Tag Archives: Ryman Auditorium

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / October 24-26, 2014

Jason Isbell has been on one hell of a ride since June 2013, when he released his fourth solo LP, Southeastern. In between touring the world to promote the record with his crack 400 Unit, Isbell has taken in beaucoup accolades for having produced perhaps the best singer-songwriter album of this young century. The praise […]

Beck @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / July 14, 2014

L.A.’s loss was Nashville’s gain. It seems that the closing of his favorite studio led Beck to write and record his latest record in Nashville. It’s a safe assumption that this migration influenced his long overdue return to the Music City concert stage. The L.A. native had not played here since a 2006 show at […]

Steely Dan @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / August 1, 2014

I learned to love Steely Dan through the influence of Robert Christgau’s short clever record reviews in the Village Voice. So enamored with their work, they seemingly became his standard to judge everything else by. (FYI: The Christgau Record Guide rates the first four Steely Dan LPs all in the “A” category.) I started with […]

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 […]

Morrissey: Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / May 28, 2014

I totally let the music of Morrissey–both solo and with his earlier band The Smiths–slip by me. The somber sounds and depressing lyrics never interested me.  Curiosity recently got the better of me, so I decided to listen (via greatest hits records of both) and later attend Morrissey’s show at the Ryman. Despite being twice […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: O Brother, Where Art Thou? @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville, TN / May 24, 2000

Attending the filming of a live concert for television or DVD can be a special treat. Sometimes, however, all of the extra preparation and retakes can make for an annoying experience. As far as I can remember, this musical celebration at the Ryman for the Coen Brothers film went off without a hitch. In 2000, […]

Neutral Milk Hotel @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / February 4, 2014

In 1998 while I was apparently listening to a lot of other things instead, Athens, Georgia based Neutral Milk Hotel released their second album, In the Aeroplane over the Sea. A cult following developed around Aeroplane, and it wound up selling a lot of copies. Soon afterward, the band went on a long hiatus. They […]