Saturday, March 2, 2013

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy

By Butch Worrell
     Nashville, TN

 In honor of today’s snow I am finally posting the shots from Robert Plant’s Band of Joy 2 night run at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Flaming Lips Magic at All Good Festival

Wayne Coyne with The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips are known for their delightful on-stage theatrics and crowd engagement.  This was especially the case when they performed for a jam packed audience at the 2012 All Good Music Festival and Campout in Thornville, Ohio.  The Lips started out the show by playing arguably one of their best songs, “Race for the Prize.”  The next two hours would hold numerous other philosophical yet entertaining songs including a cover of Pink Floyd’s “On the Run”.  

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Lacuna Coil, Avatar, Coldville and Sargent Avenue

Lacuna Coil
Sargent Avenue
@The Intersection, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Sunday 02-24-2013 was perfect weather a trip to a concert.

SOJA Stirs Up All Good Festival


Nothing beats a little reggae on a Friday afternoon at All Good Music Festival and Campout.
That’s why it was so pleasing to see SOJA (Soldiers of Jah Army) bring a little poppy roots fusion to the main stage. This high-energy Washington D.C. based band really got the crowd pumped in the warm Ohio sun. The octet knew exactly how to utilize its percussion and horns sections in a way that can get anyone to dance whether they knew the band or not. Topped off by Jacob Hemphill’s lyrics that SOJA’s fans were belting out as he sang, they created the perfect light-hearted medley of ear-pleasing melodies. It seemed as if everyone was in a good mood as the band played their song “Strength to Survive,” which is the title track from their new 2012 album. One of the best things about All Good is their rotating performances on two adjacent main stages, so all sorts of people were able to catch this rockin’ set as they soak up the good vibes from the beautiful festival environment.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby with Branford Marsalis

Bruce Hornsby, Brandford Marsalis and Bob Weir

All Good Festival 2012 was a great year for fans of the Grateful Dead, with many of the surviving original members in attendance to play shows. Although Bob Weir, Phil lesh, and Mickey Hart decided to each do their own thing, it was a magical weekend for deadheads young and old alike. Bob Weir opened up Thursday on the main “Dragon” stage after a short Trampled by Turtles set by coming onstage with Piano virtuoso Bruce Hornsby and Saxophone Legend Branford Marsalis. Both Hornsby and Marsalis played with the Dead in the 90’s, so this was quite an astounding family reunion that all of the fans in the overwhelmingly large crowd could appreciate. 
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