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CMA Festival 2010 – Nashville, TN – Part 3 (PODCAST 173)

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    Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and James Downing close out the series from the CMA Fest 2010 coverage with interviews with Bo Bice, Burns and Poe, Chelsea Field, Susan Hickman, and a preview from the CMT Secret Concert.

    This show begins with the Saturday CMA coverage as Mike, Brian, and James start the day at the Nashville club, Limelight, where Bo Bice held his fan club party.  Bo provided a breakfast, a short concert from some of his new material from his new CD 3, and a meet and greet with his fans. Continue Reading…

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      CMA Festival 2010 – Nashville, TN – 6/11/2010 – Part 2 (PODCAST 172)

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        Concert Blast brings you Part 2 of the CMA Music Festival 2010 coverage with Julianne Hough, Josh Turner, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, and Reba McIntyre.

        CMA FEST 2010

        CMA FEST 2010

        Mike Arnold talked with several fans in attendance on their thoughts of the CMA Music Festival and visiting Nashville, while Brian Hasbrook took the live concert photos.  Tom Thompson and James Downing were covering other events on this particular night. Continue Reading…

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          CMA Festival 2010 – Nashville, TN – 6/10/2010 – Part 1 (PODCAST 171)

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            CMA MUSIC FEST 2010
            CMA MUSIC FEST 2010

            Once again it was time for another CMA Music Festival.  As Mike Arnold mentioned in his book, the CMA Fest is the best music festival Concert Blast has ever covered.

            The Sign Says It All

            The Sign Says It All

            From the staff that run the festival, to the locations where the events take place, to the artists, their management, their publicists, and especially the fans! Continue Reading…

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              Concert Blast Interviews with George Klein, Charlie Daniels, Tommy Tutone, Billy Cox, Nate Whitlock, and Charlotte Medley (Podcast 170)

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                This show consists of six different short interviews with George Klein (Radio/TV personality, songwriter, author, and Elvis Presley’s long-time friend), Nate Whitlock (Memphis musician, solo artist, and brother of Eric Clapton’s sideman, Bobby Whitlock), Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix’s bass player and solo artist), Charlie Daniels (Country Rock solo artist), Charlotte Medley (singer/songwriter/performer), and Tommy Tutone (known for the song “Jenny 867-5309”).  These interviews were recorded from three different places over the past year.

                Mike Arnold with George Klein

                Mike Arnold (Concert Blast) with George Klein

                This show begins from the backstage area of the Beale Street Music Festival during the Memphis In May festivities.  George Klein invited Mike Arnold backstage to hang out after Jerry Lee Lewis’ set.  Mike interviewed George Klein discussing his career, his friendship with Elvis Presley, and his latest book, “Elvis, My Best Man.” Continue Reading…

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                  Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival 2010 – Part 2 (PODCAST 169)

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                    The second night of the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival coverage for our podcast begins with recordings from the establishment who sponsored day two of the festival, Rendezvous in downtown Memphis (our favorite place to eat Bar-B-Que Ribs).

                    Rendezvous Restaurant - Memphis, TN

                    Rendezvous - Memphis, TN

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                    The guys start the day by interviewing fans of the music festival and having a fun conversation with Percy, an employee of Rendezvous for 40 years.  Percy takes us down memory lane as he discussed the former Presidents and many stars who have attended the restaurant.

                    They ate a wonderful meal before heading to the Beale Street Music Festival while to enjoy the various genres of music from Colbie Caillat, Jerry Lee Lewis, Seether, Michael McDonald, along with Hall and Oates. Continue Reading…

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                      Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival 2010 – Part 1 (PODCAST 168)

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                        It was the first weekend in May and on Friday night April 30th 2010 Mike, Brian, Tom, with special helper Steve traveled to Memphis, TN to cover the Beale Street Music Festival during the Memphis In May festivities.

                        Photographer Brian Hasbrook with  Atlanta Concert Blast Fans

                        Brian Hasbrook with Concert Blast Fans From Atlanta

                        The guys were pleased to be back together covering one of their favorite concert festivals.  It seems to rain at least one day every year of the festival, but the skies were clear during most of the festival times, although there were many storms before and after.  One exception was when tornado warnings came  through Memphis on Saturday night and the headliners could not perform (more on this during Saturday’s coverage – Part 2).  On this podcast we cover only the Friday night events.

                        B52s - Beale Street Music Festival

                        B52s - Beale Street Music Festival

                        The B52s performed their fun-time dance party-rock that kicked off  the fun times at their stage.  Afterwards the stage headliner, Goo Goo Dolls, performed a full set with all their hits, several new tunes, and an encore of Supertramp’s “Give A Little Bit.”

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

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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 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.

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                            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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                                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

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                                  George Thorogood Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Wildorse Saloon – 3/17/2010 (PODCAST 164)

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                                    It was St. Patrick’s Day and the Wildhorse Saloon served up a great party for about 1,500 rock music fans while George Thorogood and the Destroyers provided the entertainment, which thrilled everyone in attendance.  Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and James Downing were there to cover the show (Tom Thompson was sick).

                                    There were technical difficulties while recording at the venue, so Mike later recorded a podcast of the concert review.  Click the link below to download (right click-Save Target As…) or listen to the podcast online.

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                                      GONE TOO SOON – PART 2 of 2 – A Tribute To The Rockers That Have Passed Away (PODCAST 163)

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                                        Mike, Brian, & Tom discuss rockers that have passed away in this Part 2 of 2 Music Discussion re-edited Podcast from 2006.  Artists that are discussed are; George Harrison – John Lennon – Kurt Cobain – Steve Clarke – Jim Morrison – Sid Vicious – John Bonham - Elvis Presley – Michael Hutchence – Rod Price – Lonesome Dave Peverett – Warren Zevon – Bob Marley – The Ramones – Janis Joplin – New York Dolls – T Rex – Duane Allman – Tommy Bolin – Randy Rhodes – Karen Carpenter – Mama Cass Elliot – Cub Coda – Sweet – Uriah Heep

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