Bootsy Collins Funks the Halls

Bootsy Collins Photos and Review

At Music City Roots you got what you needed

Featuring Bill Mize, Annabelle’s Curse, Michael Super Granda, Langhorne Slim, and Paul McDonald.

Ludacris at Bonnaroo 2012

Concert photos and review of Ludacris at Bonnaroo 2012.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

JJ Grey and Mofro, Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, Wilmington N.C. 10/11/2014

 Photos and words by: Patrick McGowan
Set list and notes by: Frank Sulloway

      JJ Grey and Mofro returned to Greenfield Lake amphitheater, in Wilmington N.C., A venue that makes him feel right at home. The outside venue sits on a “Gator Hole”, as JJ described it, and is surrounded by Pine and Cypress trees, indicative to Greys north Florida home. Last year when he came to Wilmington , the show was sold out. This year was close, and the only disappointments were from those that did not make it. JJ belted out something from each of his albums, including "AIR", "BRIGHTER DAYS", and "HO CAKE" from his 2001 inaugural release, Blackwater. The swamp was alive!  

 01) Your Lady, She's Shady
02) Air
03) 99 Shades of Crazy
04) Fireflies
05) Country Ghetto
06) Georgia Warhorse
07) Brighter Days
08) Hide & Seek
09) Lochloosa
10) Ho Cake
11) Orange Blossoms
12) Slow, Hot & Sweaty
13) Everything Good Is Bad
14) The Sun Is Shining Down
15) On Fire*

*Tash(London Souls) comes out and plays JJ's guitar part way thru song, few min
later Chris(London Souls) comes out and plays tambourine and
Mahan (London Souls)plays Todd's bass.

!! Thanks Frank Sulloway for the set list and the perfect recording!
 The show was opened by The London Souls, who will be joining Govt Mule in Jamaica for their Island Exodus 6 in January.

Cheap Trick @ The Tennessee Theatre

With nearly 4 decades of touring experience, it came as no surprise when these stage veterans put on a fantastic show in Knoxville, TN!  

Friday, October 17, 2014

Music City, USA threw a Birthday party for Jerry Lee Lewis!

October 17, 2014

Words by Butch Worrell
Photos by Butch Worrell
(Cake and Book photos by “Bird”)

Jerry Lee Lewis turned 80 and launched a “Birthday” tour which touched down at the “Mother Church of Country Music”, Nashville's The Ryman Auditorium October 4th.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

36th Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards

The 36th Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame awards ceremony was held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 in the Georgia Ballroom at the Georgia World Congress Center.
The evening began with a VIP Red Carpet and Governor’s Reception, a seated dinner, followed by the highly-anticipated Georgy™ Awards show. Co-emcees were Robin Meade and Monica Pearson.  Multi Grammy® Award-winning Lady Antebellum received the Performer Award, multi-platinum Collective Soul’s Ed Roland scored the Songwriter Award, legendary blues songstress Francine Reed as given the Pioneer Award, southern rock chart toppers Wet Willie snagged the Group Award. Other inductees included multi-talented celebrity funny man Jeff Foxworthy received the Spoken Word Award and important music industry game-changer Danny Beard was honored with a Non-performer Award.  Posthumous inductees honored this year were: Sean Costello, Wally Fowler, Eddie horst, Bobby Byrd and Frank Fenter.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Citizen Cope brought the Clarence Greenwood 10th Anniversary tour to Nashville

October 9, 2014

Words by Butch Worrell
Photos by Butch Worrell

Citizen Cope brought his Clarence Greenwood 10th Anniversary tour to the stage of the Marathon Music Works in Nashville this week.

Victoria Reed at the Marathon Music Works

October 9, 2014

Words by Butch Worrell
Photos by Butch Worrell

Victoria Reed graced the stage of the Marathon Music Works this week. She was the opening act for Citizen Cope.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Pearl Jam Opens Tour at U.S. Bank Arena with a Marathon Performance

Pearl Jam opened their Lightning Bolt tour in Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena on October 1, 2014. They played a three and a half hour show with two separate sets as encores. Highlights included several references to Pete Rose and how he should be in the hall of fame, talking about their last few days in Cincinnati with references to the old days of playing small venues in this city, and 34 songs of constant stadium pounding music. They delivered mellow songs to fast songs covering freedom, politics, charity, surfing, nature, and standing up for what you believe in at all times. Pearl Jam violated their curfew by half an hour and took a fine of over $10,000 to deliver a solid night of music to loyal fans. Pearl Jam gave the entire floor and first level seats to their 10 Club fan base for a minimal price. This band gets their back into their living! Pearl Jam has done over 100 charitable shows giving back to the community and practicing what they preach. This band has proven time and time again that they won't sell out. Go check out Pearl Jam 20 by Cameron Crowe.

The crew talked to people from all over the world throughout the night and was sitting next to Bronson Arroyo and Bob Pollard of Guided By Voices once my work was done. Pearl Jam is heading to several other venues throughout this tour. They will headline Austin City Limits Festival the next two weekends. In the end of October they will play right after Tom Waits and before Neil Young at his Bridge School Benefit in San Francisco, California. I have shot over 350 bands this year and this show was definitely up there in rank. This band has truly become a Hall of Fame act. There were several covers including "The Real Me" by The Who, "Rockin in the Free World" by Neil Young, and "Waiting on a Friend" by The Rolling Stones. Matt Cameron (drums) still tours with Soundgarden. There is a reason why The Rolling Stones,  Tom Petty, Neil Young, and other legends have said this band is one of their favorite touring bands. Rolling Stone also named Pearl Jam a top 10 touring band this year.  (Several photos were withheld for Pearl Jam's website and fan club which will post this week)

Images and Words by Doug Siegel
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