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...




Saturday, July 15, 2017

Why You Can't Miss This Year's Lockn' Festival


Bob Weir Performing at Lock'n Festival
Bob Weir Performing at Lock'n Festival 
We are just over a month away from one of the summer’s top music events anywhere in the country, The Lockn' Festival.  This star-studded event will take place August 24-27 on Infinity Downs Farm located near Arrington, VA.  Since its first event in 2013, Lockn' Festival has continuously raised the bar with its top-notch performances from the biggest bands in the rock n’ roll and jam band scenes.  With no overlapping sets and a focus on musical collaborations between everyone’s favorite performers, promoter Peter Shapiro has virtually guaranteed that the music hungry crowd will take in performances that no other festival can deliver.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A Tribute to Gregg Allman by the Midnight Riders and Channel Cats

July 4th, 2017
Nashville, TN

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

Gregg Allman will always be one of the Giants of American Music. His passing leaves a hole in our Music and our hearts. Yet in paying tribute to him by performing his music we keep his memory alive. Recently the Midnight Riders and the Channel Cats performed to a sold out show at Nashville's 3rd and Lindsley in memoriam to Gregg.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sean Chambers Rocks The House in South Florida

June 17, 2017


Terra Fermata
Stuart, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

Sean Chambers is one of today's most talented bluesmen on the music scene, and he is the real deal. Co-mingling his original compositions with covers from classic blues icons, Chambers' deep, gravelly tones and smooth, tasteful guitar licks offer one hell of a killer live show. The Florida native has been influenced by and compared to everyone from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Gary Moore, and he lives up to those comparisons. Chambers and the band took the stage at 7:10pm on a sweltering night in South Florida, and the only thing hotter than the weather was the music. Backed by an incredibly tight band of seasoned pros including bassist Todd Cook, keys/Hammond B3 player Michael "The Professor" Hensley and former drummer Paul Broderick sitting in for current drummer Kris Schnebelen, the house was indeed a-rockin' at Terra Fermata for two blistering sets of bad-ass blues. See the end of this article for links to the full set of photos from Rock Legends Photographers and live footage from this show, as well as a link to my Ink 19 review of Chambers' latest release, Trouble & Whiskey, which is currently #7 on the Living Blues charts and a must-have for every blues fan. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Jack Pearson's Birthday Bash

June 20, 2017
Nashville, TN

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

Jack Pearson's Birthday Bash at 3rd and Lindsley this year was perhaps the best ever. Jack loves to play (a waitress remarked “he would play all night if we let him”) and nothing makes him happier when his friends turn out to jam with him. This year's friends included Tommy Emmanuel, Shaun Murphy, Moe Denham, Dave Duncan, Ruth Ann Conley (“Sister Ruth”), Tim Gonzales, Lydia Bain as well as his regulars Charles Treadway on the Hammond and Joshua Hunt on drums.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Chris Robinson Brotherhood West Coast Run

Concert Photos Magazine followed the Chris Robinson Brotherhood's Northern California Tour, Starting in Lake Tahoe, at the Infamous Crystal Bay Casino then Sacramento at the Ace of Spades, and finishing at The Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.
This band is getting hotter by the Minute ! Their sound and vibe brings back memories of Chris's roots music and they brought the houses down one at a time and never failed to give the fans every moment to the fullest. His way of mixing all the genres of music from Psychedelically Infused Gospel to ballads to full out Rock and Roll is danceable and smile inducing, every time.     Suggestion, get out to see them while the intimate venues are still a reality.

Happy Birthday Emi Sunshine

June 8, 2017
Nashville, TN

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

You have touched so many lives with your Sunshine.....You have that special gift of not just your amazing music, but the way you truly bring the sunshine to those that come to hear you. Even your fans are called “Sunshiners”. What an incredible journey you are on. Already a star of the Gran Ole Opry, traveling from coast to coast, an accepted equal of the likes of Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Marty Stuart, and now the belle of the Cannes Film Festival.

 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Tedeschi Trucks Band: A Hometown Inaugural Concert Honoring Gregg Allman

May 27, 2017

EverBank Field
Daily's Place Amphitheater

Jacksonville, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

“Hello Jacksonville! Are we ready to party?” Jacksonville Jaguars' owner Shad Khan was all smiles introducing hometown darlings, Tedeschi Trucks Band, as they rolled into town on their "Wheels of Soul" 2017 Tour and kicked off the inaugural concert at the new EverBank Field amphitheater, Daily's Place. The beautiful new venue is adjacent to the football stadium and in fact opens right onto it on an upper level. While construction is not quite complete and several finishing touches need to be done, it was certainly ready enough for opening night, and what a night it was. Fronted by husband/wife dynamic duo Derek Trucks (nephew of the late Butch Trucks and 15-year member of The Allman Brothers Band) and Susan Tedeschi, the 12-member ensemble delivered a bittersweet performance as the news of Gregg Allman's passing earlier in the day cast a dark, emotional shadow over the jam band crowd. But hearing TTB open the show with “Ain't Wastin' Time No More,” a song written by Allman and recorded by The Allman Brothers Band shortly after the 1971 passing of his brother, Duane Allman, the fans got their much needed catharsis through the appropriately chosen homage, and a collective weight was somewhat lifted from the atmosphere. The show, as they say, must go on, and indeed it did.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

“Dedicated to Gregg Allman” Jack Pearson May 30th Show

May 31, 2017
Nashville, TN

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

As is befitting to someone who's contribution to the world of music is so great, there will surely be many “tribute Shows” to Gregg Allman in the near future. Jack Pearson turned his regularly scheduled monthly show at 3rd and Lindsley into one when he stepped up to the microphone and dedicated his show to Gregg. The first song, very appropriately, was Jack's “My Old Friend”.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Grand Funk Railroad in Cocoa, Florida

May 7, 2017


Riverfront Park
Cocoa, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

Grand Funk Railroad headlined a picture-perfect Sunday festival at historic Cocoa Village, Florida's Riverfront Park, presented by the Cocoa Rotary Foundation to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. The tunes were cranking, the beer was flowing and the crowd was loving every minute of it. Multiple boats were anchored in the river, taking advantage of the gorgeous weather and the epic music from the iconic band, which still includes founding members Don Brewer (drums/vocals) and Mel Schacher (bass) as well as Max Carl (guitar/harp/vocals, formerly of 38 Special), Bruce Kulick (guitar/vocals, formerly of Kiss) and Tim Cashion (keys/vocals).



Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wanee Music Festival 2017 Overview: A Tribute to Butch Trucks

April 21 and 22, 2017

Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park
Live Oak, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

The pilgrimage to Wanee Music Festival has become a sacred tradition for thousands of people since the inaugural 2005 event at the Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. Founded by Gregg Allman and the late Butch Trucks, fans from ALL walks of life converge on the magical, mystical park and enjoy several days of reefer-hazed, alcohol-soaked friendship, fun and of course, MUSIC. Because music is, unequivocally, the universal language, and the jam-based live entertainment at Wanee was the heart and soul of Butch Trucks. So it was only fitting that the event was a tribute to and celebration of the man, the myth, the legend, Mr. Claude Hudson “Butch” Trucks.



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Jonny Lang at The Plaza Live

April 25, 2017

The Plaza Live
Orlando, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

Johnny Lang's performance at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida turned a humdrum Tuesday night into anything but ordinary, as he rocked the packed house with his unique brand of blues-soaked Christian rock. I have been fortunate to photograph and review many of Lang's productions, but there was something distinctly special about this one. Lang hammed it up for the camera, which was an added bonus indeed. With his gritty vocals and mad guitar skills, Lang has put forth quality presentations over the years, with a faithful fan base flocking to his shows. I felt privileged to be among them. Backed by stellar guitarist Court Clement, drummer Barry Alexander, bassist James Anton and keys player Michael B. Hicks (recently supporting Keb' Mo'), the high-energy, guitar-driven event cranked out for a full two hours.



Sunday, April 30, 2017

Resonance:Reconstructed

Resonance Music and Arts Festival is a festival put on by the crew from Essential Productions next September. The warm up to Resonance Festival took place this weekend with Papadosio, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and Strange Mechanics. All three bands played to a sold out crowd at the Madison Theater in a warm up for next weeks performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Papadosio and Pigeons are on the rise and we are always impressed that these bands get better with every performance. Keep an eye on your schedule as they are sure to play a show or fest near you. Check out Resonance Festival next September in Thornville.

Images by Doug Siegel
www.dougsiegelphotography.carbonmade.com
www.flickr.com/photos/doug_siegel_photography/

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Explosions In The Sky at Bogart's

Explosions In The Sky play an epic live show. They graced Bogart's on Tuesday night to a crowded house. This was EITS's first trip to Cincinnati and it is evident that they have a loyal fan base. I had only seen EITS once at a large festival in California, but they sounded amazing in a 1500 capacity size venue. Check these guys from Austin, Texas out if you get the chance. EITS are a live act not to be missed.

Images by Doug Siegel
www.dougsiegelphotography.carbonmade.com


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Buddy Guy at St. Augustine Amphitheatre

April 9, 2017

St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

Iconic Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy thrilled fans in St. Augustine, Florida at the sensational St. Augustine Amphitheatre, performing with his usual showmanship. Looking and sounding stronger than ever, Guy played an 80-minute set of killer blues that rocked the socks off the crowd. Amid the polka dots and f-bombs, witty banter and guitar tricks, Guy made it look effortless and thoroughly enjoyable, even after all these years of shows. If you have the opportunity to attend a Buddy Guy show in your area, make it a priority. They broke the mold with him, and it just doesn't get any better.



Monday, April 17, 2017

Tinsley Ellis at Terra Fermata

April 15, 2017

Terra Fermata
Stuart, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

It's indeed a thrill when Tinsley Ellis embarks on a short tour of his native Florida, and when one of his stops is at Terra Fermata, it's even better. Backed by bassist Jonathan Holland and drummer Erik Kaszynski, the bluesman wowed the packed house with his ultra-smooth guitar licks and seasoned songwriting skills. He has an uncanny way of making eye contact with the audience that is rare in most musicians but quite appealing. The 100-minute set was over in the blink of an eye and was chock full of Ellis originals and a few covers. Fans were treated to three guitar appearances in the evening rotation: a 1967 Gibson ES-345 (affectionately named "Big Dog"), a 1959 Rosewood Fender Stratocaster and a 1982 Gibson Moderne reissue used for slide, and oh, how he made them sing!



Tauk with Peridoni at The Madison Theater

Tauk played The Madison Theater with Peridoni this weekend and rocked the stage. These two bands have had a lot of good momentum this and are playing several festivals this spring and fall. This show was moved from Madison Live to the Madison Theater as there was a great turn out. Check out their schedule at www(dot)taukband(dot)com.

Images by Doug Siegel
www.dougsiegelphotography.carbonmade.com

 

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Rides at St. Augustine Amphitheatre

April 9, 2017
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

One of the huge perks of living in Florida is the plethora of quality entertainment offered year-round at various outdoor venues throughout the state. The beautiful St. Augustine Amphitheatre, with its accommodating staff and welcoming vibe, played host to The Rides and Buddy Guy at an event that flowed like a well-oiled machine. The weather was pristine, the music was stellar and the crowd was spectacular. 


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Nashville Jazz Orchestra with Annie Sellick


March 28, 2017
Nashville City Winery
Nashville, TN

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

One of the great things about Nashville City Winery is the way they showcase all musical genres. In this case the Nashville Jazz Orchestra led by Jim Williamson with the incomparable Annie Sellick on vocals.
 


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
www.dougsiegelphotography.carbonmade.com


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 Asheville.com 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
www.dougsiegelphotography.carbonmade.com

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.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

A Weekend with the Bruce Katz Band


February 25th and 26th
By Michael Yanko and Michelle Wilson

Some bands are so good that you just cannot get enough of them, and for us, the Bruce Katz Band is definitely one of them! With keys master Bruce Katz tickling the ivories, Chris Vitarello playing ultra clean guitar licks and belting out strong, smooth vocals, and Ray Hangen banging out precise drum beats, this power blues/rock/jazz trio thrilled the crowds everywhere we went. Katz (Blues Hall of Fame Inductee 2013) has performed with the likes of the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman, John Hammond, Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters and Delbert McClinton, to name a few. In addition to playing with Katz, Vitarello (Blues Hall of Fame Inductee 2013) also has collaborated with the late Jimmy McGriff, Tad Robinson and Floyd Miles, in addition to many others, and is a member of the Chris O’Leary Band. Hangen (2010 Buffalo Music Award for Best Blues Drummer) has played with The Blues Hounds and Brandon Santini.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

JD & The Straight Shot

By Michael Yanko 
for Concert Photos Magazine

Live at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL 1-24-17

When you are selected to be the opening act for a sold out Don Henley concert you have to be doing something right!

The band represents a combination of blues, rock, Americana, country, and bluegrass.

The acoustic set by JD & The Straight Shot was very entertaining and they did a great job warming up the crowd.  JD (James Dolan, yes, THAT James Dolan) was very personable, and what little he may have lacked in vocal skills he more than made up for through rapport with the crowd and an excellent supporting band.  JD wonderfully explained the history and/or meaning of each song and the crowd really seemed to be very responsive to his banter. The band has recorded 6 albums and performed a nice mix of a few older originals and songs off their new album “Ballyhoo.” 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Bob Weir Plays with The National at MusicNow Festival

Bob Weir played his Fireside Tour last week with The National at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati. This was truly a special night of music with two phenomenal bands playing together in unison. The place was sold out and the crowd was very pumped for a great night of music. MusicNow has become a great festival with rare performances. Tonight was no exception. Some highlights included Not Fade Away, Eyes of the World, Darkstar, Cassidy, and a Ripple Encore.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Lumineers World Tour at US Bank Arena with Andrew Bird and Margaret Glaspy

The Lumineers are on their "Cleopatra World Tour" that made a stop at US Bank Arena last night. The openers were Margaret Glaspy followed by Andrew Bird. Last night was sold out. All three bands put on quite a performance. I haven't seen Andrew Bird or The Lumineers in several years and I was completely blown away. The band had great energy from start to encore. The Lumineers went into the middle of the arena and played on a riser above the crowd which seemed more intimate than just playing on the front stage. I didn't know the Lumineers had such a following, until last evening as the crowd was into every song that was performed. The band leaves here to play a few shows at Madison Square Gardens. Check out the Lumineers and Andrew Bird Tour at www(dot)thelumineers(dot)com.

Images by Doug Siegel
www.dougsiegelphotography.carbonmade.com


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Carrying the torch, Tedeschi Trucks and Jack Pearson

Jan. 29, 2017
Nashville, TN

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

With the passing of Butch Trucks another link to the music of the Allman Brothers band is gone. Yet the music does live on as was shown recently at the Tivoli Theater in Chattanooga. There the Tedeschi Trucks band and the Jack Pearson Trio delivered a show that demonstrated that the torch has been passed to very capable hands.
 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Butch Trucks, a freight train rolling down the Tracks

Jan. 26, 2017
Nashville, TN

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

It was just about a year ago when Butch Trucks brought his “Freight Train” to Nashville City Winery. One of the top Rock drummers ever, Butch was happiest driving the beat. An original Allman brother, his skill and passion on the drums helped make the ABB what it was. When they finally closed down Butch just had to keep going. And just one band was not enough.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Star Trifecta at City Wineries Bonaparte's benefit

Jan. 25, 2017
Nashville, TN

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

When news hit that the Nashville City Winery was hosting a Bonaparte's Retreat benefit featuring EmmyLou Harris and John Prine it was an instant sell out. Two of Music City's biggest stars together up close and personal...how much better can you get? Well, you could have Sheryl Crow come out and sit in for most of the show, that's how much better you can get.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Joe Russo's Almost Dead at the Ryman

Jan. 14, 2017
Nashville, TN

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

Joe Russo's Almost Dead (or JRAD) made their first visit to the Ryman Auditorium and proceeded to”tear this old building down” in true deadhead fashion. JRAD, a self confessed “Dead” cover band, consists of Joe Russo , Marco Benevento, Dave Dreiwitz, Scott Metzger, and Tom Hamilton and were joined by Nashville's own Nicole Atkins on vocals.


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Jack Pearson starts off the New Year right

Jan. 8, 2017
Nashville, TN

Story By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
Photos By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo and Bob Seaman

On a cold night in early January the Jack Pearson Trio performed their first show of the new year at Nashville's iconic Station Inn. The first of 3 sets featured Jack solo/acoustic, warming up the crowd for the electric trio sets.


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