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Posted on 11/1/13
Vintage Trouble In Concert - Nashville, TN 10/18/2013
It was a cool October Friday night in Nashville, TN as the first annual Marathon Music Village Festival hosted the Los Angeles based, energetic rock/soul band, Vintage Trouble. Concert Blast was on site to produce another audio podcast concert review on this fun evening. “Troublemakers” (the nickname of their fan base) came in from different parts of the country and we met one fan from France. Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson were back together again for this evening of fun. Enjoy the podcast!
Posted on 8/31/2013
This year Concert Blast has been asked to review many new CDs from various artists and music genres. While we were covering the CMA Music Festival in Nashville this year we were introduced to a local country music artist from Oklahoma with a wonderful personality that we loved, Jenny Casey. We spent some time with Jenny during the multiple events and we all had a fun time together. Since Jenny was about to release her new CD, “Rockin’ The House”, we asked her if she was brave enough to have us review her new project. Jenny was thrilled for us to offer and sent us a CD to review. Enjoy Mike Arnold’s song by song review with an overall recap of Jenny Casey’s “Rockin The House”. Continue Reading…
Posted on 8/28/2013
Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience In Concert - Nashville, TN
Last year we first heard about Jason Bonham performing with a group of musicians that included a singer, who sounded as good as or better than Robert Plant, performing a Led Zeppelin tribute show. We thought that is exactly what Jason needs to do with his time since he is a devoted fan of the famous classic rock band which his father had a major part of creating their popularity. We thought that could be a successful tour and before we knew it, the tour was on its way. First as an opening slot for Heart, who also does a great job performing Led Zeppelin songs, as well as joining Heart to perform together after their set (the Heartbreaker Tour). Throughout this tour Jason Bonham’s group would stop at certain cities along the way to perform as a headliner. Nashville, TN was on that special tour stop. Concert Blast was invited to cover the show, so Mike Arnold was there the night Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience performed at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium. Enjoy his concert review!
Posted on 8/15/2013
Ted Nugent In Concert - Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium 7/28/2013
The Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent, returned to one of his favorite cities to rock, Nashville, TN, to perform his show at the mother church of country music, The Ryman Auditorium. It’s ironic to say the word “Church” and Ted Nugent in the same sentence! Ted Nugent didn’t calm down his profanity filled concert while performing in one of Nashville’s first churches. If he did calm it down, then I wouldn’t want to see the normal performance! Concert Blast was invited to this performance to cover the Motor City Madmouth… uh… I mean Madman and we were excited. The main things we were excited about was seeing one of our favorite rock singers, Derek St. Holmes, perform the songs he helped made famous in front of a large excited crowd, and to interview the opening act, the young rock beauty from Australia, Laura Wilde. Enjoy the concert review from Mike Arnold.
Posted on 8/14/2013
The Monkees In Concert - Nashville, TN
Concert Blast was invited to cover The Monkees in concert as they returned to Nashville, TN to perform at the historic Ryman Auditorium. With The Monkees touring without Davy Jones, many fans were wondering how good could it be. Other devoted fans of Davy Jones can’t imagine seeing them in concert without the main front man. Mike Arnold was available to capture this event and he’s glad he went. Not only did the artists make this event a fun show, the enthusiasm of those in attendance added to the atmosphere to bring this party to life! Enjoy Mike Arnold’s concert review as he steps through every song on the set list!
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Posted on 8/10/2013
It was another music filled July night in Nashville, TN as new artist Bree performed in the historic Cannery at The Mercy Lounge. Bree recently did a media blitz to push her album debut, “All American Girl”. This show wasn’t necessarily a show for the media, but a show for her friends as she celebrated her birthday, which is why Concert Blast wanted to be a part of it. Mike Arnold covered this concert review by himself due to Brian Hasbrook being on vacation and Tom Thompson having a last minute family emergency. Mike started the podcast with a short talk with Bree, then stepped through each song of her performance. After the show Mike spoke with the drummer, David Castello and a post show discussion with Bree before his recap and rating. Enjoy our 253rd podcast and/or read the written blog on the Bree Concert Review!
Posted on 8/5/2013
One of Concert Blast’s favorite bands from the 80s is the Hard Rockers Cinderella. When we got the word that their lead singer/front man, Tom Keifer, was going to put out a solo album, we were kind of excited and sort of nervous at the same time. Excited that there was going to be more music from the voice of Cinderella, but nervous due to not knowing what style of music it was going to be. Before it was released Tom went on a solo tour with a full band of his excellent musician friends. After seeing the live show in Nashville, we were ready for the solo project. Here’s Mike Arnold’s track by track CD review of Tom Keifer’s “The Way Life Goes”.
Posted on 7/31/2013
John Waite has been a long time favorite of Concert Blast. We’ve loved his music when he was with The Babys, Bad English, as well as his solo career. John has been on our show a couple of times for interviews and concert reviews. We all agree that he still has one of the best voices in rock music today. His voice can get rock and roll gritty and then turn on the charm for a ballad that makes us think about our loved ones. So it goes without saying that we were thrilled when we received the notice that the John Waite‘s camp wanted us to review his latest CD, “John Waite – Live All Access” Enjoy the CD review written by Mike Arnold.
Posted on 7/25/2013
Bret Michael in Concert - Biloxi Hard Rock
From time to time we run across someone that impresses us with their passion and the same love that Concert Blast has for live music… Oh, and may I say their work is excellent as well. Whenever we meet these people, we want them to share their passion with our readers. We met Alabama Tina years ago at a Stryper concert in Nashville, TN and have been friends ever since. Tina has been a guest blogger for Concert Blast in the past and she has once again offered her services to cover one of her favorite rock artists (and friend), Bret Michaels. We’ve followed Bret for years and would love to have him on our show someday, but until then we will just discuss his concert. Tina is sharing her Biloxi, MS trip as she reviews Bret Michaels in concert… ENJOY!
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Posted on 7/20/2013
Fans From Australia - CMA Music Festival 2013
As we approached the last night of the CMA Music Festival 2013, we were sadden to see it all come to a close, but we were even more saddened to experience the sets that were shortened due to the threat of the bad weather which was approaching downtown Nashville, TN. This Sunday night Concert Blast staff consisted of Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson. And our guest Will Perry, as he substituted for the ill Brian Hasbrook. Listen to this podcast and/or read Mike Arnold’s blog on the coverage of this fun, but disappointed evening as we covered (in order) Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Jake Owen, and Carrie Underwood.