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Glen Campbell Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – 11/30/2011

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    Posted on 12/24/11

    Glen Campbell In Concert - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium - 11/30/2011

    Glen Campbell In Concert - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium - 11/30/2011

    Written by James Downing
    I have told the story here on Concert Blast about how my dad brought home a record player one day when I was about seven years old.  That day changed my life forever and opened the world of music up to me.  My mom was a big country music fan and would buy many records.  She would sit in my bedroom with me and we would listen to many of them.  Loretta Lynn, Bing Crosby, Donna Fargo and the list goes on and on.  There was one album that she bought that I really liked and that was a Glen Campbell album.  My favorite song off that album was called “Gentle On My Mind”.  I soon discovered that this guy had his own tv show each week and I would watch it everytime it came on.  As I grew up and started listening to rock and roll music, Glen Campbell’s music remained on my record player along side Alice Cooper, The Who, Kiss and all of the other bands that I listened to.
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      Glen Campbell Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – 11/30/2011 (Photos)

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        Posted on 12/23/2011

        Glen Campbell In Concert

        Glen Campbell In Concert - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium - 11/30/2011

        It was the first of two farewell Nashville, TN concerts from Glen Campbell at the historic Ryman Auditorium.  James Downing of Concert Blast wanted to be there to capture the end of his career and an important era in country music, so he purchased a ticket as soon as they went on sale and received an excellent seat to the November 30, 2011 show.  A seat close enough to capture great photos of the lengendary performer.

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          The Crowd Concert Review – Nashville’s Party Rock Band – Nashville, TN – Douglas Corner Café – 12/09/2011 (Podcast 225)

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             Posted on 12/18/2011

            The Crowd - Nashville's Party Rock Band

            The Crowd - Nashville's Party Rock Band

            On Friday December 9th 2011 something happened at a music club in Nashville, TN that members of the party rock band from the 80’s, The Crowd, thought would never happen… a reunion show!

            Two members of the Concert Blast team, Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson, were part of the rock band that began performing cover songs at parties in the early 1980s, decided to write and record a few original songs, had those originals played on the radio and began thrilling crowds at the private parties, rock clubs, colleges, and music festivals.  Now in 2011 the guys returned to a rock music club in Nashville, TN, Douglas Corner Café, to perform a reunion show to celebrate their first gig from 30 years ago. Also joining the reunion on stage was Tom’s twin brother and bassist of the band, Jim Thompson, the latest lead guitarist, Gary Conn, and the original lead guitarist, Dwayne Smith.

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              The Crowd Reunion Show Announcement – Nashville, TN – Douglas Corner Cafe – 12/09/2011 (Blog)

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                Posted on 12/02/2011

                THE CROWD 30 Year Reunion Show - Douglas Corner Cafe - Nashville, TN - 12/09/20111980 four friends got together to practice their instruments they were learning to play.  Within one year they decided to perform at a party.  That party led to another party, which led to another party, which led to another party and on and on… This band of four friends that grew up together was known as “The Crowd” (Mike Arnold (of Concert Blast), Tom Thompson (of Concert Blast), Jim Thompson (Tom’s twin brother), and Dwayne Smith).  In the early 80s, The Crowd became known as Nashville’s Party Band as they not only performed at parties, but also at various nightclubs, colleges, and music festivals in the middle Tennessee area.

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