Tag Archives: Ryman Auditorium

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, […]

Mike’s Music Lists: Jason Isbell at the Ryman Auditorium

The wheels were set in motion back on June 11, 2013. The crowd for Jason Isbell’s Grimeys in-store appearance were told that our newest local Americana hero would be making his headlining Ryman debut on August 17. Little did we know back then that this would mark what looks to be an ever-expanding annual event. […]

Kraftwerk 3D Concert @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / September 27, 2015

Despite the attempts of my millennial-generation son to influence me, I have never taking a liking to EDM (“Electronic Dance Music”). The enterprising and well-connected youngster even once comped me along with him to New York City’s Electric Zoo festival. There we saw genre superstar, Skrillex, perform “live” in front of some 80,000 crazed fans […]

Billy Idol @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / September 18, 2015

What made me want to go see Billy Idol?  Besides his handful of catchy hits that used to forever blare off my MTV, two things came to mind. First, his cameo in The Wedding Singer gave me the impression that he was a likable guy. But more so I focused on the fact that he […]

Ryan Adams & the Shining: Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / April 28, 2015

The question on my mind about seeing Ryan Adams again live was which one would show up: the snarky seemingly disinterested one or the engaging and exciting one. Having experienced the un-pleasure and pleasure of each, yours truly left the Mother Church this night a happy man—in fact I don’t think I listened to anything […]