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Mike Arnold Returns to the Stage with Crawford White – Almost Unplugged Tour

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    Posted on 9/15/2014

    Crawford White and Mike Arnold - "Almost Unplugged Tour"

    Crawford White and Mike Arnold - "Almost Unplugged Tour"

     

    Concert Blast creator, blogger, and podcast co-host, Mike Arnold, has been known to not only to review rock concerts, but to rock the stage himself. Mike is known in the Nashville, TN area as one of the best front men in the live music club scene while performing with his band, Mike Arnold and the Music City Rockers along with his extraordinaire lead guitarist (and band leader), Crawford White.  Mike and Crawford announced they are now booking shows billed as Mike Arnold and Crawford White – “Almost Unplugged Tour”.  This tour kicks off Saturday, September 20th in Adairville, Kentucky.  Read the entire press release

     

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      Concert Blast Webisode 4 – The Sheryl Crow Photo Dilemma – Memphis in May Part 3

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        Posted on 9/30/2013

        Concert Blast in the Media Trailer at Memphis in May 2013

        Concert Blast in the Media Trailer at Memphis in May 2013

        On this fourth Concert Blast Webisode we explain that during the opening night of the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, Sheryl Crow was the first of three acts for the entire weekend to refuse the photographers from taking concert photos of her show. The photographers in the media trailer were very upset on this decision and you will see and hear their rants about her. Brian Hasbrook explains the photo pit access while Tom Thompson and Mike Arnold pick on Brian for not taking photos of Sheryl from the middle of the crowd. Enjoy Concert Blast Webisode 4 – The Sheryl Crow Photo Dilemma – Memphis in May 2013 Part 3.

         

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          Concert Blast Webisode 3 – Arriving at the Music Festival – Memphis in May Part 2

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            Posted on 9/25/2013
             

            Concert Blast Arrives at Memphis in May

            Concert Blast Arrives at Memphis in May 2013 - Brian Hasbrook, Tom Thompson, and Mike Arnold

            The co-hosts of Concert Blast (Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson) arrives at the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival. They introduce the show then head to a stage before getting kicked off of the back path (which they nicknamed The Media Path) and now they must walk through the crowd and the mud throughout the cold, wet weekend. The webisode finishes up at a wine tasting booth which Mike Arnold (who doesn’t drink) partakes in the various flavors. Enjoy this Concert Blast webisode!

             

             

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              Concert Blast Webisode 2 – Memphis Bound – Memphis in May Part 1

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                Posted on 9/20/2013

                Concert Blast Webisode 1 - Memphis Bound - Memphis in May Part 1

                Tom, Brian, and Mike discuss the Beale Street Music Festival before leaving the hotel.

                Concert Blast continue with the video webisodes.  In “Webisode 2 – Memphis Bound“, Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson take you on their travel from Nashville to Memphis as they prepare for the 2013 Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival.  This is the first of many webisodes from the famous music festival.  This webisode begins with Mike, Brian, and Tom discussing what it’s like for media covering the music festival.  Then they stop for lunch in Jackson, TN at the Casey Jones Village to enjoy the food at the Old Country Store and Restaurant (Tom’s favorite place to eat).  The guys finally arrive in the cold, wet town of Memphis, TN to prepare for the festival.  Enjoy the video!

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                  CMA Music Festival 2013 – Stadium Concerts Coverage – Saturday 6/8/2013 – Podcast 251

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                    Posted on 7/13/2013

                    Concert Blast Los Angeles Friends at the CMA Music Fest 2013 - Saturday 6/8/2013

                    Concert Blast Los Angeles Friends at the CMA Music Fest 2013 - Saturday 6/8/2013

                    It was night three, Saturday, during the stadium concerts that the CMA Music Festival 2013 got the biggest surprise on the history of the festival and Concert Blast was there to cover it. There were the guest hosts of the night with Willie, Jase, and Si Robertson from the popular TV Show, Duck Dynasty, but that wasn’t the biggest surprise. The Country Music Festival was turned into a rock and roll party as super rocker, Lenny Kravitz made an appearance to see how country fans liked rocking. They like it for about 15 to 20 minutes before they had enough and was ready to get back to the country side of life. Listen to this podcast (or read this blog) from Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson as they covered (in order) Florida Georgia Line, Lenny Kravitz, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, and headliner Keith Urban, not to mention the other surprise guests and the fans we talked with… ENJOY!

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                      3 Doors Down Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena 6/20/2012

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                        Posted on 6/7/2012

                        Brad Arnold of 3 Doors Down performs at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on June 20 2012 during the Gang of Outlaws tour

                        Brad Arnold of 3 Doors Down In Concert - Nashville, Tennessee

                           
                         
                        3 Doors Down took the Nashville, TN stage on Wednesday June 20th at the Bridgestone Arena as the middle act on the Gang of Outlaws Tour (along with Gretchen Wilson and headliner ZZ Top).  Concert Blast was invited to cover this show, so Mike Arnold enjoyed the evening coving this event.  Enjoy Mike’s blog review of 3 Doors Down.  Special Thanks to Samantha Shrader for helping us with the photos!

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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 – 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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                                  Concert Blast Hosts Remember 2011 – Part 3 – Mike Arnold

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                                    Posted on 1/20/2012

                                    Concert Blast - Mike Arnold's 2011 FavoritesWe felt Concert Blast had a successful year in 2011 with our stats and the experiences we were very blessed to encounter. We will have a series of Concert Blast Blogs from each of us that is dedicated to 2011 as Mike Arnold, James Downing, and Tom Thompson remember their favorite times covering events for Concert Blast.

                                    Here is Mike Arnold’s Concert Blast Favorites from 2011.

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                                      Concert Blast Hosts Remember 2011 – Part 2 – Tom Thompson

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                                        Posted on 1/17/2012

                                        Concert Blast Host Tom Thompson Remembers 2011We felt Concert Blast had a successful year in 2011 with our stats and the experiences we were very blessed to encounter. We will have a series of Concert Blast Blogs from each of us that is dedicated to 2011 as Mike Arnold, James Downing, and Tom Thompson remember their favorite times covering events for Concert Blast. 
                                        This Blog is Tom Thompson’s Concert Blast Favorites from 2011.

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