Saturday, December 31, 2016

Tommy Emmanuel Christmas Show at the Franklin Theater

Dec. 31, 2016
Nashville, TN

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

The Franklin Theater was the scene for the final show of the Tommy Emmanuel and friends “Christmas Memories” tour. Tommy Emmanuel, along with fellow “CGP” John Knowles, Pat Bergeson, and Annie Sellick had completed their 2nd holiday tour, celebrating their “Christmas Memories” recording.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Jack Pearson Trio with Pat Bergeson

Dec. 19, 2016
Nashville, TN

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

One of the advantages of living in Nashville (Music City USA) is the unlimited amount of live music to experience. Among the best is the Jack Pearson Trio. With Charles Treadway on the Hammond organ and Joshua Hunt on drums they can produce some amazing music of all genres. Almost every month they play at 3rd and Lindsley where often other world class musicians come sit in. This last month saw Pat Bergeson join in and wow the crowd with his harmonica prowess.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Stolen Faces at The 5 Spot with Annie Sellick

Dec.18, 2016
Nashville, TN

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

The Stolen Faces are not just another Grateful Dead Cover band. As befitting their home in Nashville, TN (Music City USA) their musical expertise makes them the band to which all others strive to be. The core members are Jack Silverman on guitar and Christian Grizzard on bass.  And their sometimes musical partner, Annie Sellick, a vocalist of great standing in her own right, adds a component which takes one back to the best Dead shows of the 70's.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Marcus King Band at 20th Century Theater

The Marcus King Band made an appearance Tuesday night at the 20th Century Theater. Marcus King is a 20 year old guitarist who can play with the best of them, including the legendary Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks. Marcus and his phenomenal band played mostly originals and also broke out a few Allman Brothers covers. Marcus has been traveling the country and playing some international dates of recent. He also played the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam last week in Asheville. I have been seeing Marcus, when I lived in Asheville, since he was 16. There will be no slowing down for Marcus or his band anytime soon. Check him our at marcuskingband (dot) com.

Images by Doug Siegel

Friday, December 2, 2016

Wild Feathers say thanks at Ernest Tubb Records

Dec. 2, 2016

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

The Wild Feathers are celebrating their “Live at the Ryman” record release with a 3 night run at the iconic Ernest Tubb Records in Nashville, TN. The free shows are also a way of saying thanks to their loyal fans. The first night was a great success with the band members Ricky Young, Taylor Burns, Joel King, Ben Dumas and longtime collaborator Brett Moore delivering a fine performance.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Steve Vai at the Bijou Theatre

Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary World Tour

If you like guitar, then you know Steve Vai.  If you like listening to instrumental guitar, then you know "Passion and Warfare."  The album was recorded over a period of several years and released to critical acclaim in 1990, reaching #18 on the Billboard charts.  Fans will finally get to hear the album in its entirety on this 25th anniversary tour.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Jackie Greene at 3rd and Lindsley

Nov. 24, 2016

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

The Jackie Greene band recently made a visit to Nashville at 3rd and Lindsley. Jackie, Nathan Dale, Fitz Harris, and Jon Cornell were joined by Jason Crosby for the show. The Cordova's were the opening act.

Friday, November 4, 2016

The National--Perform a Surprise Show In Washington Park to Support Clinton

The National announced a surprise show Wednesday night in Cincinnati to help promote Clinton's campaign. Cincinnati and Ohio, in general, is where the election can be won or lost. So The National played a show in Washington Park to a big crowd of supporters. The show was opened by local politicians giving brief speeches and Justin Bartha (The Hangover, National Treasure) showing his support for the presidential nominee. The National played a great set of songs and finished with a very powerful Mr. November. Everyone get out and vote!!

Images by Doug Siegel

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Band of Horses at Midpoint Music Festival

Band of Horses played a long set of their best songs at Midpoint Music Festival this year. Midpoint showcased about 60 bands in three days and the Band of Horses set on night three stood out. Upon seeing them at Bonnaroo and Forecastle this year, this show at Midpoint really rocked. The crowd seemed very eager for them to go on and play all of their best tracks from all of their albums, including the new lp Why Are You OK? The band delivered.

Images by Doug Siegel

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Bob Weir brings the Campfire tour to the home of Americana

Oct. 24, 2016
Nashville, TN

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

 Returning to the “Mother Church” of Americana where he had just received a Lifetime Achievement award the month before, Bob performed his “Campfire Tour” show to a sold out show of fans. 
This was the culmination of Bob's 2 day visit to Nashville. Night one was what will be for ever known as a legendary sit in with his “50th Fare Thee Well” band mate Trey at the Phish show. The next day Bob shopped at Carter Vintage Guitars and picked up a Gretsch “Chet Atkins” model #6120. He also stopped in at the famous “clothier” to the stars, Manuel's, shop and picked out a custom blue cowboy shirt, both of which made an appearance at his Ryman Auditorium show that night.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Chris Robinson at 20th Century Theater

Chris Robinson is on tour and made a stop to the 20th Century Theater last week. They played a long set to a very packed room in Cincinnati. CRB has a new album coming out next week entitled If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home Now. Chris Robinson Brotherhood is touring through the south right now and then on to the northeast and then the west coast to close out 2016. Included in this tour is a Fillmore run in San Francisco. CRB puts on an amazing live show, check them out if they come to a venue near you.

Images by Doug Siegel

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Phish Performs With Special Guest Bob Weir at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville

Phish played two sold out shows at the Ascend Amphitheater in downtown Nashville at the open air venue right on the Cumberland river. The day started out perfect, it was an 82 degree sunny day with loads of Phish and Bob Weir (of the Grateful Dead) fans roaming around Nashville. Bob Weir was set to play Wednesday night at The Ryman Theater. We went to a Phish pre-party for the Tuesday show and a trusted source told me that Bobby is playing most of the second set with Phish tonight. The day just got better. We went down to the sold out venue and it was confirmed that Bob was sitting in tonight. Of all the years I have photographed Phish, this is definitely a rarity. Phish is playing incredible and truly seem to be having a blast being on stage together. I have been seeing Phish since 1992 and am a University of Vermont graduate. So needless to say, I have been seeing this band for a long time and through many stages of the band's history. This year has been a great year to be a Phish fan.

It was quite a week to be in Nashville. We got to see Bob Weir at the Ryman, two superb Phish shows, photographed Adele, and went to a private show at Jack White's Third Man Records. The band's official setlist is as follows: Please note that we were not in the pit with our pro cameras during the second set so Bob Weir shots are just point and shoot shots.
This show featured the Phish debut of Samson and Delilah and Playing in the Band. West L.A. Fadeaway was last played October 6, 2000 (383 shows). Samson and Delilah through Playing in the Band featured Bob Weir on guitar. Weir also sang vocals on Samson and Delilah, Miss You, and West L.A. Fadeaway. The soundcheck's Blues Jam featured a verse of Funky Bitch from Trey and Walking Blues featured Weir on vocals.

Images by Doug Siegel
--Click READ MORE below to see all photos from the performance---

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

KAABOO | Del Mar Fairgrounds | Del Mar, CA | September 16 – 18, 2016

KAABOO | Del Mar Fairgrounds | Del Mar, CA | September 16 – 18, 2016
It was a beautiful Southern California weekend as the weather was perfect for an all outdoor festival. It was the 2nd annual KAABOO and my second time in attendance for this three-day event. There were definitely more options this year than last as KAABOO advertised itself as a high end all sensory experience including good food and spirits, spa like indulgences, music, comedy and art. They even had a swimming pool…..

Monday, October 3, 2016

Bob Weir at the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum's Ford Theater

Oct. 3, 2016
Nashville, TN

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

Bob had come to Nashville to receive the Lifetime Achievement award from the Americana Music Association and also participate in the awards show to honor Merle Haggard by performing “Mama Tried” with Buddy Miller and the Americana “all Star” band. As part of Bob's participation in “Americana” week, the next day Buddy Miller held a question and answer discussion event on “Blue Mountain”, Bob's first new solo album in 30 years, with Bob and Josh Kaufman, his co-producer, that included both playbacks from and live performances.
(see set list photo in photo gallery)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Americana Awards 2016...Bob Weir, George Strait, Dwight Yoakam, Jason Isbell, and many more

September 29th, 2016
Nashville, TN

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

The 2016 Americana Awards show at the Ryman was a true tribute to the music of America. It honored those who have passed on, it honored those still here whose lifetime of music making made them a place among the honorees, and it recognized those rising stars continuing the tradition of making music, Americana Style. Bob Weir, Dwight Yoakam, John McEuen,The Nitty Gritty Dirtband, William Bell, Jason Isbell, Margo Price, George Strait, Jim Lauderdale, Shawn Colvin, Bonnie Raitt, Emmy Lou Harris, Buddy Miller, Steve Fishell and more contributed to the night's success.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Bobby Rush--Best of Americana Week (Butchie's pick)

September 26, 2016
Nashville, TN

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

Americana week in Nashville showcases so many different artists that it is exceedingly hard to pick the “best”. This year even more so. From Dwight Yoakam to Bob Weir, or Margo Price, etc., how can one really choose? Well, the decision was made to go by the “bootie” barometer, that is, which artist made you want to get up and dance, ie. “shake your bootie”. Using that criteria the winner is unmistakably the legendary Bobby Rush. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Dwight Yoakam, Americana at the Ford Theater

Sept. 23, 2016
Nashville, TN

Story By Katy Rogers and Butch Worrell
Photos By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo

Dwight Yoakam combined a live performance, interview, and recordings from his new bluegrass album with fans and friends at the Country Music Hall of Fame's Ford Theater. The honky tonk star was in town for the Americana Music Festival held in Nashville.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Dark Star Orchestra - Summer Tour 2016 - Recreating "Day on the Green" - A Grateful Dead setlist from Oakland CA 1976

 Maine State Pier, PORTLAND, ME - - AUGUST 14, 2016

Article and  Photographic images created by Conall O'Brien. 
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Rob Eaton - rhythm guitar, vocals

     Back when the Grateful Dead were still kicking and touring, one popular book among the faithful "Dead Heads" was Deadbase - The Complete Guide to Grateful Dead Setlists. 

During the time Jerry Garcia was still alive, and starting sometime around ’87 when the first edition of DeadBase was published, fans could refer back to Deadbase to reminisce about songs performed, hardcore fans into trivia could use the dbase function to learn how often or not a song had been performed, tapers could better identify and label tapes by cross-referencing Deadbase, and you could settle debates as to who remembered what really happened that night you made a illegible setlist found crumpled up in the bottom of your rucksack..

More after the jump...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wailers reggae on at Nashville City Winery

August 24, 2016
Nashville, TN

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

From Kingston, Jamaica the Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson brought their signature reggae sound to the Nashville City Winery. Al was an integral part of the band with his distinctive guitar work and production skills. Opening for the Wailers was Nashville's own reggae/indie rock band Floralorix.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Saturday Night Swamp Fest at Richard's Cafe

August 21, 2016
Nashville, TN

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

Saturday night and still raining in White's Creek, Tennessee.....In Richard's Cafe though, the Geezer Glides Band with Mississippi Millie were driving the rainy day blues away. With their own unique blend of rock, blues, and country, the addition of Mississippi Millie's classic Delta blues style seemed just exactly perfect.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Gov't Mule - Smokin' Mule 2016 Summer Tour

 Maine State Pier, PORTLAND, ME - - August 11, 2016

Photographic images created by Conall O'Brien. 
Review written by Michael Hanson and Conall O'Brien.

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Warren Haynes | Gov't Mule performing August 11, 2016 at The Maine State Pier

Southern-Rock jam band Gov’t Mule (pronounced Government Mule), returns to Portland, Maine to kickoff the Smokin' Mule 2016 Summer Tour.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wild Feathers Ryman Auditorium Debut

June 25, 2016
Nashville, TN

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

The Wild Feathers made their debut at the historic Ryman Auditorium to a sold out crowd of enthusiastic fans on Saturday night. The hallowed walls shook from the the energy generated from the band to the fans and back to the band again.
It is a sign that the time has come for the Wild Feathers to take their place among the the great Rock N Roll bands on the planet.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Warren and Wolf bring the Jerry Kindness

June 24, 2016
Nashville, TN

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

Warren Haynes brought the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration to Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The elegant hall more accustomed to Black Tie and Elegant evening wear was overwhelmed with tie dye and dreadlocks. Where the patrons usually sit politely the kids (of all ages) danced and spun the night away.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Jackson Browne with Full Band - Summer 2016 - ‘Standing in the Breach’

Maine State Pier - Portland, ME - - Thursday, June 9 2016

Article and  photographic images created by Conall O'Brien. 
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Jackson Browne - performing on The Maine State Pier (2016)

     1970’s Singer-songwriter-musician Jackson Browne returns to Portland, Maine in support of his fourteenth studio album, “Standing in the Breach”.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Silversun Pickups with Foals

Silversun Pickups (Los Angeles) and Foals (UK) rocked the house last week at Bogarts. They both are on tour all over the United States and picking up lots of touring momentum. The show last week sold out and both bands played several songs off of their new albums and all of their classics. Check them out at and

Images by Doug Siegel

Monday, May 23, 2016

Nelson Family Tradition rocks Music City

May 23, 2016
Nashville, TN

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

There was something special going down at Nashville's 3rd and Lindsley Sunday night. The Raelyn Nelson band opened up, warming up the crowd for Uncle Luke (as Raelyn calls him) with their unique blend of Rock N Roll (with a lil bit of country). Then the headliner, Lukas Nelson's Promise of the Real proceeded to melt down the house with one of the most powerful performances ever seen and heard at 3rd and Lindsley.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Emmylou and Rodney's back porch picking party

May 22, 2016
Nashville, TN

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

The grand finale to Emmylou Harris's 4 show benefit series for Bonaparte's Retreat at Nashville City Winery was described by Steve Fishell as an old fashioned back porch picking party.

Friday, May 20, 2016

You don't know Jack!!

May 20, 2016
Nashville, TN

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

So you saw Jack Pearson jam with Greg Allman, Warren Haynes, Charlie Daniels, Butch Trucks,etc.....At Peach Fest, Wanee, The Beacon, The Ryman, Bridgestone Auditorium.....BUT have you come to 3rd and Lindsley to see a Jack Pearson Trio show?

Saturday, May 14, 2016

My Morning Jacket Comes Home with a Two Night Run at Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville

My Morning Jacket came home to play Thursday and Friday night in Louisville, Kentucky at The Iroquois Amphitheater. This venue was fabulous as far as location, sound, and crowd. Not to mention that MMJ is from Louisville, so most fans were there from the beginning of their existence, which has now become triumphant. Almost every major periodical has labeled My Morning Jacket as one of the best live bands of any genre of music. Jim James and every member of the band was playing like it could be their last show with intense energy and showmanship.

Iroquois Amphitheater is an old theater in the woods with a new wooden roof that blocked a little rain Thursday night. Both nights here in Louisville were completely sold out. The opening band, Twin Limb, put on a great set as well. Jim James came out with them and played Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You," which sounded angelic.

The capacity crowd was in great spirits and people came from all over for these performances. We had friends in town from Colorado, Portland, California all the way to Vermont. Jacket played most of their best songs off of every album to date including their newest album, Waterfall. They also dazzled two Prince covers, "Purple Rain" and "Raspberry Beret" as well as the late David Bowie's "Young Americans." They played with high energy both nights and the conversations of everyone leaving the venue was to the tune of, "are you kidding me, that was unbelievable." Jacket is playing limited shows this summer and is making a few festival appearances including Shakey Knees and Lockn. They are also playing a run at Red Rock in Colorado.

Images by Doug Siegel

Emmylou Harris for Bonaparte's Retreat at Nashville City Winery

May 14, 2016
Nashville, TN

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

Emmylou Harris and friends recently performed a series of shows at the Nashville City Winery to benefit Bonaparte's Retreat. The friends on this, the final night's photos, were Sam Bush, Jon Randall and Steve Fishell. Emmylou is arguably the Queen of the Americana music genre.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pearl Jam Rocks Out at Rupp Arena

Pearl Jam played another great night of music at Rupp Arena last evening. The band played another 3 hour show to loyal fans from all over the country. Fresh off headlining New Orleans Jazz Fest, they kept the energy up and delivered a whopping set of music. Pearl Jam is on their way to play Philadelphia, Madison Square Gardens in New York, and Fenway Park in Boston. They will then headline Bonnaroo and end their tour at Wrigley Field in Chicago. It has been a pleasure to be one of their tour photographers. Check them out at PearlJam(dot)com...and the Rupp Arena setlist and official write-up from the  band's management below...

Images by Doug Siegel
--Click 'Read More' below for photos and official setlist--

Dopapod at New Mountain in Asheville

Dopapod played two nights at New Mountain in Asheville, NC last week. They are on a tour all over the states and are playing several festivals including Summer Camp and the Workout. Please check out their current tour at Dopapod(dot)com.

Images by Doug Siegel


Monday, April 18, 2016

Pearl Jam Blows the Roof Off of Bon Secours Arena in SC

Pearl Jam came to Greenville, South Carolina for an epic 3 hour and 45 minute performance with over 30 songs on the bill. Not only that, but for the first time in a long time, they played all of their second album, Vs, from front to back!! The crowd was very active and this show proved once again why this band headlines festivals and has been named a top ten live act of any band on tour. Check out Pearl Jam at Bonnaroo and New Orleans Jazz Fest this year, or one of their many tour stops..See more of my photos and band info at Below click "Read More" to see a setlist and general write up of the show from the band's management...highlights included Comfortably Numb, Dissident, Future Days, Baba O'reilly and other rarities. 

Images by Doug Siegel
--Click Read More for Setlist and Images of Show--

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Billy Joel at U.S. Bank Arena

Billy Joel played a long set of all his best songs last night at U.S. Bank Arena. The sold out crowd was singing and dancing with Billy as he rocked the arena with his Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame performance. Billy Joel is one of the most successful solo artists of all time and almost every song he played last night has either won a Grammy or some sort of accolade. Check out the article with my photos next week at The Examiner.

Images by Doug Siegel

Friday, April 1, 2016

Dianne Davidson and Friends

April, 1, 2016
Nashville, TN

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

A very special show happened recently at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville. Dianne Davidson, in celebration of her new CD release “Breaking all the Rules”, made a rare public appearance with her “Friends”.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Lockn' Festival: Same Rockin' Place, Different Time

Bob Weir and Mickey Hart performing at Lock'n
Bob Weir and Mickey Hart performing at Lock
The first round of the 2016 Lockn' Festival lineup has just been announced, and people are in a rage.  The Lockn' Festival, which will be taking place August 25-28 near Arrington, Virginia , has become the smash hit to close out the summer festival season in recent years.   Having been known for having no overlapping sets, good vibes, and creative collaborations between musicians that can be seen nowhere else, it is easy to see why it has become a fan favorite. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Punch Brothers at MusicNow Fest

Bryce Dessner of The National heads up a festival called MusicNow every year in Cincinnati. There were several guests this year including Chris Thile's Punch Brothers. Chris is best known as the head of the band Nickel Creek. Punch Brothers played in a great hall in downtown Cincinnati for this event. They play several great spaces this Spring and Summer including Telluride Bluegrass Festival. There are also photos here of the rest of MusicNow and include groups such at Kronos Quartet and Anna Clyne.

Images by Doug Siegel

Thursday, March 10, 2016

John Mayall, still the Godfather

March 10, 2016
Music City USA (Nashville, TN)

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

John Mayall made Nashville City Winery his first stop on his U.S. Tour.
Often referred to as the ”Godfather of the British Blues”, he is being honored in Memphis May 4 as an inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame.  

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Dropkick Murphy's 20th Anniversary Tour

Dropkick Murphys made a stop to Bogarts for their 20th Anniversary Tour with Tiger Army and Darkbuster. Tiger Army and Darkbuster played great opening sets but you could tell the sold out crowd was there for some Irish Rock n' Roll from Dropkick Murphys. This show sold out last January and was a bit crowded. In honor of their 20th Anniversary, the band put on a 10 minute video to start the show. The video covered band highlights, interviews, shows, Boston sporting events which they played, clips from movies including The Departed, and the band's favorite moments from 20 years of music. There was not a dull moment all evening and if you ever get a chance to see these guys, especially around St. Patricks Day, don't hesitate to go!! Check out more photos on their website and Press Line Photos. Have a good St. Patrick's Day.

Images by Doug Siegel

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Geoff Tate's Operation: Mindcrime @ Capone's

Geoff Tate and his new band, Operation: Mindcrime, stopped off in Johnson City, TN., in support of their new album, The Key. 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band with Barnstar!

Josh Ritter is on a national tour and made a stop by the Taft on February 29, 2016 to perform some old and new songs. He has a great style and will be moving up the ranks at the festivals this summer with increased popularity and one of his best albums to date. This was the last show on his winter tour and will resume touring in a few months through the summer. Check out the opening band Barnstar!

Images by Doug Siegel

Dark Star Orchestra at the Taft Theater

Dark Star Orchestra played a great show at the Taft Theater to a sold out crowd on February 26, 2016...The band played two full sets and a long encore as usual. For more information about DSO or tonights setlist/show, please visit their website at darkstarorchestra(dot)net. (only shot 3 mins of show due to late arrival due to other events)

Images by Doug Siegel

Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Birthday Johnny Cash

February 29, 2016
Music City USA (Nashville, TN)

Story By Vicki Langdon and Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
Photos By Vicki Langdon and Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo

The Johnny Cash museum once again hosted it's annual “Birthday Bash” where Johnny's family, friends, and fans gather, literally from all over the world, to honor the Man in Black and celebrate his birthday.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Amy Helm ROCKS Music City

Feb. 19, 2016
Music City USA (Nashville, TN)

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

Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers are on tour opening for Anders Osborne. The opening show was held at Nashville's City Winery. As soon as they hit the stage came the realization that this was a woman whose talent is going to take her far, very far.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Lotus at Bogarts

Lotus is on a national tour with Michael Menert and made a stop at Bogarts last night to a packed house. Michael Menert, founder of Super Best Records and old producer for Pretty Lights, opened the show with a great set. If you get to see this tour, do not miss Michael Menert.

Lotus played two long sets of music and had a great light show to accompany the music. The crowd was very active and its clear that Lotus is building its loyal fanbase around the country. I talked to several people that road tripped to be at the show. Catch Lotus' website at to see where they are playing near you.

Images by Doug Siegel


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Turkuaz with Ghost Note (Snarky Puppy) and Special Guest Freekbass

Turkuaz and Ghost Note put on a great show at the Madison Theater this week. Ghost Note opened the show but were no regular opening act. The two drummers for Ghost Note are half of the band Snarky Puppy and could play with any band on tour. The percussionist of Ghost Note had a birthday and everyone celebrated on stage.

The Brooklyn based Turkuaz, played a long set of music and closed with "Take Me to the River." Freekbass made a special appearance and played a few songs with Turkuaz. These bands will be touring all over this summer and playing several festivals. Looking forward to this week's music lineup and stay tuned for photos from Lotus, Widespread Panic, Springsteen and Pearl Jam.

Images by Doug Siegel

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Anders Osborne kicks off 2016 tour

February, 13, 2016
Music City USA

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

Anders Osborne is....
New Orleans own poet laureate/tune-smith, vocalist supreme, guitarist exemplar, leader of the band, and the real deal in a musical landscape filled with mediocre artists. Nashville's City Winery was the site of his 2016 tour opener and his performance there bodes well for his tour.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Celebrating 50 Years of The Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead at Soldier Field - Fare Thee Well Tour
This past July marked arguably one of the most epic spectacles in the history of live rock n’ roll.  Over the Fourth of July weekend The Grateful Dead reunited for the last three of five shows to mark their 50th anniversary in what they said are the final shows that they will be playing as a complete group on a short tour they called Fare Thee Well.  They chose Soldier Field in Chicago in Chicacgo, Illinois as the venue for these magnanimous performances because it is the last location that The Grateful Dead played with late front man Jerry Garcia before his untimely passing.   The group brought on Trey Anastasio of Phish fame as a Jerry replacement, as well as keys players Bruce Hornsby and Jeff Chimenti.  Despite the pressure of having such large shoes to fill, Trey did a great job singing lead vocals on many songs as well as switching off lead guitar with Bob Weir.  With around 70,000 people attending each night, these shows were truly for the record books.  They could not have chosen a better location.  The warm summer nights and beautiful scenery including the surrounding skyscrapers looming in the background provided the perfect aesthetic for a phenomenal  musical experience.
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