Tag Archives: The Long Players

The Long Players perform The Byrds’ “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” @ Mercy Lounge / Nashville TN / March 25, 2017

Nashville’s Long Players have now artfully recreated the grooves from about 60 different classic rock records. But, like band leader Bill Lloyd said from the Mercy Lounge stage, “It was about time we did a country record in Nashville.” Their choice was The Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo, the mostly-overlooked at the time, but now-considered […]

The Long Players with Mike Mills perform R.E.M.’s Out of Time @ City Winery / Nashville, TN / October 7, 2016

Serious rock music fans never let go of a band they love, and it doesn’t take much to bring out their total geekdom. Such was the case the other night in Music City when the local R.E.M. faithful got to let their geek flags fly, enjoying perhaps the most exciting live music moment in the […]

The Long Players: Dylan/Cash and the Nashville Cats @ Country Music Hall of Fame / Nashville TN / July 7, 2015 – Here are the Cats!

Nashville cats, play clean as country water Nashville cats, play wild as mountain dew Nashville cats, been playin’ since they’s babies Nashville cats, get work before they’re two Lyrics from “Nashville Cats” by John Sebastian Here are some of the “Cats” who appeared at this great show with The Long Players. Al Kooper Charlie Daniels […]

The Long Players: Dylan/Cash and the Nashville Cats @ Country Music Hall of Fame / Nashville TN / July 7, 2015

It was one of those events that make me proud to live in Music City: a free star-studded early evening concert outside the Country Music Hall of Fame. The occasion was the celebration of the release of a delightful 2-CD set of music honoring the current Dylan/Cash and the Nashville Cats exhibit at the Hall. […]

The Long Players revisit The Beatles’ 50th Anniversary on The Ed Sullivan Show @ Mercy Lounge / Nashville TN / February 8, 2014

I am old enough to have watched The Beatles make their live American television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show back on February 9, 1964. It was certainly a life-changer, and I will never forget the excitement the next morning when I joined my third-grade classmates to sing “She Loves You” on the schoolyard steps. […]

The Long Players revisit The Band @ Third and Lindsley / Nashville TN / November 23, 2013

Without a doubt, The Long Players are one of the best entertainments that Music City has to offer. Getting ready to celebrate ten years together, these guys have now recreated over 60 different classic records live using some of the best singers the city has to offer. Their session-quality musicianship and attention to detail have […]