Saturday, December 8, 2018

The Higgs
Live at The Foothill Fillmore

Photos By EarthMusic Photography
Story By Leslie Pitts
It's time for the world to meet the Higgs, Southern California's psychedelic jam band sensation that is capturing the attention of concert goers everywhere.  They are the musical manifestation of the Higgs Boson particle, the cosmic glue that holds the whole show together.

"Melting faces, blowing minds" is the motto their fans have unanimously coined, and it's well-earned.  The Higgs are reaching frequencies that have people clutching their hearts, simultaneously in pre-cardiac arrest and/or orgasmic bliss.
As one of those people, this Higgster can testify that it certainly 
feels like ascension.  How many times can a person say "it doesn't get any better than this" and still be believed?  The Higgs are testing the limit with each note.  Yeah, that good.  Let's just say that if they played 3 nights in a row, and you went every night, you would still leave wishing you had more. 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Bob Weir....”Bringing it all Back Home”

 Nov. 08, 2018
Nashville, TN

Story By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
Photos By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
And with a lil help from my friends.....
Julia Nichols, Deseare Iwin-Gnann, Karen Dismukes-Cooper, and more

The Wolf Brothers (Bob Weir, Jay Lane, Don Was) stopped in at the Ryman Auditorium to pay homage at the “Mother Church” of Americana. Ever since receiving the 2016 Americana Lifetime achievement award Nashville seems to be a special spot for Bob. As Bob said then in his acceptance speech....”You take musical traditions from England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain a little bit, a little bit from France, and blend them together with a rich variety of African musical traditions, and stir it up. You let is simmer for 200 to 300 years and see what happens. This could only happen in a new land. Physically, culturally, and spiritually. That place was and is America.” It was very appropriate to have some special guests that are prominent artists in the Americana genre, Margo Price, John Oates, and Buddy Miller to join in to make it a very special evening.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Lynyrd Skynyrd Last of the Street Survivors Stops in Peoria, Illinois

Peoria Civic Center - Peoria, Illinois November 3rd, 2018
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

In 1964 Lynyrd Skynyrd popularized what was to be Southern Rock. Their music helped define the 1970's and sold over 28 million records. Among their biggest hits, "Sweet Home Alabama", "Simple Man", "That Smell", and "Free Bird" just to name a few. Tragedy Struck of course in 1977 and the Last of the Street Survivors founding member Gary Rossington and former member Rickey Medlocke and younger brother of Ronnie Van Zant, Johnny Van Zant are touring for the last time. They many be stepping out of the spotlight however their music will live on forever.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Sweetheart of the Rodeo returns to the Ryman

Oct.11, 2018
Nashville, TN

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

Fifty years ago the Byrds were in Nashville recording “Sweetheart of the Rodeo”, having been influenced by the country roots of Gram Parsons who joined after the departure of David Crosby.
Country Rock's birth happened and although it took decades this album is now considered one of the most influential for the “Americana” genre today. To celebrate it's 50th anniversary Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman joined forces with Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives (“cousin” Kenny Vaughn, “handsome” Harry Stinson, and Chris Scruggs) to perform not just the songs from album but also legendary songs from the Byrds catalog of hits along with a special nod to Tom Petty with whom all had collaborated.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Rain, the Mud, and Bourbon & Beyond

Champions Park
Louisville, KY 9-22-18
By Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers

First off I must say that this was the best festival out of hundreds I have been to over my many years. The organization was unprecedented. There were many different kinds of food and drink vendors, rental lockers in different locations, adequate and friendly staff, large twin stages right next to each other with a large photo pit that transcended the length, great sound, and excellent lighting. When your festival is in Kentucky and your sponsors include several major bourbon distilleries it makes sense that you would be able to provide the best festival accommodations in the country.

Sting and Shaggy

Daily's Place
Jacksonville, FL
by Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers

     Although I've been a Sting fan since the debut of the first album The Police did back in 1978, it had been over 25 years since I had seen him perform. I really didn't know what to expect, especially when you throw in some Shaggy. My curiosity was piqued.

Midge Ure (Ultravox) and Paul Young

The Plaza Live
Orlando, FL 9-16-18
by Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers

When you go to see and hear 80's artists perform you sort of have to put your ears in your heart and hope for the best. On this particular evening that wasn't necessary as both Midge Ure and Paul Young did a fantastic job of entertaining the crowd with the hits from their careers.

The Plaza Live in Orlando is an intimate venue where every seat in the house has a great view and excellent sound. The staff there is very accommodating, the seats are comfortable, and on this evening the air was charged with excitement for the show the guests were about to enjoy.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Godsmack, Shinedown, with guest Red Run Rising kick off Fall in Central Illinois

Peoria Civic Center - Peoria, Illinois March 11th, 2018
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

The warm Fall temps was nothing compared to the Fire raging in Central Illinois with Godsmack and Shinedown performing full sets at the Peoria Civic Center along with guests Red Sun Rising. Fans from all over the Midwest made their ways to the area to take in an awesome lineup that 105.7 put together for their Fall Frenzy. Kicking off the season right.

Friday, September 14, 2018

A Slice of Americanafest Rooftop Style

Sept. 15, 2018
Nashville, TN

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

Americanafest comes once a year where Artists, industry movers and shakers, dedicated fans, and media come together in Music City USA to celebrate and showcase American music. This year other commitments curtailed your correspondents ability to take advantage of the cornucopia of music offered. But the chance to see out of town friends at the Concord Music group party on the patio of the Capstar building could not be ignored. And after that a rooftop showcase at the new Bobby hotel beckoned.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Beth Hart Orlando, FL

Hard Rock Live
Orlando, FL 8-10-18
by Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers

From the moment she weaved through the crowd from the back of the venue to the stage while singing her opening note to the final note of the last song, Beth Hart totally captivated every single person in attendance. 

I was a fan of her music before seeing her live but after seeing her perform I have to say that there is no reason for her not to win every female blues award until she hangs it up and stops singing. There is so much emotion in her show and she deserved every one of the standing ovations she received that night.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band in Orlando, FL

Hard Rock Live
Orlando, FL 8-10-18
by Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers

Blues-rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd plays so hard and with so much energy that I'm surprised that things don't melt around him when he walks up on stage. Having seen him twice before, once with Experience Hendrix and once with The Rides, I knew what to expect, but seeing him playing his own songs made it that much more special.

When Shepherd plays it's almost like the guitar is part of his body. His hands seem to flow on it as easily as if he was smoothing out a wrinkle on his shirt.

The Alarm in Orlando, FL

The Social
Orlando, FL 8-16-18
by Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers

From the moment frontman, singer, guitarist, and founding member Mike Peters walked out on stage the crowd of hundreds of adoring fans were instantly transported back to the 80's. There is something about seeing a great 80's band in a small packed club with brick walls and lots of colored lighting that just makes it all magically come together. 

Peters and his wife Jules (keyboards, backup vocals) were joined on stage by drummer, Steve "Smiley" Barnard, who has been with the band since 2010, and guitarist James Stevenson, who has been with the band since 1999. Stevenson played bass on most songs while Peters played rhythm-lead guitar. Towards the end of the show Smiley came out from behind his kit and played a bit of lead guitar on Peters' acoustic as well. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

REO Speedwagon and Chicago in Tampa, Florida

MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tampa, FL 7-21-18
By Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers

This venue is perfect for a professional concert photographer. There is plenty of room to shoot, the lighting is excellent, the staff is helpful, professional, friendly from top to bottom, and the location easy to get to.

Monday, July 23, 2018

A Bicoastal Double Shot of Keb' Mo' in Florida

June 13 & 14, 2018

Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, Florida
The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, Florida (two shows)

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

Last month, multi-Grammy award winner Keb' Mo' kicked off a short, acoustic solo tour beginning in Florida. Rock Legends Photographers was there to capture the sights and sounds of nights two and three of this intimate, stripped-down soiree. Keb' Mo' rejoins Taj Mahal for the next leg of the TajMo tour, which resumes Monday, 7/23/18 with two sold-out shows in Denver, and then returns to solo dates in late August (for full tour schedule including solo and TajMo dates, see below).

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Dead and Company at Mattress Firm Amphitheater in Chula Vista, CA on 7/6/18

Dead and Company played Chula Vista, CA near San Diego on July 6th, 2018 on probably the hottest day of the year so far in SoCal with temperatures nearing the 100 degree mark. The close to the border "Shakedown Street" was muy caliente but that didn't stop the vendors or the heads from hitting the lot. Beers and waters were flying freely (but not free) from the many coolers scattered about the makeshift traveling flea market. Brightly colored tie dyes are still the deadhead uniform of choice and quite readily available for purchase throughout shakedown although I did with great surprise see a Farrah Fawcett t-shirt for sale at one of the booths. I missed the veggie burritos somewhere along the way but certainly someone was there bringing sand to the beach.

Theory Of A Deadman, Wilson, and Spirit Animal return to Central Illinois

Monarch Music Hall - Peoria, Illinois July 17th, 2018
Review and Photos by JKR Photography

Theory of a Deadman, Wilson, and Spirit Animal pack the house with their tour stop in Central Illinois. Finishing up the July Rock shows for the Peoria area. 

Black Label Society Shreds Monarch Music Hall in Central Illinois with Corrosion of Conformity and Telekinetic Yeti

Monarch Music Hall - Peoria, Illinois July 16th, 2018
Review and photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

Middle of Summer heats up with Metal Legend Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society and Pepper Keenan and Corrosion of Conformity joined by Midwestern Duo Telekinetic Yeti

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Farm Aid 2018 Music and Food Festival Heads to Connecticut on Saturday September 22

Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews to headline Farm Aid 2018 at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, Conn.

Dave Mathews at Farm Aid 2017 Press Release - June 25, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. — Farm Aid’s annual music and food festival featuring family farmers, homegrown food, inspiring music and agrarian experiences will come to Connecticut for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 22, at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, June 29, at 10 a.m. EDT.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

VIVA NashVegas...Assignment Carter Family

June 10, 2018
Nashville, TN

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

The assignment was to photograph Lorrie Davis Bennett (Daughter of Anita Carter) at the annual “Sons and Daughters of Country Legends” show. Lorrie has been singing with and representing the Carter Family all of her life, most recently on the Marty Stuart show as well as frequent appearances at the “Carter Fold” in Maces Springs, VA.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Bourbon & Beyond 2018 Features All-Star Music Lineup

Following its highly successful initial festival in 2017, the second annual Bourbon & Beyond is scheduled for Saturday, September 22, 2018 and Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Louisville, Kentucky's Champions Park. The larger-than-life lineup features supporting acts that are as prominent as the headliners.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A Night With Joe Bonamassa in Northern Florida

May 10, 2018

St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine, Florida

By Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers

St. Augustine Amphitheatre is a modern concert venue set in Anastasia State Park with state-of-the-art sound and lighting. Upon arrival at this beautiful venue one could immediately feel the energy and excitement in the air that Joe Bonamassa's concerts are famous for. The majority of the approximately 4,000 seats were filled with standing, cheering fans when Bonamassa walked out on the stage at 7:30 PM and from that moment on both the night and the people belonged to him.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Jason Aldean's High Noon Neon Tour Comes to Central Illinois with Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina

Peoria Civic Center - Peoria, Illinois March 11th, 2018
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

The sight of cowboy boots, straw hats, and blue jeans took over the Midwestern city on Friday night. The second stop on The High Noon Neon Tour Jason Aldean and company played to an almost sold out crowd.

Photographer Les Leverett's Opry Debut at 91

May 12, 2018

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

After a lifetime of photographing the artists on stage at the Ryman Auditorium Les Leverett took the stage to make his Opry debut singing with Marty Stuart and his Superlatives. It was Opry Country Classics night which was very appropriate because Les himself is a classic.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Nothing More comes to Central Illinois with guests Eyes Set To Kill and To Whom It May

Monarch Music Hall - Peoria, Illinois April 23th, 2018
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

Continuing the beginning of the Spring music season in Peoria, Illinois Nothing More rocked out along with Eyes Set To Kill and To Whom It May. Taking the stage on a Monday night to an almost sold out crowd. Proof again that there is a strong following for music in Central Illinois.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Merle Travis' 100th Birthday Celebration

April 19, 2018
Music City/Guitar Town USA (Nashville, TN)

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

Merle Travis was, a guitar player that influenced Chet Atkins and many others, a songwriter of classics such as “16 Tons” and “Dark as a Dungeon”, an actor (Sal Anderson in “From Here to Eternity”) and 15 other movies, and elder statesman of the country music industry in his later years, had his life celebrated at Nashville City Winery by some of the worlds great guitar players.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

BUSH Tour stops at the Monarch Music Hall in Peoria, Illinois

Monarch Music Hall - Peoria, Illinois April 17th, 2018
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography


Monarch Music Hall started off Peoria, Illinois spring concert season by bringing the BUSH Tour into Central, Illinois. Just back from their European Tour Dates they joined up with Australian Band Atlas Genius, and Big Jesus out of Atlanta, GA. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Tommy Emmanuel Tears The Roof Off In Central Florida With Anthony Snape

April 8, 2018

The Plaza Live
Orlando, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Tommy Emmanuel brought his explosive guitar dynamics to The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida and played to a packed house of mesmerized fans. The Australian-born, Nashville-based guitar wizard, who was extolled by the late, great Chet Atkins as one of the greatest guitar players he had ever seen, incorporates a unique fingerpicking technique into his playing style and has twice been named "Best Acoustic Guitarist" in Guitar Player Magazine. Also noteworthy is the fact that Emmanuel never learned to read music and plays by ear. Every show is chock full of charm, personality and humor, and oh yeah - intense pickin'.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Badfish – A Tribute To Sublime Sizzles In Sebastian, Florida

March 25, 2018

Capt. Hiram's
Sebastian, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

There are few if any tribute bands out there that rival the cult-like following of Badfish – A Tribute to Sublime. Packed in like sardines at Captain Hiram's “Grand Sand Bandstand” on the Indian River in Sebastian, Florida, the 1,100 diehards of all shapes, sizes and ages were the living proof. Fun dreadlocks, flowing alcohol and funky-scented air were the vibe of the night, with a heavy police presence to ensure safety. The weather was cooperative, the spirits were abundant and the music was spectacular. It was an ideal night to pay homage to the 90s SoCal Punk-Rock-Ska trio, Sublime.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Otherwise and Wayland Rock Central Illinois at Top Fuel Saloon in Braidwood, Illinois

Top Fuel Saloon, Braidwood, Illinois March 31st, 2018
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

Top Fuel Saloon has been called the CBGB of the Midwest. Owner Freak is a local DJ at the metal station at Q-Rock 100.7 at the moment but has been a staple for Rock and Metal for the last 25 years in the Chicago area including 9 years as a sidekick to Madcow's Morning Madhouse. Opening 2 years ago Top Fuel Saloon has been a stop for up-and-coming bands as well as major headliners to stop and rest, relax, jam out, and have a place to call home if only for a night or two. On March 31st they celebrated their 2nd Anniversary and Otherwise, Wayland, Vital Empire and Backlash helped party the night away.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mike & The Mechanics Bring Their "Let Me Fly" Tour To Central Florida

March 19, 2018

The Plaza Live
Orlando, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

Mike & The Mechanics absolutely rocked The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida with a blazing, one hour-and-forty minute set of all their hits, including a few Genesis tunes. Skipping an opener and taking the stage at 8pm, the band played straight through until 9:40pm, offering a warm, inviting vibe of genuine camaraderie among the members. Original Genesis bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford was backed on this tour by co-lead vocalists Tim “The Power” Howar, Andrew Roachford (keys), Anthony Drennan (guitar/bass), Gary Wallis (drums/percussions) and Toby Chapman (keys/bass).

Monday, March 12, 2018

Candlebox Rocks Central Florida With Whole Damn Mess and State To State

March 2, 2018

The Plaza Live
Orlando, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

It's hard to believe that 25 years have elapsed since the release of the eponymously named, smash debut record from Seattle-based post-grunge rockers, Candlebox. The eleven-song chartbuster is as fresh today as it was in 1993. Founding member/lead singer Kevin Martin joked on stage at The Plaza Live that the milestone anniversary meant that some of us were as old as he was. While that may be true, the no-holds-barred frontman still has the chops and the audience appeal to perform as if it IS still 1993. Delivering a 90-minute blazing set for the packed, standing-room-only sea of fans, Martin and his band proved that not only do they still have it, they totally own it. Backing Martin on this tour are guitarists Brian Quinn and Island Styles, bassist Adam Kury and drummer Dave Krusen.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Texas Guitar Icon Eric Johnson Wows With "Ah Via Musicom" In Central Florida

February 23, 2018

The Plaza Live
Orlando, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

When describing guitarists, the word "virtuoso" NEVER should be thrown around lightly. However, when mentioning Eric Johnson, it ABSOLUTELY applies. The Grammy-winning legendary singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist currently is touring to thrill audiences with a start-to-finish performance of his iconic 1990 record, Ah Via Musicom, the album that contains his masterpiece, "Cliffs of Dover." As an added bonus, he is performing the 11-song opus with his original band members, bassist Kyle Brock and drummer Tommy Taylor. 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Arielle Enchants Central Florida at The Plaza Live, Orlando

February 23, 2018

The Plaza Live
Orlando, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Arielle is wowing crowds across the country while on tour as support for Eric Johnson. But she is SO MUCH more than just an opening act. Boasting a four-octave range, the uber-talented 27-year-old is a brilliant singer/songwriter as well as a highly skilled guitarist and keys player. When you have musicians such as Eric Johnson, Vince Gill and Brian May of Queen in your corner, you must be doing something right – and Arielle certainly is.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Dead & Company Playin' In The Sand Feb 15 - 18 2018 in Riviera Maya, Mexico - photos and review

Playing in the Sand 2018 featuring three Dead and Company shows was the trip of a lifetime for Deadheads all over the world; a destination event in the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The nightly concerts took place on February 15th, 17th and 18th at the Barceló Maya Beach resort, on the Caribbean Sea where the band played and the crowd danced in the white sands and turquoise waters.  A bonus concert on Friday February 16th included the serene and lively Michael Franti who danced through the crowd singing, hugging and talking with fans.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival Sizzles on Florida's West Coast

February 25, 2018

Coachman Park
Clearwater, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

The 12th annual Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival delighted blues diehards at downtown Clearwater's Coachman Park. Enhanced by a breathtaking waterfront backdrop, the two-day event spotlighted Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band as the Saturday headliner (and was SOLD-OUT for VIP/Reserved seating) as well as George Worthmore, The Steepwater Band, Super Doppler, Greyhounds, and ZZ Ward. Rock Legends Photographers' Michelle Wilson and Michael Yanko were on hand for Day Two featuring killer sets from David Julia, Rusty Wright Band, Samantha Fish, Toronzo Cannon, and headliner Ana Popovic.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

AJR: The Click Tour Rolls Into Central Florida

February 13, 2018

House of Blues, Orlando
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

Indie pop darlings AJR blew the roof off House of Blues, Orlando during their sold-out performance the day before Valentine's Day. Brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met played for 2,100 screaming tweeners, my own daughter included, and the New York-based siblings enthralled the crowd for their entire 80-minute set. Supported by stellar 25-minute offerings from openers Hundred Handed and Grizfolk, it was an evening of sheer joy for the eclectic mix of fans. 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

G3 Tour 2018 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

The G3 tour shakes Raleigh with guitar thunder and searing riffs.

The G3 Tour 2018 consists of Joe Satriani (founder and creator), John Petrucci of Dream Theater, and Phil Collen of Def Leppard.  The G3 tour began in 1996 and is still going strong, some 20+ years later!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

An Evening With America In Central Florida

January 25, 2018

Peabody Auditorium
Daytona Beach, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

On a rather chilly Thursday evening in Florida's world-famous Daytona Beach, the charming Peabody Auditorium treated fans to an unforgettable evening with America. Growing up in military families stationed in England, founding members Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley, along with the late Dan Peek, formed their acoustic trio with killer harmonies in London, 1970 while attending high school together. They chose the name, "America," to set them apart from their British counterparts. By their fourth album, they had enlisted the brilliant production skills of George Martin, who proceeded to produce a total of four albums for them. 48 years later, Bunnell and Beckley are still doing it, and doing it brilliantly, although as Beckley quipped during the show, "48 years wasn't really part of Plan A." Nevertheless, the band has endured and thrived, performing approximately 100 shows annually. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Avenged Sevenfold "The Stage" Tour dominates Central Illinois

Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, IL January 25th, 2018
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

Peoria, Illinois is the 9th stop on Avenged Sevenfold's "The Stage" World Tour with guests Breaking Benjamin and Bullet For My Valentine. The Peoria Civic Center was packed to the rafters with fans from all over the Midwest for the return of A7X to Central Illinois since 2011. The surge of energy from this almost sold out show was felt by everyone walking into the arena on the chilly January evening.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Lee "Scratch" Perry & Subatomic Sound System Upset States

Lee "Scratch" Perry
Dub pioneer, The Upsetter, Lee "Scratch" Perry with his band Subatomic Sound System made their debut appearances in North Carolina along their ongoing U.S. tour including a January 19 performance at Asheville's newest nightclub, Ellington Underground.  At 81 years young, Lee Perry greeted the crowd of the sold out show bright eyed and brightly dressed.  Upbeat and engaging, Lee "Scratch" Perry with his band Subatomic Sound System played late into the night.  Emch aka Seicntifik provides the backbone to the sound for Subatomic Sound System, with Talia Bentson on vocals, Larry McDonald on percussion, and Troy Simms on saxophone.  Born Rainford Hugh Perry in Jamaica 1936, Lee "Scratch" Perry took times during his performance to partake before passing on to the crowd. 

Jonny Lang Brings His Musical Passion to House of Blues, Orlando

January 19, 2018

House of Blues, Orlando
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

Once in a while there is a concert that pulls you in from the moment you arrive, wrapping you in an almost visceral cloak of unbridled joy. Jonny Lang's performance at House of Blues, Orlando, was just such a show. There was a special vibe coursing throughout the Central Florida venue, one that would endure for the entire evening. Perhaps it was due to the brilliant pre-show music playing from Doyle Bramhall II's latest release, Rich Man. Perhaps it was the visage of Lang himself, lost in the profound hypnosis of his own guitar reverie, as if he knew a secret that no one else knew. Perhaps it was the knowledge that night after night, year after year, the child guitar prodigy with the 40-year-old gritty vocals, Kid Jonny Lang, morphed into the international blues-drenched Christian rocker sensation of today. Perhaps it was all of these thoughts spinning in the minds of the packed crowd, but whatever it was, Lang was on fire and the audience knew it from the first note.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Hot Tuna kicks off 2018 Tour at City Winery Nashville

January 12, 2018
Nashville, TN

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

Hot Tuna kicked off their 2018 tour to a sold out crowd at Nashville's City Winery last night. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady have been performing together as Hot Tuna ever since 1969 in both acoustic and electric modes.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Preview of the 2018 Sunshine Music Festival







FOUNDATION OF FUNK featuring Meters drummer Zigaboo Modeliste and bassist George Porter, Jr.

with special guests Eric Krasno and John Medeski ¤

               SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 - ST. PETE, FL
               SUNDAY, JANUARY 14 – BOCA RATON, FL

 Once again the award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band makes their sixth headlining appearance at the 2018 Sunshine Music Festival and has handpicked an unparalleled line-up of exciting acts on two live music stages along with a wider array of refreshing craft beers and a larger variety of food vendors.   

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