Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Big Orange Music Festival Brings Blues and Funk to Southwest Florida

November 18, 2017


Laishley Park
Punta Gorda, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

Southwest Florida's Laishley Park in Punta Gorda was rockin' by the water during the Second Annual Big Orange Music Festival featuring Evan Taylor Jones, Sean Chambers Band, Tinsley Ellis Blues Is Dead, North Mississippi Allstars, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and headliners JJ Grey & Mofro, who also headlined last year's inaugural festival. 



Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Elton John & Band - Wonderful Crazy Night Tour

Cross Insurance Arena, PORTLAND, ME, USA - - Nov. 17, 2017

Article and  Photographic images created by Conall O'Brien. 
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Elton John sings "Bitch is Back" live in Portland Maine in 2017
Sir Elton John - dressed in a flamingo-sequined tailcoat, opens with "The Bitch is Back".



 Elton John came to Portland and Bangor Maine for two dates as part of a 6-city concert tour that coincides with the anniversary of a songwriting collaboration with Bernie Taupin that started 50 years ago. The enthusiastic fans who managed to score tickets heard a extraordinary show that ran over  two nonstop hours and featured 22 iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career.

Current Band Members

Davey Johnstone - electric guitars (musical director and member since 1972)
Nigel Olsson - drums (drummer with Elton’s original three-piece band)

Ray Cooper - percussion
John Mahon - percussion
Kim Bullard - keyboards
Matt Bissonette - bass guitar
Elton on piano, vocals




More images and setlist after the jump...

Sunday, November 12, 2017

An Evening with Chris Robinson Brotherhood


 Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Hartford, CT - - Saturday, November 4, 2017

Article and  Photographic images created by Conall O'Brien. 
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The scent of nag champa emulating from possible dust clouds set the stage for an evening with Chris Robinson Brotherhood.  

A crowd of mostly mesmerized folks dropped into Infinity Hall in downtown Hartford, CT to catch The Chris Robinson Brotherhood on their seemingly never ending fall/winter/spring tour. 

Infinity Music Hall and Bistro is a favorite spot for those who have visited, and on this Saturday the fans were both energized and primed for some psychedelic folk blues from Northern California's The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (CRB).


CRB Band Members
Chris Robinson vocals, guitar
Neal Casal lead guitar
Adam MacDougall keyboardist
Jeff Hill bass guitar
Tony Leone drums

Set list after the jump...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Hardley Strictly Bluegrass 17


Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Ca.
Photos and Review By Joseph F. Carney III, EarthMusic Photography

On a cool fall morning, the city streets are alive with music fans headed from every direction towards Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park for the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. As folks move into the beautiful park, it becomes apparent that this is no ordinary festival. The first thing you notice is the diversity in the crowd, Everyone is here. All coming together in this the 50th Anniversary of the Summer Of Love, to witness Warren Hellman's dream of having a free bluegrass festival in San Francisco.
Nestled in the trees and fields, a weekend crowd of around 750,000 music fans moved smoothly, had picnics, sipped wine, played frisbee, and danced amongst the flags, totems and bubbles. 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Magpie Salute Jams In Northern Florida

October 29, 2017


The Florida Theatre
Jacksonville, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

Jam-band rockers The Magpie Salute cruised into Jacksonville on a cool, crisp Florida day and took over East Forsyth Street with their two mammoth tour buses. Members and road crew were in and out of the buses all afternoon into the evening, which was great fun for fans on the street (this one included). The casual appearance of Rich Robinson chatting outside of his bus in front of the fabulous Florida Theatre was a warm, inviting vision indeed. Following the demise of The Black Crowes in early 2015 after co-founding brothers Rich and Chris Robinson parted ways, Rich moved forward rapidly to assemble a superior lineup of musicians including guitarist Marc Ford, bassist Sven Pipien, keyboardist Eddie Harsch and backup vocalist Charity White, all former Crowes members. (Tragically, Harsch passed away just as The Magpie Salute was starting to take off.) Rounding out the ensemble are guitarist Nico Bereciartua, drummer Joe Magistro, newly added keyboardist Nick Rosen and lead singer John Hogg, who injects his own unique spin into the Chris Robinson sound, as well as backup vocalists Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen. With their self-titled debut record dropping earlier this year, the 10-piece collective has been touring steadily and offering a different set list at each show. Digging deep into the BC catalog and also opting for covers as well as material from individual ventures, this group knows how to mix it up and get it done right. What a treat it was to hear Robinson and Ford once again trade tasty licks with their dueling axes.



Saturday, August 19, 2017

Emi Sunshine Releases new CD "Ragged Dreams"

August 19, 2017
Nashville, TN

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

Emi Sunshine marks a new milestone this week with the release of her new CD “Ragged Dreams”. She performed twice at 3rd and Lindsley to celebrate, once in a WMOT “Roots” radio special and another in a special CD release show. This recording is her best yet, revealing the increased sophistication she shows in her musical journey.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

An Evening with Clutch - Psychic Warfare


 Maine State Pier, Portland, ME - - July 25, 2017

Article and  Photographic images created by Conall O'Brien. 
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Neil Fallon: Vocals

Enduring road dogs Clutch, based out of Maryland and comprised of band members Neil Fallon, Tim Sult, Dan Maines, and Jean-Paul Gaster came up to Portland, ME to open for Les Claypool's  band Primus. 

Clutch's latest release - their 11th studio album titled  "Psychic Warfare" was to a certain degree a conceptual album inspired by science fiction author Philip K. Dick. Tracks performed this evening from the album "Psychic Warfare" included (among others) Firebirds, and X Ray Visions.

Complete set list after the jump...




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