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Crosby, Stills, & Nash Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena – 8/12/2010 (BLOG)

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    Crosby, Stills, and Nash In Concert

    Crosby, Stills, and Nash In Concert

    Written by Mike Arnold

    I remember the first time I listened to the harmony of Crosby, Stills, & Nash, they had another member in the band with them which completed their super-stardom of the 70s.  Neil Young decided to leave for a solo career and became as popular (if not more) than the group he left.  I’m not a huge Neil Young fan, but after witnessing CS&N in concert as the opening act for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, I would have to say without hesitation that I truly missed Neil Young performing with his former band mates.

    Graham Nash and David Crosby

    Graham Nash and David Crosby

    David Crosby, Stephen Sills, and Graham Nash performed on this night in Nashville, TN as an opening act, but more of a double bill.  Their performance lasted 90 minutes, which included an encore of 2 very popular songs.

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      Pat Benatar Concert Review – Memphis, TN – Memphis Botanic Garden – 7/9/2010 (BLOG)

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        Posted 8/24/2010

        Written by James Downing

        Going to see a Pat Benatar concert is like putting a quarter in a classic rock juke box.  She performs hit after hit and her voice still sounds great!  By adding to that wonderful voice, Pat’s husband Neil Giraldo and his screaming guitar licks, you have one of the best shows on the classic rock circuit today.

        Pat Benatar In Concert - Neil Giraldo

        Pat Benatar In Concert - Neil Giraldo

        Pat Benatar In Concert

        Pat Benatar In Concert

        Pat didn’t have a new album out to promote this summer but she does have a book out called “Between A Heart And A Hard Place.”  Each city  tour stop became an appearance at a local bookstore to sign copies of the book and to meet her fans.  She was going to be at the Davis Kidd Book Store in Memphis at 12:30pm on the day of the show, so I packed up my bags and took off early that morning so that I could meet up with my friend Julie, who lives in Memphis, and go meet Pat.

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          BONNAROO Music Fest 2010 Part 2 of 2 – Manchester, TN – 6/13/2010 (Podcast 178)

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            Bonnaroo 2010 - Tom and Mike on the Bonnaroo Media Stage

            Bonnaroo 2010 - Tom and Mike on the Bonnaroo Media Stage

            On Sunday,June 13th, 2010, Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson covered the final day of the Bonnaroo Music Festival 2010.   

              
             

            Bonnaroo 2010 - Mike and Tom pose with a Concert Blast Fan

            Bonnaroo 2010 - Mike and Tom pose with a Concert Blast Fan

            Our podcast coverage included short interviews with fans and many live concert coverage with short clips from artists as John Fogerty, John Butler Trio,  Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Against Me, and Dropkick Murphys.   

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              BONNAROO Music Fest 2010 Part 1 of 2 – Manchester, TN – 6/11/2010 (Podcast 177)

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                Bonnaroo 2010 - The Main Stage

                Bonnaroo 2010 - The Main Stage

                Tom Thompson and guest co-host Steve Shattuck brought the first night of our coverage from Bonnaroo 2010 Part 1 of 2 (Friday).

                Bonnaroo 2010 - The Mushroom Cool Down Water Fountain

                Bonnaroo 2010 - The Cool Down MushroomWater Fountain

                James Downing was covering the Sheryl Crow concert in Chattanooga and Brian Hasbrook and Mike Arnold covered the CMA Festival in Nashville. Tom and Steve began the show reporting from the Damian Marley set and ended the evening with The Flaming Lips.

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                  REO Speedwagon Concert Review – Memphis, TN – Memphis Botanic Garden – 7/9/2010 (BLOG)

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                    REO Speedwagon

                    REO Speedwagon

                    Written by James Downing

                    Summer means one thing for fans of rock and roll music.  That is the time when your favorite rockers are likely to load up on the bus and hit the road.  They might have a new album to promote or they might not.  But one thing is for sure and that a lot of bands will be playing outside venues.  For the past 10 years The Memphis Botanic Garden has hosted a summer concert series called, “Live At The Garden.”  The series has hosted a wide range of bands from The Moody Blues to Diana Ross to Train just to name a few.  This year two of my favorites were co-headlining a tour that made a stop at The Garden.  That is Pat Benatar and REO Speedwagon.  Continue Reading…

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                      Paul McCartney Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena – 7/26/2010 (PODCAST 176)

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                        Paul McCartney - Up and Coming Tour

                        It was Monday, July 26th, 2010 when Nashville finally recieved the promise that Paul McCartney made about 38 years ago of putting Nashville, TN on his tour schedule.  Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, and James Downing were part of 20,000 extremely excited fans that believe it was well worth the wait. Continue Reading…

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                          Grand Funk Railroad – The Guess Who Concert Photos – Elizabethtown, KY – Freeman Lake Park – 6/26/2010 (PHOTOS)

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                            Grand Funk Railroad

                            On Saturday, June 26, 2010, Concert Blast hosts Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and James Downing traveled to Elizabethtown KY as they were invited by two of the best classic rock acts still on the road today, The Guess Who and Grand Funk Railroad. Continue Reading…

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