Friday, August 5, 2011

Nashville’s first Rex benefit courtesy of Jesse McReynolds

In the past during “Jerry week” one had to leave town to find a musical tribute to Jerry Garcia. But thanks to Jesse McReynolds, Steve Thomas, Shawn Apple, Rod Jansen, and Marty Previt this year all one had to do was truck on down to the Legendary Station Inn for a night of Grate music in honor of Jerry complete with barefoot girls spinning away. Since Jesse announced that the “Wheel” t shirts were being sold for the Rex Foundation that qualifies as a Rex benefit. Along with Jerry tunes such as Loser or Standing on the Moon were some traditional Bluegrass favorites such as Roy Acuff’s Night train to Memphis and some R&R like Chuck Berry’s “Promised Land”. And the “Dark Hollow” closer was just exactly perfect for me. Jesse promised the crowd more nights like this, I know I’m ready.
Butch Worrell

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Trigger Hippy gets HOT!

The Basement was hot that Saturday night. Hottest ticket to have in Nashville. And it proved to have the hottest music in town as Trigger Hippy (Audley Freed, Steve Gorman, Nick Govrik, Jackie Greene, and Joan Osborne) put on an incredible show. Playing/singing their hearts out to the packed house, the sweat was literally flying off Joan as she danced and sang. The AC was so totally overwhelmed, the steamy Southern night for once seemed cool as we exited after the show, knowing we had experienced one of those shows to treasure always. It was a short tour but they promise to be back with more, I hope it’s soon.
Butch Worrell


With a temperature of 102 degrees it made for a hot show more ways than one at The Mann Theater in Philadelphia Pa. There was even excitement in parking lot as a 8 point buck was running through out it. The first set started out with Sittin' On Top of the World. Other highlights of the first set included When I Paint My Masterpiece and The Mighty Quinn.. The second set was stronger than the first set. Shakedown Street, The Women are Smarter, Any Road, Franklins Tower and In The Midnight Hour.

By Don McGurrin

Phil Lesh

Bob Weir

Jeff Chimenti

John Kadlecik

Joe Russo

Jeff Pehrson

Sunshine Becker
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