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Mark Slaughter Goes Solo With New Album

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    Posted on 2/12/2015

    Mark Slaughter - "Reflections in a Rear View Mirror"
    Welcome to our first post of 2015. We took off in January, but the posts are now returning as we are gear up for the concert and music festival season.  For 2015 starters we are excited to learn that Slaughter‘s front man and Concert Blast friend, Mark Slaughter, is back with new music. His solo album, “Reflections in a Rear View Mirror“, is available now for down load.  From Mark’s website he posted, “These tracks represent the last year of creative expression for me.  When I started this journey, I had no idea of where it would take me.  Now that I’m here, I hope that you love the songs as much as I loved making them for you!“  Continue to read the official Press Release.

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      THE WHO Hits 50! 50th Anniversary Tour

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        Posted on 12/18/2014

        The Who Hits 50 - 50th Anniversary TourThe Who celebrates 50 years in the music business by touring the USA in 2015. Not only will you get to celebrate with The Who, but opening on this tour will be one of Concert Blast‘s favorite live artists (and pal) Joan Jett & the Blackhearts! Joan will definitely get the crowd energized and ready for The Who to take the stage, but we call this a Double Bill! Continue to read the official Press Release on The Who Hits 50 – 50th Anniversary Tour!

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          Concert Blast Webisode 17 – Talking With Garth Brooks

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            Posted on 11/13/2014

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            In honor of Garth Brooks new album, “Man Against Machine“, now on sale this week, here’s a fun interview that Concert Blast’s Mike Arnold and special guest host Shannon Perkins had with the country music superstar back in the summer. There are two segments. Shannon asks a question during his press conference and Mike gets to cut up with our old pal afterwards… ENJOY!

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              Living in a Digital Age

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                Posted on 10/28/2014

                Living A Digital Age
                From time to time Concert Blast receives emails from various guest bloggers.  When we receive one we are interested in, we will post it.  Here’s a post from freelance writer James Dawson.  James wrote an article about music living in a digital age.  Thank you James for your submission.  We are definitely “Living in a Digital Age”!  Enjoy the post!

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                  Ian Anderson Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

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                    Posted on 10/5/2014

                    Ian Anderson and tour band 2014

                    Ian Anderson and tour band 2014

                    Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson returned to Nashville, TN to play the historic Ryman Auditorium for the second straight year.  This year Concert Blast was invited to review the concert so Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook headed downtown Nashville, TN to review one of Brian’s all time favorite performers, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.  Since photo passes weren’t being issued for this tour, Brian got to enjoy this show while Mike took the notes for the concert review.  Enjoy the review!

                     

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                      Tom Petty Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena (Photos)

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                        Posted on 9/27/2014

                        Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers In Concert - Nashville, TN 9/23/2014

                        Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers In Concert - Nashville, TN 9/23/2014

                        It was Tuesday September  23rd in Nashville, TN while thousands of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers fans were very excited to see one of the best singer/songwriters in the Classic Rock Music genre… and one of the very few rockers from that era that still releases (and sells) new music today.  Concert Blast was invited to the Nashville party with photo credentials so our friend Samantha Shrader stepped up to help us out once again to take the concert photos of Tom Petty and his Heartbreakers, since Brian Hasbrook was out of town. Thank You Sam!  Enjoy her photos…

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                          Journey Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena 9/12/2014

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                            Posted 9/19/2014 

                            Journey (Arnel Pineda) In Concert - Nashville, TN 9/12/2014

                            Journey (Arnel Pineda) In Concert - Nashville, TN 9/12/2014

                            Journey returned their rock show to Nashville, TN to thrill about 14,000 rock music fans at the Bridgestone Arena on September 12th, 2014 and Concert Blast was invited to cover the party. Nashville, TN seems to always be included on a Journey tour anytime they head to the eastern side of the country.  After seeing them perform here several times, I understand the reason … lots of Journey fans!  If that is not reason enough, then maybe because keyboardist/guitarist Jonathan Cain also lives in this Music City.  Enjoy the Journey concert review with very special guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts written by Mike Arnold.

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                              Journey Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena (Photos)

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                                Posted on 9/18/2014

                                Journey (Neal Schon) In Concert - Nashville, TN 9/12/2014

                                Journey (Neal Schon) In Concert - Nashville, TN 9/12/2014

                                It was a magical Friday night in Nashville, TN as Journey returned to the Music City.  The city of Nashville is full of Journey fans and they came out to party and sing-along with Concert Blast and about 14,000 other lovers of 70′s/80′s rock music.  Mike Arnold was on hand for the review while Tom Thompson had a prior engagement and photographer Brian Hasbrook was out of town.  So who do we always go to first to get the best concert photos when Brian is not available?  Sam Shrader of course.  Enjoy the concert photos of Neal Schon, Ross Vallory, Nashvillian Jonathan Cain, Deen Castronova, and the highly energetic Arnel Pineda.

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                                  Mike Arnold Returns to the Stage with Crawford White – Almost Unplugged Tour

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                                    Posted on 9/15/2014

                                    Crawford White and Mike Arnold - "Almost Unplugged Tour"

                                    Crawford White and Mike Arnold - "Almost Unplugged Tour"

                                     

                                    Concert Blast creator, blogger, and podcast co-host, Mike Arnold, has been known to not only to review rock concerts, but to rock the stage himself. Mike is known in the Nashville, TN area as one of the best front men in the live music club scene while performing with his band, Mike Arnold and the Music City Rockers along with his extraordinaire lead guitarist (and band leader), Crawford White.  Mike and Crawford announced they are now booking shows billed as Mike Arnold and Crawford White – “Almost Unplugged Tour”.  This tour kicks off Saturday, September 20th in Adairville, Kentucky.  Read the entire press release

                                     

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                                      2014 CMA Music Festival – Sunday (Podcast 264)

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                                        Concert Blast California Friends - 2014 CMA Music Festival

                                        Concert Blast California Friends - 2014 CMA Music Festival

                                        Posted on 9/11/2014

                                        It was Sunday, the last day/night of the 2014 CMA Music Festival and Concert Blast was there to cover the fun.  The acts on this last night consisted of Charlie Daniels Band, Thomas Rhett, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Zac Brown Band, and Brad Paisley.  Also included in this podcast are two quick conversations with Concert Blast fans.  Enjoy the podcast with Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, and Will Perry.

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