Sunday, December 20, 2015

John McEuen's Birthday party

Dec. 20, 2015
Nashville, TN

Photos By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
Review by Craig Havighurst (by permission) of Music City Roots

I was privileged to attend and photograph John McCuen's 70th birthday party show held at Music City Roots. Normally I would write my own review but Craig Havighurst's from his Roots blog was so good that I asked for and received permission to reprint it below. There is a link to the original Music City Roots blog which I encourage all to check out now and for future shows.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Tennessee Jedi's in Alabama or Stolen Faces take Orange Beach

November 29, 2015
Orange Beach, AL.

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

The Stolen Faces made a short but sweet Thanksgiving tour and ended up doing one more Saturday night at the Flying Harpoon in Orange Beach, AL.
Nashville's premier “Dead” cover band was warmly welcomed back to Orange Beach's coolest bar where even the dog had dreads.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Jack Pearson Trio with Jonell Mosser

November 28, 2015
Music City USA (Nashville, TN)

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

During this show at Third and Lindsley Pat Bergeson, one of Nashville's great guitar players, who was sitting in playing harmonica, called Jack Pearson “the greatest”. Jack, in his humble unassuming way, just smiled at the compliment, handed Pat his new white Fender, and asked Pat to play one for the folks.

Modest Mouse Rocks Seattle

Modest Mouse played a private party to a small crowd in their hometown of Seattle. They played for several hours and sounded fantastic. This is one hell of a live band!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thankful the Music never stopped...Dead and Co.

November 26, 2015
Music City USA (Nashville, TN)

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

It's Thanksgiving Day and I am Grateful. It's been 20 years since Jerry died and yet I just saw and photographed a band that had me dancing like I was still a 16 year old kid at the old Filmore. While the Grateful Dead as we knew ceased to exist that sad day in August, 1995, the remaining members have kept the music alive for us. Furthur, The Dead, The Other Ones, Ratdog, Phil and friends, The Rythem Devils, Billy and the Kids, The Mickey Hart Band, and now Dead and Co.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Daphne and The Mystery Machines CD release party at Skyville

November 25, 2015

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

Daphne and the Mystery Machines threw a party at Skyville in Nashville to celebrate their CD release. A unique blend of musical styles with songs written by Daphne Culver, Jenn Palmer, and Ivy Palmer this CD is a Tour De Force that you cannot stop listening to.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Puscifer at Taft Theater

Puscifer played to a sold out crowd at the Taft Theater on Friday night. Puscifer is the side project band of Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Perfect Circle). The evening started with a full-on wrestling match with lots of professional wrestlers on stage with a full arena set-up. Then Maynard and Carina Round came into the arena to perform a full set of Puscifer's best material. The crowd was in for a great show and lots of loyal fans packed the seats.

Images by Doug Siegel

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds put on another great performance at The Taft Theater last Thursday night. This Brooklyn based band is super tight and blends a mix of soul, funk, rock and overall great music. Arleigh literally has one of the strongest voices on tour these days. Check them out on tour as this band is only getting better and better.

Images by Doug Siegel


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Emi Sunshine's star shines brighter at Sam's Place!!

Nov. 11, 2015

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

Emi made her debut at Sam's Place, Music for the Spirit, hosted by Steven Curtis Chapman at the Ryman Auditorium. If an artist's star shines from the goodness in their heart then the artists she shared the stage with that night are the brightest stars of all.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Annie Sellick and the Hot Club

October 26, 2015

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

Nashville, TN... AKA Music City, USA is best known for the being the epicenter of Country Music. But there is so much more to see/hear here. A prime example is Annie Sellick and the Hot Club.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Chris Robinson Brotherhood at 3rd and Lindsley Nashville

Oct. 12, 2015
Nashville, TN

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

The “CRB” recently stopped in Nashville on their “Phosphorescent Harvest” tour. By all comments from the crowd it ranged from “Epic” to “Amazing”...all agreed “Never miss a Tuesday show”.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Arlo Guthrie at the Nashville City Winery

Oct. 7, 2015
Nashville (Music City) USA

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

 Arlo Guthrie recently graced the stage of Nashville's Music City Winery for a sold out 3 night run starting the 2nd leg of the 50th anniversary Alice's Restaurant tour.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Emi brings the Sunshine to the Pilgrimage

Oct. 1, 2015
Nashville, TN

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

It had rained on Saturday, the opening day of the Pilgrimage festival. Sunday threatened rain as well and it actually started early afternoon. But as the time drew near for Emi to start the rain stopped, the clouds parted, and the Sunshine appeared.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Joe Walsh at The Taft Theater

Joe Walsh played The Taft Theater on September 21, 2015. He played several of his own tunes and some Eagles/James Gang material as well. (Soundboard Shoot)

Images by Doug Siegel

Monday, September 21, 2015

Van Halen 2015 Tour with David Lee Roth

Van Halen and Kenny Wayne Sheppard Band played an energetic show with all of their classics last week at Riverbend Music Center. Van Halen consists of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen and Wolfgang Van Halen. I hadn't seen Van Halen since the early 90's but they sounded very youthful and pulled off all of their hits with grace. It was also a treat to have Stevie Ray Vaughn's ex-drummer playing for KWS Band!

Images by Doug Siegel

Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie and Twin Shadow played Riverbend this weekend to closeout the 2015 concert season at Riverbend. The band played a few of their best songs off of every album to date. Ben Gibbard and the band sounded good and played for almost two hours. Check out tour info at

Images by Doug Siegel

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Preview coverage of The Page Farm's 4th Annual Autumn Equinox Music & Arts Festival

Photographic images created by Conall O'Brien. 
Review excerpts by Craig Venzke.
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A look ahead to the upcoming 4th Annual Autumn Equinox Music & Arts Festival to be held September 25 & 26, 2015 in Croyden, New Hampshire.

Let's go back in time to revisit the last festival of summer, held in late September 2014 at The Page Farm - a spacious, well-tended outdoor venue just a stones throw from the Vermont border.

The Page Farm is located on 70 acres of open fields and wooded trails in a quiet corner of the Lake Sunapee region of New Hampshire.
More after the jump...

Saturday, September 12, 2015

“Keep on Growing”- The Bobby and Coco Carmel Whitlock Tour

September 12, 2015
Memphis, TN

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

Bobby Whitlock and Coco Carmel Whitlock opened up their “Just Us/The Guitar Players” tour at Kris Kourdouvelis' “The Warehouse” in Memphis last night. As the tour title suggests, it was just Bobby and Coco joined by local guitarist Josh Roberts.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Get Ready for Lock'n 2015

Phil Lesh
Phil Lesh
The second weekend of September will truly be an exciting spectacle in central Virginia.  The rural town of Arrington will be turned into a rockin' festival of epic proportions when the annual Lock’n festival returns for a four day celebration of musical improvisation and collaboration.

Blues Traveler & Motherfolk at Bogart's

Blues Traveler and Motherfolk played at Bogart's last week. Blues Traveler played old school songs off of the first album and Travelers and Thieves, and several covers that the audience have never heard them perform, as the covers are exclusive to this tour and are on their new album, Blow Up the Moon. It was a nostalgic evening for most of us in the crowd and I forgot how good Blue Traveler is live. The last time I saw Traveler at Bogart's was in 1992 with the Spin Doctors and The Aquarium Rescue Unit...(Lighting was quite dark w lots of red/blue at this show)

Images by Doug Siegel

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Chicago & Earth, Wind and Fire Take the Stage Together for an All-Star Performance

Chicago joined forces with their touring mates Earth, Wind and Fire last night at Riverbend Music Center. Needless to say, there were a lot of people on one stage but they sounded very tight, like they have been doing this together for years. Chicago is only second to The Beach Boys in Billboard singles and album chart success in the music industry, which gives the band some serious clout. Riverbend was packed with loyal fans of both bands.

Images by Doug Siegel

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson End Their Tour at Riverbend

The Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson ended their summer tour at Riverbend Music Center. The Smashing Pumpkins played just about all of their best tunes off of every album since Gish. Marilyn was up to the typical Manson stage theatrics and rants. (We only got 2 minutes to shoot Manson and crazy lighting strobes for Pumpkins)

Images by Doug Siegel

Warren Haynes with Railroad Earth at PNC Pavilion

Warren Haynes is currently touring with Railroad Earth. Railroad played their own set and then stayed on stage to play an entire set with Warren Haynes. They played a number of originals and covers on a balmy August night at PNC Pavilion.

Images by Doug Siegel

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Incubus & Deftones At Riverbend Music Center

I haven't seen Incubus in 15 years but they sounded as good as they did back in the day. Both bands played full sets of all of their classics. Brandon Boyd and Chino Moreno still have the energy that it takes to front a band and perform well in front of 10,000 people. Check their tour dates at

Images by Doug Siegel

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Broadside Sails Through Ringgold, Georgia

Broadside is a five piece band from Richmond, Virginia consisting of Ollie (lead vocals), Dorian (guitar / vocals), Niles (guitar), Josh (bass), and Andrew (drums). They released a new album on May 19th titled Old Bones, which is their first album with Victory Records.

Monday, July 27, 2015

SteelDrivers rock the Ryman!!

July 27, 2015

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

The SteelDrivers took the stage at the Ryman Auditorium July 23rd as part of the “Bluegrass Nights” series. Hot from the success of their new album “The Muscle Shoals Recordings” on Rounder records which debuted on the Billboard Bluegrass chart at #1 they are not your ordinary Bluegrass band.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Widespread Panic and My Morning Jacket Close Out Nights Two and Three at Forecastle Festival

It was another great year of music in Louisville at the Forecastle Festival. Just starting to sort through thousands of photos from this year's festival and am working backwards, putting Widespread Panic and MMJ as the first bands edited. More to come from Forecastle 2015.

Images by Doug Siegel

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Neil Young with The Band of Horses Down By The River

Neil Young played an amazing show at Riverbend Music Center with The Band of Horses. The Band of Horses opened the show with all of their hits, then Neil Young took stage. Young's farmer girls started planting pots and throwing corn all over the stage. While this was going on, Neil came out of the dark over to his piano and immediately went into "After the Gold Rush", "Heart of Gold" into "Old Man." He started out with an acoustic set and then started tearing the place to shreds with The Promise of the Real. They played just about every song the crowd wanted to hear. About mid-set he started into a story about the history of the event at Kent State and the song "Ohio" and then played a 17 minute version of the classic masterpiece. The crowd chanted "forgetting Ohio" at the end. He then looked back at the mighty Ohio River and went into a very rocking version of "Down by the River."

Neal made two things abundantly clear, he still has "it" and he really hates Monsanto/GMO's. Most of his new songs are about his protest to Monsanto and GMO's. I was backstage with a friend from the Band of Horses and he said,  "I haven't had too many conversations with Neil that weren't serious and meaningful about something that matters." I had a few minutes of Neil's time and he was very intense and basically was getting his back into his living with his thoughts and actions. He then directed me to all of his petitions of matters of the heart to him, I of course agreed with his causes and signed away. I have two shots going onto NeilYoung(dot)com this week, check out his site and see if he is coming to a venue near you...

Images by Doug Siegel

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Music Never Stopped...Thievery Corporation & Beats Antique At Grateful Dead's 50th Anniversary-Fare Thee Well Extravaganza

Thievery Corporation & Beats Antique played for a full house at the Aragon Theater in downtown Chicago for the Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well weekend. They played several originals and mixed in about 20 Grateful Dead songs including The Other One, China Cat, Eyes of the World, Scarlet, Fire, etc. There were musician and celebrity sightings at this performance and the crowd was in the groove all night. This weekend was the most fun we have had in a long time and will be ingrained into our souls forever. We got the chance to catch all the Soldier Field Dead shows with Trey Anastasio. More photos to come of this spectacular weekend.

Images by Doug Siegel


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Red, Whitey, and Blues, a 4th of July Tribute to B.B. King

July 5, 2015

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

3rd and Lindsley hosted an incredible night of music this 4th of July. The Jack Pearson's trio, along with Lee Roy Parnell and Whitey Johnson (AKA Gary Nicholson) headlined a tribute to B.B. King.  

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Nashville”s own GD50 show, New Riders, Jessie McReynolds ,and Captain Midnight

July 2, 2015

Story By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
Photos By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo(with one exception)

Nashville City Winery was kind enough to host a GD50 show of their own before the main event featuring the New Riders of the Purple Sage.. Before headed up to Chicago to do their “psychedelic last supper” show the New Riders of the Purple Sage played a show in Nashville which featured 3 generations of Grateful Dead influenced musicians.

 David Nelson and Jesse McReynolds

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Heartless Bastards Come Home to The Woodward Theater

The Heartless Bastards played a two night run at The Woodward Theater last Thursday and Friday night. The band is on tour promoting their new album Restless Ones. The band sounded better than ever and are becoming one of Austin's big performers. Erika belted out all the classics and many new tracks. The HB's are on their way out west to play Pickathon in Portland, OR and then continue the tour down south.

Images by Doug Siegel

Tedeschi Trucks with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings at PNC Pavillion

Tedeschi Trucks put on a great night of music for a near sold out crowd. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings brought a lot of energy to the evening as well and had the audience up out of their seats and groovin. Check them out on their summer tour and at several great festivals including Lockin.

Images by Doug Siegel

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Warren Haynes Grand Ole Opry Debut

June 28, 2015

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

Warren Haynes and Railroad Earth made their Grand Ole Opry debut Saturday night. On tour promoting the new release “Ashes and Dust” they made the Opry, the home of Country/Americana Music, one of their stops.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Jack Pearson Trio at 3rd and Lindsey

June 25, 2015

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

It was the worst Nashville winter in years and as the Jack Pearson Trio began to play it was snowing again. Mayor Dean had urged everyone to stay off the roads that night but for Jack's loyal fans that meant nothing.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My Morning Jacket's Two Night Run at The Palace

Jacket is on tour again promoting their new album, The Waterfall. They played a great set last night at The Palace, which is one of the coolest venues in the country as far as visual aesthetics and great sound. Floating Action opened the show and put on a great performance. They play another show at The Palace tonight which will have several surprises in store, according to Jim James. I got to shoot directly for the band last night, which was exciting as I think they are one of the top touring live bands in the world. Check out Jacket on their US Tour or many festivals. MMJ will headline Forecastle this year, which I will be working. They have also already sold out their Red Rocks Amphitheater show. Check out more info about them and some of my tour photos of MMJ at

Images by Doug Siegel

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hozier with Dawes at The Horseshoe

Multi-Grammy award winning Hozier played with Dawes at The Horseshoe this week. Hozier has been on a non-stop World Tour with their winning album and song "Take Me To Church." I didn't know what to expect from this young Irish band but they sounded good and had the place sold out! They are all in their early 20's and finding success very quickly. Dawes played a great show as usual and definitely had a solid fan base there for them as well.

Images by Doug Siegel


Gogol Bordello with Flogging Molly at PNC Pavillion

Gogol Bordello and Flogging Molly know how to throw one hell of an energetic show. Both bands played hour and a half sets to a dedicated crowd of loyal followers. Check them out on their world tour.

Images by Doug Siegel

The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs played a fabulous pre-Bonnaroo show at the Madison Theater. The band is promoting their new album, Lost in the Dream, which is one of the best albums of the year. The War on Drugs are gaining huge momentum as a band. They continue their tour after Bonnaroo playing the east coast and then onto Europe to play Rokslide Festival and many others.

Images by Doug Siegel

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

“Fathers and Sons”....Michael and Dylan McDonald at the Ryman

June 17, 2015

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

The famous Muddy Waters album (that album cover says it all) seemed to fit the spirit of the show Michael and Dylan McDonald played at the Ryman Auditorium recently. You can see and hear the influence of Michael's legacy on his son Dylan's music but Dylan has forged a style that is uniquely his own.....(read more)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Emi Sunshine steals another!!!!

June 12, 2015

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

Emi made her debut at Music City Roots and true to form...stole another show. The headliner even made a comment about not wanting to follow an act like Emi.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Rob Zombie at Riverbend Music Center

Rob Zombie brought his tour to Riverbend Music Center last night. This guy definitely knows how to throw a rock show. Rob is touring throughout the country while also making horror films (31), directing film, and writing screenplays.

Images by Doug Siegel

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jackie Greene and San Fran....”They Love Each Other”

June 9, 2015

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

Jackie Greene and his new band (Nathan Verus Dale on guitar, Fitz Harris on drums, Brian Filosa on bass) played to a packed house at the Great American Music Hall recently. The audience was more than ready for some Jackie love and returned it 10 fold.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Billy Idol 'Kings & Queens of The Underground Tour 2015'

 Maine State Pier, PORTLAND, ME - - June 4, 2015

Article and  Photographic images created by Conall O'Brien. 
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Billy Idol performing on The Maine State Pier

     1970-80’s punk rocker/ hit maker Billy Idol  returns to Portland, Maine in support of his October 2014 release, “Kings and Queens of the Underground”. 

     The Wild man of Rock n' Roll pulled out all the stops for his adoring fanbase who raged down on the waterfront on a relatively cool June evening – right on time at 7 PM and shortly before the close of day yellow-golden sun.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The 11th Annual Nelsonville Music Festival

The 11th Annual Nelsonville Music Festival was a great success last weekend. This festival was very intimate compared to some of the larger music festivals I have covered over the years. Located in the scenic Hocking Hills of Southeast Ohio near Athens, the festival had it all; a river running trough it, great camping location, a great recycling program, local vendors, local beer (Jackie O's), a mellow-respectful crowd, kid friendly, great bands, yoga events, daily nature hikes, fun late night dj tent, and an overall great experience. Some of the bands on the lineup included The Flaming Lips, Merle Haggard, St. Vincent, Brandi Carlisle, Trampled by Turtles, Built to Spill, Mavis Staples, The Black Lips, Lucero, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Budos Band, Natural Child, Bummer, Moon Hooch, Oblivians, San Fermin, Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire), Good English, Ben Sollee, and many more. I didn't get to cover the entire festival due to previous engagements but will make sure to next year. Please check out for more information on the festival.

Images by Doug Siegel

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Golden Gate Wingmen at Crystal Bay Nevada

Crystal Bay, Nevada
May, 31, 2015
Story by Butch Worrell
Photos by Butch Worrell

More than a concert, it was a party! A birthday party for Lisa Tarigo and Owen Rosenberg.
The Golden Gate Wingmen.....John Kadlecik, Jeff Chimenti, Reed Mathis, and Jay Lane played their hearts out and had the crowd dancing and spinning all night long. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Pixies 2015 Tour

The Pixies played a classic performance at The Shoe on Friday night. Frank Black and the crew still play a great show and dazzled a crowd of loyal fans. They played most of their popular songs combined with unexpected rare tracks. Check The Pixies tour and Indie Cindy out at Pixiesmusic(dot)com. Pixies are also going to tour with Robert Plant as their opener for a series of upcoming dates.

Images by Doug Siegel


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Benefit for Nepal at City Winery Nashville

May 17, 2015
Music City USA

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

In true Nashville community Fashion-Jim Lauderdale, Keb Mo, Jack Pearson, John Oates, Phil Keaggy, fans, and friends came together at the Nashville City Winery for a show benefiting the Earthquake victims of Nepal.


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Stolen Faces with Annie Selleck

Nashville, TN
May 10,2015

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

In the shadow of the Hard Rock Cafe and Nashville's "Bat" Building there is an old Farm supply Company building...Acme Feed and Seed, now converted to one of lower Broadway's coolest venues.
Every month on the first Monday it is "Grateful Monday" and some of the Music City's finest players come together to play the music of the Grateful Dead.

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