Tag Archives: Nashville

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Barry Tashian

As of late, Barry Tashian is known as half of an award-winning country/bluegrass duo with his wife, Holly. The Tashians are also part of an actively-performing quintet called The E-5. Go back a little and he was once a member of Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band. He and Holly are also parents to one of “11 […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Daniel Tashian

I am forever thankful for the day in 2006 when I saw The Bees play an in-store at Grimey’s. Ever since then, I have been an uber-fan of this band led by singer-songwriter Daniel Tashian. The band has since moved ahead one letter in the alphabet changing its name to The Silver Seas to avoid […]

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 […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Lilly Hiatt

Lilly Hiatt doesn’t hide the fact that she is the daughter of the great singer-songwriter John Hiatt. In fact, I have been lucky to see her open a few local shows for her Dad. Currently, the young Nashville songstress is making a major splash with her latest record, Trinity Lane, produced by Michael Trent of […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Chuck Mead

The city of Nashville should thank its lucky stars that Chuck Mead came to town. For if it wasn’t for he and his band BR5-49’s residency at Robert’s Western Wear in the 90’s, Lower Broadway would likely not have become the honky-tonk capital of the known universe. The band got so hot that David Letterman […]

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 […]

The Alarm @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / July 27, 2017

After seeing a mind-blowing performance by Mike Peters and The Alarm in London this past May, there was no way I was going to miss them here in Music City. Of course, I could not help but wonder how Peters would transform his high-energy show to the much smaller City Winery stage in front of […]

Loudon Wainwright III @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / April 23, 2017

Loudon Wainwright III is one of a handful of artists that I have seen on stage in five different decades. He also is one of those rare performers with whom spending time in a small room like Nashville’s City Winery is more like visiting an old friend that paying to hear some stranger sing songs. […]

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 […]

Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman / Schermerhorn Symphony Center / Nashville, TN / November 7, 2016

If you are looking for an in-depth analysis of this show by a die-hard Yes fan, you won’t be getting one here. One thing I’ve learned about music blogging, is that the less the writer knows about the band, the more he is likely to write about himself. So that’s my opening apology. I loved […]