Friday, November 9, 2018

Bob Weir....”Bringing it all Back Home”

 Nov. 08, 2018
Nashville, TN

Story By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
Photos By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
And with a lil help from my friends.....
Julia Nichols, Deseare Iwin-Gnann, Karen Dismukes-Cooper, and more



The Wolf Brothers (Bob Weir, Jay Lane, Don Was) stopped in at the Ryman Auditorium to pay homage at the “Mother Church” of Americana. Ever since receiving the 2016 Americana Lifetime achievement award Nashville seems to be a special spot for Bob. As Bob said then in his acceptance speech....”You take musical traditions from England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain a little bit, a little bit from France, and blend them together with a rich variety of African musical traditions, and stir it up. You let is simmer for 200 to 300 years and see what happens. This could only happen in a new land. Physically, culturally, and spiritually. That place was and is America.” It was very appropriate to have some special guests that are prominent artists in the Americana genre, Margo Price, John Oates, and Buddy Miller to join in to make it a very special evening.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Lynyrd Skynyrd Last of the Street Survivors Stops in Peoria, Illinois

Peoria Civic Center - Peoria, Illinois November 3rd, 2018
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography



In 1964 Lynyrd Skynyrd popularized what was to be Southern Rock. Their music helped define the 1970's and sold over 28 million records. Among their biggest hits, "Sweet Home Alabama", "Simple Man", "That Smell", and "Free Bird" just to name a few. Tragedy Struck of course in 1977 and the Last of the Street Survivors founding member Gary Rossington and former member Rickey Medlocke and younger brother of Ronnie Van Zant, Johnny Van Zant are touring for the last time. They many be stepping out of the spotlight however their music will live on forever.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Sweetheart of the Rodeo returns to the Ryman

Oct.11, 2018
Nashville, TN

Story By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
Photos By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo

Fifty years ago the Byrds were in Nashville recording “Sweetheart of the Rodeo”, having been influenced by the country roots of Gram Parsons who joined after the departure of David Crosby.
Country Rock's birth happened and although it took decades this album is now considered one of the most influential for the “Americana” genre today. To celebrate it's 50th anniversary Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman joined forces with Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives (“cousin” Kenny Vaughn, “handsome” Harry Stinson, and Chris Scruggs) to perform not just the songs from album but also legendary songs from the Byrds catalog of hits along with a special nod to Tom Petty with whom all had collaborated.



Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Rain, the Mud, and Bourbon & Beyond

Champions Park
Louisville, KY 9-22-18
By Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers



First off I must say that this was the best festival out of hundreds I have been to over my many years. The organization was unprecedented. There were many different kinds of food and drink vendors, rental lockers in different locations, adequate and friendly staff, large twin stages right next to each other with a large photo pit that transcended the length, great sound, and excellent lighting. When your festival is in Kentucky and your sponsors include several major bourbon distilleries it makes sense that you would be able to provide the best festival accommodations in the country.



Unfortunately the nonstop rain made the clay-based ground entirely too slippery to walk on so the second day of the festival was called off for safety reasons. The wet ground was like walking on ice and although we never fell, we heard that many of the guests did hit the ground. Meticulously placing every step, the 150-yard trek to our locker to grab our stuff before leaving took about 45 minutes.

Sting and Shaggy

Daily's Place
Jacksonville, FL
by Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers


     Although I've been a Sting fan since the debut of the first album The Police did back in 1978, it had been over 25 years since I had seen him perform. I really didn't know what to expect, especially when you throw in some Shaggy. My curiosity was piqued.



     

Midge Ure (Ultravox) and Paul Young

The Plaza Live
Orlando, FL 9-16-18
by Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers

When you go to see and hear 80's artists perform you sort of have to put your ears in your heart and hope for the best. On this particular evening that wasn't necessary as both Midge Ure and Paul Young did a fantastic job of entertaining the crowd with the hits from their careers.

The Plaza Live in Orlando is an intimate venue where every seat in the house has a great view and excellent sound. The staff there is very accommodating, the seats are comfortable, and on this evening the air was charged with excitement for the show the guests were about to enjoy.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Godsmack, Shinedown, with guest Red Run Rising kick off Fall in Central Illinois

Peoria Civic Center - Peoria, Illinois March 11th, 2018
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography


The warm Fall temps was nothing compared to the Fire raging in Central Illinois with Godsmack and Shinedown performing full sets at the Peoria Civic Center along with guests Red Sun Rising. Fans from all over the Midwest made their ways to the area to take in an awesome lineup that 105.7 put together for their Fall Frenzy. Kicking off the season right.
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