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Posted on 4/22/2014
John and Jacob - In Concert - Nashville, TN
From time to time we have guest bloggers doing our job. This particular post was written by one of our favorite guest bloggers, Alabama Tina (Tina Williams). On April 10th, Alabama Tina made a trip up I-65 to Nashville, TN to catch one of her favorite new up and coming acts in the country music genre, John and Jacob (John Davidson and Jacob Bryant). In Tina’s words, “John and Jacob are like a high octane fuel taking Nashville by storm right now with their hit song, “Be My Girl,” which was featured on Season 2 Episode #205 of the ABC television show Nashville.” Enjoy the concert review, photos, and a little more from Alabama Tina.
Posted on 4/12/2014
Billy Joel In Concert - Nashville, TN
It was a festive Friday night in Nashville, TN as Billy Joel returned to the Music City to perform another one of his arena-filled, hit-filled, concerts at the large Bridgestone Arena. Concert Blast was sent an email to cover this show on the morning of the concert. Billy Joel’s staff provided two excellent seats to the concert as well as a photo pass. Mike Arnold agreed to write the review while our photographer friend, Sam Shrader took the photos. Enjoy the coverage!
2014 Musicians Hall of Fame Awards Show Grand Finale
Concert Blast covered the 2014 Musicians Hall of Fame Awards Show in Nashville, TN featuring Chris Isaak (a tribute to Roy Orbison), Will Lee (Late Night with David Letterman‘s CBS Orchestra) with Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble (a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan), Randy Bachman (formerly of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive),and the legendary Peter Frampton . Tom Thompson and Mike Arnold covered this event with the help of Allen Atkinson (substituting for Brian Hasbrook ). Lots of live clips including Tom Thompson playing drums at the VIP After Party! Enjoy the Concert Blast 11th Video Webisode!
Posted on 12/11/2013
John Mayer In Concert - Nashville, TN (Photo by www.examiner.com)
John Mayer returned to Nashville, TN on Wednesday December 4th, 2013 for another performance with speical guests, Philip Phillips. Although Concert Blast wasn’t invited this time to review his concert, one of our guest bloggers attended the show and was kind enough to provide Concert Blast readers with her thoughts on these performances. Enjoy the John Mayer / Phillip Phillips concert review by guest blogger Terri Gibson.
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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!