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Steve Winwood with Michael Franti & Spearhead Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel – 5/18/2012 (Photos)

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    Posted On 5/30/2012

    Steve Winwood with Michael Franti & Spearhead Concert Fans

    Steve Winwood with Michael Franti & Spearhead Concert Fans

     
    On Friday May 18th, Steve Winwood and his opening act Michael Franti & Spearhead performed a benefit concert for Radner Lake in Nashville, TN.  The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel was extremely packed.  If the show wasn’t completely Sold-Out, it was very close.  In fact the general admission area in the back sold-out days before the concert and there were only a few reserved seats available.  Enjoy the concert photos from Mike Arnold.

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      Jack White Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium 5/15/2012

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        Posted on 5/25/2012

        Jack White In Concert - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

        Jack White In Concert - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium 5/15/12

        Jack White returned to the Ryman Auditorium once again to thrill his many Nashville, TN fans for two Sold-Out shows, Tuesday 5/15/12 and Wednesday 5/16/12.  Jack White’s current tour provides music from his solo efforts as well as his other musical projects which he has created.  Concert Blast friend (and huge Jack White fan) was lucky enough to purchase a ticket for the Tuesday night concert (both shows sold out in about 10 minutes) and wanted to write a review for us.  We gladly accepted.  Enjoy the Jack White concert review provided by Terri Gibson.

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          Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Review – Saturday 5/5/2012 (Podcast 231)

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            Posted on 5/24/2012

            Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival - From the Photo Pit

            Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival - From the Photo Pit

             
            Concert Blast returned to Day Two of the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival.  The team of Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, and our stand in photographer/helper, Steve Shattuck continued the podcast coverage for Saturday.

            Saturday’s podcast festivities included performances from Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Buddy Guy, The Cult, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Al Green, and Jane’s Addiction.

            Not only does this podcast include performance clips and our commentary of the performances, but Mike also enjoyed talking with some of the fans in attendance as well as a conversation with the phenomenal blues/rock guitarist, Kenny Wayne Shepherd.   Enjoy the blog and podcast review!

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              Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Photos – Saturday 5/5/2012 (Photos)

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                Posted on 5/21/2012

                Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival 5-5-2012 - The Fans

                Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival 5-5-2012 - The Fans

                Here’s day number two on the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival photo coverage of our annual event.  We continue to bring you more pictures from our fun without our expert photographer, Brian Hasbrook. Brian had a previous engagement so Mike and Tom borrowed a camera and brought along Steve Shattuck to help them with the photography duties.

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                  Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Review – Friday 5/4/2012 (Podcast 230)

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                    Posted on 5/14/2012
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                    Concert Blast returned to Memphis, TN to cover the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival once again.  This time the team consisted of Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, and our stand in photographer and helper, Steve Shattuck. 

                    Friday’s festivities included performances from Vol Beat, NeedToBreathe, Florence & the Machine, Megadeth, Evanescence, and Johnny Winter.  Not only does this podcast include the performance clips and our commentary of the performances, but Mike also enjoyed talking with some of the fans in attendance.  Enjoy the blog and podcast review!

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                      Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Photos – Friday 5/4/2012 (Photos)

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                        Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival - The Night Crowd

                        Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival - Friday May 4 2012

                        Posted on 5/12/2012
                         

                        Every year Concert Blast is invited to cover the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival and every year the guys look forward to attending the annual event.  This year was the year that Concert Blast didn’t have their professional photographer Brian Hasbrook with them. Brian had a previous engagement so Mike and Tom borrowed a camera and brought along Steve Shattuck to help them with the photography duties.

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                          Three Incredible Nights of Concerts at the Ryman Auditorium – Courtesy of AEG Live

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                            Posted on 5/10/2012

                            AEG LIVE EventsConcert promoters AEG Live / The Messina Group will be presenting three amazing concerts during the last three days of May at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.  AEG Live / The Messina Group will be presenting PRIMUS on May 29th. The Weir, Robinson, & Greene Acoustic Trio will perform in concert on May 30th.  Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will take over the Ryman Auditorium on May 31st.  Three nights in a row, the last three days in May, AEG Live / The Messina Group produces the fun at The Ryman.

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                              Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Ceremony – Cleveland, OH

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                                Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Ceremony Posted on 5/7/2012
                                 

                                Written by Josh Jackson
                                The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You either love it for the recognition it gives to the greatest of the genre, or hate it because of all the arguably deserving artists who have been left behind. Me? As a music lover, it’s hard for me not to be sucked into the scene. This was my 3rd year attending the ceremony, and in my opinion, was perhaps one of the best celebrations yet.

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                                  Train California 37 Album Review

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                                    Posted on 5/3/2012

                                    Train - California 37   

                                    Written by Mike Arnold
                                    Having been a Train fan from the day I heard the song, “Drops Of Jupiter”, I always look forward to hearing new material from the San Francisco based band. Although I am a fan of Train, I am not fanatic about any artist.  Some fans love everything their favorite artist records.  I never understood that and that is definitely not me!  In fact since I am such a huge fan, when listening and reviewing their music and concerts, I will be much more particular on what my favorite band from this century produces. 

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                                      Van Halen Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena – 4/27/2012

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                                        Posted on 5/1/2012

                                        Van Halen Tour 2012It was Friday, April 27th, 2012 when the long awaited return of Van Halen landed in the Music City.  Thousands of Van Halen fans were looking forward to this event and many of them asked us if Concert Blast were going to cover this event.  Several of the fans in attandance even were emailing and texting us wanting to know where we were.  Unfortuantely the Van Halen management did not approve us for concert review tickets (although their publicist tried).  They did approve our photo pass, but our photographers didn’t want to take photos from the sound board (too hard to shoot over the crowd) for three songs and be escorted out the door… HOWEVER, our good friend Josh Jackson was there and surprised us with a written review.  Enjoy the Review!

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