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Heart Concert Review – Chattanooga, TN – 4/15/2010 (BLOG)

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    Heart

    Chattanooga, TN April 15, 2010

    Tunica, MS April 17, 2010

    In the 70′s one thing was rare in rock and roll. That was a rock band that was fronted by a woman. You had the Carly Simons and the Carole Kings but there just wasn’t that many “rocker chicks” making music in the 70′s. That was until 1975 when two sisters from Seattle, Washington released the album “Dreamboat Annie”. The record was a huge hit and was heard blasting out of the speakers of any rock station not only in America, but all over the world. The two sisters were Ann and Nancy Wilson. They followed up “Dreamboat Annie” with “Magazine”, “Little Queen”, “Dog & Butterfly” and many more. Each album spawned hit single after hit single. The hits kept coming and the band had even more success in the 80′s.

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      WHO IS CONCERT BLAST? – Concert Blast – About Us

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        Concert Blast began with Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson. Three guys who grew up together in the Nashville, TN area. These guys have attended hundreds (if not over a thousand) concerts.

        Every time the guys would get together with friends, they would all want to know about the shows they’ve seen and found themselves discussing these concerts for long periods of time.

        Concert Blast on the Bonnaroo Media Stage

        Concert Blast on the Bonnaroo Media Stage - (left to right) Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson

        Mike thought a music talk show would make a great radio show. After failing to convince radio stations/companies that this format could be good for radio, he gave up. A couple of years later, Mike was introduced to podcasting. He approached Brian and Tom about the idea of discussing concerts on a podcast and they said let’s do it! Concert Blast formed a family friendly podcast and the first podcast was uploaded in May of 2005.

        Since our website began back in May of 2005 and have produced more than 200 audio shows with many blogs and posted photos.

        We have been invited to cover many concerts and music festivals such as the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, CMA Music Festival, as well as many of the top Music Concerts (Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, Ringo Starr, Bob Seger, Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Joan Jett, Night Ranger, and many more).

        We usually feature Classic Rock acts, but we do not limit ourselves to it.

        We were featured as one of the Top 5 Classic Rock podcasts from Classic Rock About.com.
        http://classicrock.about.com/od/2005/tp/rock_myths.htm

        In 2008 we were nominated as one of the People’s Choice Podcast Awards.

        Concert Blast Book - Concert Blast Experiences Written by Mike Arnold

        In 2009 James Downing joined the team as a blogger while Mike Arnold took time off to write his book on our Concert Blast Experiences.  James departed Concert Blast in 2012 to concentrate on his own blog/podcast/photos website, Monsters From The Basement.

        In April 2010 Mike Arnold released his book:

        “CONCERT BLAST EXPERIENCES Guest List-Backstage-VIP” and is back podcasting with Concert Blast.

        CONCERT BLAST EXPERIENCES
        Guest List-Backstage-VIP
        http://www.concertblast.com/book.html

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          Heart Concert Photos – Tunica, MS – 4/17/2010 (PHOTOS)

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            Heart in concert at Harrah’s in Tunica, MS – 4/17/2010

            Submitted by James Downing

            Heart went down south of Memphis, TN to the gambling area of Tunica, Mississippi to perform at the concert theatre in Harrah’s (formerly the Grand Casino).

            Nancy Wilson of Heart

            Nancy Wilson in Concert

            Ann and Nancy Wilson along with their band thrilled the packed house while James Downing took the photos.

            Ann Wilson

            Ann Wilson in Concert - Tunica, MS - 4/17/2010

            Nancy Wilson

            Nancy Wilson in Concert - Tunica, MS 4/17/2010

            CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PHOTOS!

            Enjoy!

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              TRAIN CONCERT PHOTOS – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – 4/02/2010 (PHOTOS)

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                One of Concert Blast’s favorite band, Train, performed in Nashville, TN at the Ryman Auditorium on Good Friday, April 2nd, 2010 and Concert Blast photographer Brian Hasbrook was on hand for the photos.

                Enjoy the Train Concert Photos!

                DSC_0232 by Concertblast BJH.

                CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PHOTOS

                 

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                  TRAIN Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – 4/02/2010 (PODCAST 166)

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                    PODCAST AUDIO LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST

                    One of Concert Blast’s favorite band, Train, performed in Nashville, TN at the Ryman Auditorium on Good Friday, April 2nd, 2010 and the guys were there to enjoy the show while writing the concert review for a podcast.

                    DSC_0140 by Concertblast BJH.

                    On this particular night, all 4 members of the Concert Blast team were together to start the podcast, but on the concert  review portion of the podcast, James Downing had a Meet & Greet VIP Pass to meet the band members after the show while Mike, Brian, and Tom recorded the concert review.

                    DSC_0166 by Concertblast BJH.

                    This is the best setlist and most energetic performance the guys had seen Train perform, although it wasn’t as energetic as the Pat Monahan Solo Tour.

                    DSC_0195 by Concertblast BJH.

                    Enjoy the Train Concert Review!

                    Concert Blast – Show 166 – Train Concert Review – 2010

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                      Drum Beat Intros – Music Discussion (PODCAST 165)

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                        PODCAST AUDIO LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST

                        Here is a popular podcast from 2006 re-edited.  Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson created this Music Discussion podcast of songs that begin with a Drum Beat.  We begin the show by taking turns naming songs from various artists, reading emails from our listeners, and then played a game of “Name That Tune” by the Drum Beat Intro.

                        Some of the Artists named are; Alice Cooper, Steve Miller Band, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Bob Seger, Rolling Stones, Queen, J Geils Band, Billy Squire, Grand Funk Railroad, Judas Priest, Cheap Trick, KISS, Loverboy, Joan Jett, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Phil Collins, Eagles, Guns and Roses, Van Halen, Billy Idol, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pat Benetar, B52s, Bruce Springsteen, INXS, Roy Orbison, U2, and Huey Lewis & the News

                        Enjoy!

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