Tag Archives: Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello: Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / June 21, 2014

Having seen Elvis Costello struggle vocally the night before in Knoxville, right from the opening lines of the night’s first song, “Jack of All Parades,” it was obvious that he had fully recovered. He continued to sing brilliantly the entire night contributing to an overall entertaining performance. Nashville fans also got to hear eight songs […]

ON THE ROAD: Elvis Costello: Tennessee Theatre / Knoxville TN / June 20, 2014

I recently had a good laugh reading Elvis Costello’s remarks after an interviewer followed a line of questioning that Costello deduced must have been derived from his Wikipedia entry. It is a fact that most muses about Costello simply regurgitate the same worn-out list of notable artists that he has worked with. How could anyone […]

BEYOND BELIEF: Rusty–A Duo with Declan in 1972: An Interview with Allan Mayes

This interview originally appeared in Beyond Belief #8 back in December 1996. “I used to do a gig in Liverpool. Me and my partner used to play this “lonely-hearts club” ‘cause it was the worst gig you could possibly have. Early in the evening, all the ladies sat on one side of the room and […]

BEYOND BELIEF: “No Stranger to this House” – Elvis Joins George Jones for Nashville Taping of Ricky Skaggs Monday Night Concerts

This article originally appeared in Beyond Belief #11 back in June 1997. R.I.P Possum! It’s not often in life that one gets a second chance at making amends for a less-than successful attempt at a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Not unless of course you are Elvis Costello. In 1983, a possible combination of stage fright and a […]

R.I.P.: Stanley Snadowsky, Co-Founder of The Bottom Line

Here is a link to the New York Times obit on Stanley Snadowsky, co-founder of the legendary Greenwich Village night club: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/03/nyregion/stanley-snadowsky-founder-of-greenwich-village-nightclub-dies-at-70.html?_r=0 The Bottom Line was open from 1972 through 2004. During the late 70’s heyday of the record business, it was the industry’s premier showcase venue, launching many new artists into the spotlight. Seating […]