Monday, March 27, 2017

The 28th Annual Christmas Jam Rocked the House Down

Warren Haynes performing at the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam
Warren Haynes
The 28th Annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam that took place on December 10, 2016 at the US Cellular Center in beautiful Asheville North Carolina came through with a bang for a night of stellar performances of all kinds.  The event, which is known for having musicians from all backgrounds collaborating to create improvisational jams amongst themselves, kept the fans happy dancing through out the entire long night of music.  The Christmas Jam is and always has been a benefit to support the Habitat for Humanity Foundation.  The event has brought in over 2 Million dollars for the cause throughout the years. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Tribute to Tom Shinness

March 21, 2017
3rd and Lindsley
Music City USA (Nashville, TN)

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

Nashville's music community cares. When one of their own falls ill/passes away, always expect an outpouring of support. This was the case when Tom Shinness recently passed away. Organized by John Haring and Rusty Russell this celebration of life featured performances by Ginger Shinness, Ginger Shinness, Keb Mo, Jack Pearson, Phil Keaggy, Annie Sellick/Pat Bergeson, New North (Damien Horne/Krista Marie), Beth Garner, and supporting musicians such as Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Jim Hoke, Sarah Clanton, Katie Blomarz, Michael Morton Flute, Rusty Russell, and more.

When the benefit was first planned Tom was still living and wanted to perform. However he did not make it but was well represented by Ginger Shinness, Heather Shinness, and Jasmine Cheri Shinness.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Big Gigantic at Bogarts

Big Gigantic played a rocking dance party at Bogarts last week. This show was all energy with a fabulous light show. Big G is another band that is gaining incredible momentum and getting placed very high up the lineup train on this year's festival circuit. Check them out this summer at one or several of the festivals they are headlining.

Images by Doug Siegel

Umphrey's McGee Three Night Run In Asheville With Greensky Bluegrass

Umphrey's McGee dropped into Asheville, NC for a three night run with Greensky Bluegrass. The first two nights were held at Visit Arena. The third night took place at the Orange Peel. Umphrey's played all of their best songs and rocked some covers including Tom Sawyer, Can't You See, and War Pigs. This band has incredible momentum going for them right now and have a massive fan base. Check out Umphrey's Tour at Umphreys(dot)com.

Images by Doug Siegel

Robert Randolph & The Family Band Rock The Taft

Robert Randolph & The Family Band played a great show last night to a sold out Taft Ballroom. They played several originals and dazzled a few covers, including Jimi Hendrix's Voodoo Chile. They are on a national tour and seem to be enjoying life immensely. Robert Randolph has a new album out entitled "Got Soul." He was signing the album for at least half an hour after the show. The vibe in the room was very positive and people were getting their groove on. The opening band, The New Respects put on a solid performance as well, so get there early if you catch this tour. (Photos are all of one angle as there was no photo pit and limited room to move.) 
Images by Doug Siegel

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Nashville's Tribute to Butch Trucks

March 11, 2017
Music City USA (Nashville, TN)

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

In a city full of exceptional musicians you would expect nothing less than a tribute/cover band to be the best. With Nashville's own “Midnight Rider's” that proves to be the case. They proved it Saturday night at 3rd and Lindsley where they held a show in Memory of Butch Trucks. Sitting in were guitar virtuoso's Lee Roy Parnell and former Allman Brother Jack Pearson. Also there were guest appearances by Chris Sartin (Owner of Soulshine Pizza who delivered vocals on Ain't Wasting Time) ) and Tim Horn on Harmonica.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

“A Song for You”...Tedeschi Trucks start 3 nights at the Ryman

March 4, 2017
Nashville, TN

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

The Tedeschi Trucks Band opened the first night of their March weekend Ryman run by showcasing Jorma Kaukonen as their opening act. Leon Russell was to be but his passing necessitated the change.

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