / November 14, 2015

“As you can see, we split-up already” joked Chris Difford before singing “Cool for Cats.” This was while his on-and-off-again, career-spanning musical collaborator, Glenn Tilbrook left the stage to change out of his pajamas. Chris later made a similar wardrobe change after Glenn returned for a solo piano version of one of Squeeze’s biggest hits, […]

ON THE ROAD: Steve Moakler @ City Winery / New York, NY / August 16, 2015

Aware of his status as an unknown opening act for the ever-popular John Hiatt, young Steve Moakler reached out to the sold-out City Winery house with a sincere and humbling “I hope I don’t suck.” However, behind his apparently honest attempt at being modest, I can’t help but believe that the Pittsburgh-born and now Nashville-based […]