Tag Archives: Ryman Auditorium

Ruston Kelly @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / March 6, 2020

An aspiring hip Hollywood screenwriter could not have come up with a better script. Young teen from a good home recovering from years of substance issues, takes a sober stand in a tiny Nashville apartment. On a blank sheet of paper, this self-proclaimed “teenage dirtbag” writes down his goals which include at the very top, […]

Tyler Childers @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / February 6, 2020

Young Kentuckian Tyler Childers became the newest Americana wunderkind to have a sold-out multi-night run at the Ryman. The magic number for Childers was four with a week space between each pair of shows. Yours truly felt quite lucky to have grabbed a great single seat for his headlining Ryman debut. Keeping with the trend, […]

Kacey Musgraves @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / February 28, 2019

Kacey Musgraves was not at all on my musical radar when I stumbled upon her set at the 2016 Pilgrimage Festival. While I enjoyed listening and was entertained by her showmanship, I wasn’t impressed enough to seek out her catalog. Then came her 2018 LP, Golden Hour, and I was drawn in like a moth […]

Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / October 8, 2018

I sadly had to miss the “added-at-the-last-minute” five-song set by Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman at CMA Week’s annual Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam at the Ryman. However, when it was announced that these two founding members of The Byrds would be rejoining Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives on a 50th anniversary tour of […]

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / October 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 & 15, 2017

It was “Jason Week” at the Ryman, and I would not have missed every moment of it for the world. In fact, the common thread amongst the contingent of faithful fans like me who showed up every night for all six shows was just that it just wouldn’t feel right any other way. After successfully […]

Mudcrutch @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / May 31, 2016

It’s no secret that I’m lukewarm about seeing Tom Petty live. While I love his records, on stage he can made me yawn. I’m not quite sure what it was, but seeing him front the southern-fried country rock sounds of Mudcrutch was another story. It was one dandy of a musical evening for yours truly […]

Jenny Lewis @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / February 6, 2016

The mock two-page black & white Playbills handed out when we entered the Ryman were a foreshadowing. This night, the last of Jenny Lewis’ seven-show, four-city Rabbit Fur Coat 10th Anniversary Tour would dabble in theater: three costume changes, staged choreography, and two set changes and intermissions. But, when it was all said and done, […]