Tag Archives: Amanda Shires

Jason Isbell @ Franklin Theatre / Franklin TN / January 9, 2017

Attending my first concert of 2017 was a challenge. The first and only e-mail warning about this special benefit show at the Franklin Theatre arrived in my inbox at 10am on a Friday with the short notice that tickets were going on sale at noon. Surely, this scant two hours warning would keep things under […]

Jason Isbell @ City Winery / Nashville TN / December 28 & 29, 2015

The following was overheard above the cries of a teething infant at the Hermitage, TN household of Mr. and Mrs. J. Isbell: “Honey, what do you want to do over the Christmas holidays? Why don’t we drive down to Nashville and play a couple of shows together for our friends down there?” Well, thanks again […]

Jason Isbell @ City Winery / Nashville TN / December 29, 2014

Sorry, but no apologies for all the attention given to Jason Isbell in this space. Even though he is still riding the wave of a record almost two years old (Southeastern), I simply have not tired of its songs—especially hearing Jason perform them live. This time out, Jason filed a break in a steady touring […]

Seven Nights to Rock: Music City Mike’s Weeklong Adventure

In the late 70’s, a New Jersey music writer with the pen name of “Everynight Charlie” tried to go to a concert every night. I often wonder if this is what my life would be like if I were single. Although live music every night is not my ultimate desire, with my wife out of […]