Tag Archives: City Winery

David Bromberg Quintet @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / March 10, 2017

Over the years, one thing I’ve learned after seeing David Bromberg perform live many times, is not to expect to hear any of my favorite songs. Popularity has never been a prerequisite for a song to make it on David’s set list. Sorry, did I say set list? That’s something you will also never see […]

Emmylou Harris & Friends featuring John Prine @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / January 22, 2017

Allow me to start off by saying that I am not wild about dogs. It’s not that I dislike them, but there is just no place for them in my life. So, it wasn’t my love for canines that got me to spring for $150 to attend “A Special Engagement Benefitting Bonaparte’s Retreat” supporting Emmylou […]

Midge Ure @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / January 23, 2017

Midge Ure, best known as the front man for British band Ultravox and Sir Bob Geldof’s co-conspirator in the African-relief benefit single “Do They Know It’s Christmas,” made a rare Nashville visit to the City Winery stage. The show was the conclusion to the second leg of a US tour that started back in October. […]

Alejandro Escovedo & The Minus 5 @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / January 14, 2017

These days, I keep asking myself if the rock music I know and love is soon gonna die. Ironically, I believe its demise may be the result of there both being not enough and too much of the good old stuff. I observe the “not enough” every time I review the local concert calendar or […]

Patterson Hood @ City Winery / Nashville TN / August 4, 2016

I have never let it be a secret that I’m not a big Patterson Hood fan. Nothing personal, but I have just never connected with his songwriting style nor his vocals as front man for the Drive-By Truckers. On the other hand, the music of his former bandmate Jason Isbell fits me a glove. So […]

The Long Players with Mike Mills perform R.E.M.’s Out of Time @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / October 7, 2016

Serious rock music fans never let go of a band they love, and it doesn’t take much to bring out their total geekdom. Such was the case the other night in Music City when the local R.E.M. faithful got to let their geek flags fly, enjoying perhaps the most exciting live music moment in the […]

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 […]

The Zombies @ City Winery / Nashville TN / May 27, 2016

It was over three years ago when I last saw The Zombies play Music City. The sparse crowd then at the War Memorial led to a downsizing for their return in 2014 at Third & Lindsley: a show that I sadly missed.  There was additional venue shrinkage for the Zombies again this year with their […]

Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Review with Los Straitjackets @ City Winery / Nashville TN / December 5, 2015

If I think back to 1978 when I first saw Nick Lowe on stage wearing the green suit of Batman’s nemesis the Riddler, I never imagined that I would one day see him crooning Christmas songs. The fact that he was backed by four guys wearing Mexican lucha libre wrestling masks seems to make more […]

Cracker @ City Winery / Nashville TN / May 11, 2016

Let’s face it. It’s almost the 2020’s, and some of us rock and rollers are pushing our sixties. And unless you own a fat 401(k) or have inherited a trust fund, we all will probably be calling it in to work every morning well into our seventies. But getting older makes it tougher to get […]