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B-52s Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon (Podcast 223)

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    Posted on 11/04/2011

    B-52s In Concert - Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson

    B-52s In Concert - Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson

    It was Thursday October 6th in Nashville, TN when the B-52s made their tour stop at the Wildhorse Saloon to thrill a Sold-Out crowd.   The place had plenty of festive fans dressed up and ready to dance and sing along with the classic hits provided by the B-52s. Mike, James, and Tom of Concert Blast enjoyed the night as much as the rest of those in attendance.

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      B-52s Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon (Photos)

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        Posted on 11/02/2011

        B-52s in Concert

        B-52s in Concert

        The B-52s returned to Nashville, TN to perform a Sold-Out show at the world famous Wildhorse Saloon.  Concert Blast was invited to cover the concert so James Downing was on hand to provide his photography skills.

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          Stella Parton Interview – Dolly Parton’s Sister’s Book and CD ‘Tell It Sister, Tell It’ (Podcast 209)

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            Posted 6/22/2010

            Stella Parton with Mike Arnold and James Downing

            Stella Parton with Mike Arnold and James Downing

            As part of the CMA Week coverage, Mike Arnold and James Downing had the priviledge to have a conversation with the “Legendary Maverick”, Stella Parton. 

            This interview was conducted at the Parlor Studio on 16th Avenue (Music Row area) in Nashville, TN (although they met in the studio, the interview was conducted using the Concert Blast equipment).  There is lots of humour and a few serious moments in this interview as Stella describes her new book, “Tell It Sister, Tell It” and the CD (with the same name) that has songs which go hand in hand with the book.

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              ZZ Top Concert Review – Nashville, TN – The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel – 6/5/2011 (Blog)

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                Posted on 6/21/2011

                ZZ Top In Concert - Nashville, TN - Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons

                ZZ Top In Concert - Nashville, TN - Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons

                Written by James Downing

                When I was 15 years old my dad got me a job riding in an 18 wheeler on a route with a guy and helping him unload boxes at each of his stops in Tennessee and Kentucky. One thing made me excited about this job was that the truck driver had 2 boxes of eight track tapes that he carried with him on his route each day. I could not wait to see what he had in the box. The first morning of the job I asked if I could look at his tapes. When I opened the first box he reached over and pulled out a tape and said something like “Let’s go down to Texas.” I told him I had better call my parents if we were going to Texas because they just thought that we were going to Kentucky. He laughed and said “No man, this is ‘That Little Ole Band From Texas’ ZZ Top, you ever heard them?” I told him no as he pushed the tape into the player and the first song that played was “Just Got Paid” I was a fan after that first song. After that day I listened to the local FM station and heard a lot of songs by ZZ Top and found out they were very popular. I went to several of their shows and loved their music more with each album.

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                  ZZ Top Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel – 6/5/2011 (Photos)

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                    ZZ Top In Concert - Nashville, TN

                    ZZ Top In Concert - Nashville, TN

                    Posted on 6/20/2011

                    ZZ Top returned to Nashville, TN to perform at the new outdoor concert venue, The Woods at Fontanel. The capacity of this venue is 4,500 and there were at least that many people there to enjoy the southern rock sounds of ZZ Top!

                    James Downing was on hand to enjoy this event with his camera.
                    Enjoy these excellent ZZ Top concert photos!

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                      Eddie Money Concert Review with Stacie Collins Band – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 5/13/2011 (Podcast 207)

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                        Posted 06/08/2011

                        Eddie Money in Concert - Nashville, TN

                        Eddie Money in Concert - Nashville, TN

                        Eddie Money returned to Nashville, TN on Friday May 13th 2011 for another performance at the World Famous Wildhorse Saloon.  The guys from Concert Blast were more than excited about this show not only because of Eddie Money, but his opening act is one of our favorite live bands, The Stacie Collins Band.  Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, Tom Thompson, and James Downing were all on hand for an audio podcast of this fun night with several live clips.

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                          Eddie Money Concert Photos with Stacie Collins Band – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 5/13/2011 (Photos)

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                            Eddie Money in Concert - Nashville, TN

                            Eddie Money in Concert - Nashville, TN

                            Posted on 6/7/2011

                            On Friday May 13th, Concert Blast was more than ready to catch two of their favorite acts on the same bill at one of their favorite concert venues.  Eddie Money returned to Nashville with opening act, The Stacie Collins Band.  All four Concert Blast hosts were there for the coverage and Brian Hasbrook provided the excellent photos for the evening.

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                              Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival (Part 2 of 2) – Memphis, TN – 4/30/2011 (Podcast 205)

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                                Posted 5/17/2011

                                Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival 2011

                                Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival 2011

                                Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook of Concert Blast covered Saturday’s 2011 Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival with artists; John Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams, Mumford and Sons, Jerry Lee Lewis, Hinder, and Paul Thorn.

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                                  Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Photos (Part 2 of 2) – Memphis, TN – 4/30/2011 (Photos)

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                                    Posted 5/16/2011

                                    Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival - Mumford & Sons

                                    Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival - Mumford & Sons

                                    Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook of Concert Blast covered Saturday’s 2011 Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival with artists; Lucinda Williams, Mumford and Sons, Jerry Lee Lewis, Hinder, and Paul Thorn. Unfortunately, JohnMellencamp did not allow the media into the photo pit and Ke$ha’s stage show was too dark for the non-flash cameras.

                                    Enjoy the concert photos taken by Brian Hasbrook on this day two of his Photo Postings.

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                                      Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Photos (Part 1 of 2) – Memphis, TN – 4/29/2011 (Photos)

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                                        Posted on 5/12/2011

                                        Flaming Lips Concert - Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival

                                        Flaming Lips Concert - Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival

                                        Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook of Concert Blast covered Friday night’s 2011 Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival with artists; Stone Temple Pilots, Flaming Lips, MGMT, Cake, Everclear, Cage the Elephant, & B.o.B.. 

                                        Enjoy the concert photos taken by Brian Hasbrook on this first of two Photo Postings.

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