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Heart Concert Review – Chattanooga, TN – 4/15/2010 (BLOG)

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    Heart

    Chattanooga, TN April 15, 2010

    Tunica, MS April 17, 2010

    In the 70′s one thing was rare in rock and roll. That was a rock band that was fronted by a woman. You had the Carly Simons and the Carole Kings but there just wasn’t that many “rocker chicks” making music in the 70′s. That was until 1975 when two sisters from Seattle, Washington released the album “Dreamboat Annie”. The record was a huge hit and was heard blasting out of the speakers of any rock station not only in America, but all over the world. The two sisters were Ann and Nancy Wilson. They followed up “Dreamboat Annie” with “Magazine”, “Little Queen”, “Dog & Butterfly” and many more. Each album spawned hit single after hit single. The hits kept coming and the band had even more success in the 80′s.

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      WHO IS CONCERT BLAST? – Concert Blast – About Us

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        Concert Blast began with Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson. Three guys who grew up together in the Nashville, TN area. These guys have attended hundreds (if not over a thousand) concerts.

        Every time the guys would get together with friends, they would all want to know about the shows they’ve seen and found themselves discussing these concerts for long periods of time.

        Concert Blast on the Bonnaroo Media Stage

        Concert Blast on the Bonnaroo Media Stage - (left to right) Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson

        Mike thought a music talk show would make a great radio show. After failing to convince radio stations/companies that this format could be good for radio, he gave up. A couple of years later, Mike was introduced to podcasting. He approached Brian and Tom about the idea of discussing concerts on a podcast and they said let’s do it! Concert Blast formed a family friendly podcast and the first podcast was uploaded in May of 2005.

        Since our website began back in May of 2005 and have produced more than 200 audio shows with many blogs and posted photos.

        We have been invited to cover many concerts and music festivals such as the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, CMA Music Festival, as well as many of the top Music Concerts (Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, Ringo Starr, Bob Seger, Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Joan Jett, Night Ranger, and many more).

        We usually feature Classic Rock acts, but we do not limit ourselves to it.

        We were featured as one of the Top 5 Classic Rock podcasts from Classic Rock About.com.
        http://classicrock.about.com/od/2005/tp/rock_myths.htm

        In 2008 we were nominated as one of the People’s Choice Podcast Awards.

        Concert Blast Book - Concert Blast Experiences Written by Mike Arnold

        In 2009 James Downing joined the team as a blogger while Mike Arnold took time off to write his book on our Concert Blast Experiences.  James departed Concert Blast in 2012 to concentrate on his own blog/podcast/photos website, Monsters From The Basement.

        In April 2010 Mike Arnold released his book:

        “CONCERT BLAST EXPERIENCES Guest List-Backstage-VIP” and is back podcasting with Concert Blast.

        CONCERT BLAST EXPERIENCES
        Guest List-Backstage-VIP
        http://www.concertblast.com/book.html

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          Heart Concert Photos – Tunica, MS – 4/17/2010 (PHOTOS)

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            Heart in concert at Harrah’s in Tunica, MS – 4/17/2010

            Submitted by James Downing

            Heart went down south of Memphis, TN to the gambling area of Tunica, Mississippi to perform at the concert theatre in Harrah’s (formerly the Grand Casino).

            Nancy Wilson of Heart

            Nancy Wilson in Concert

            Ann and Nancy Wilson along with their band thrilled the packed house while James Downing took the photos.

            Ann Wilson

            Ann Wilson in Concert - Tunica, MS - 4/17/2010

            Nancy Wilson

            Nancy Wilson in Concert - Tunica, MS 4/17/2010

            CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PHOTOS!

            Enjoy!

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              George Thorogood Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 3/17/2010 (PHOTOS)

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                Concert Blast reviewed the George Thorogood Concert in Nashville, TN at the Wildhorse Saloon on St. Patrick’s Day.  Brian Hasbrook was on hand to take the photos.  Brian was restricted with the the first two songs from the 2nd floor at the Sound Board.  Thanks to Brian’s camera lens, the shots are still good ones. 

                CLICK HERE to Enjoy the

                George Thorogood Photos

                 

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                  Rick Springfield Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 2/13/2010 (PHOTOS)

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                    It was Valentine’s Day weekend as Rick Springfield made another appearance to Nashville, TN to perform two nights at the Wildhorse Saloon.  Concert Blast photographer Brian Hasbrook was on hand to take photos again this year on Saturday, February 13th.  As a special request from Rick’s former bandmate, Jack White (not from the White Stripes) who happened to be in town, Brian also took photos of Jack singing ”Mustang Sally” on Rick’s encore.

                    ENJOY THE PHOTOS (CLICK HERE!)

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                      ROGER DALTREY Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – 10/30/2009 (PHOTOS)

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                        Roger Daltrey, lead singer for The Who, performed a solo concert in Nashville, TN at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Friday October 30, 2009.  James Downing was on hand to review the concert and to share his photographs with the world wide web.

                        CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ROGER DALTREY CONCERT PHOTOS

                         

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                          MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME CEREMONY PHOTOS – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center – 10/12/09 (PHOTOS)

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                            Concert Blast gathered altogether once again to enjoy the Musicians Hall of Fame Ceremony in Nashville, TN at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 12, 2009.  Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, Tom Thompson all three were together again to produce another podcast of the evenings events and to post pictures of the evening.

                            The inductees included were; Charlie Daniels, Billy Cox, Chet Atkins, Dick Dale, Fred Foster, Victor Feldman, Paul Riser, and the band TOTO.

                            Those who performed were;  Charlie Daniels, TOTO, Billy Cox, Dick Dale, Rascal Flatts, Steve Wariner, Al Jardine, Gary Puckett, Tony Joe White,  Dickey Betts, Paul Yandell, and Chris Layton.

                            This post is to display the evening’s photos taken by Brian Hasbrook.

                            CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME PHOTOS

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                              Judas Priest & Whitesnake Tour Concert PHOTOS – Nashville, TN 7/22/09 (PHOTOS)

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                                Heavy Metal landed in Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium when the Judas Priest / Whitesnake tour hit the Municipal Aud. on July 22, 2009. Enjoy the Concert Photos from this anniversary event as both bands were celebrating anniversaries of two of their best selling LPs.

                                CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CONCERT PHOTOS

                                 Photos By James Downing

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                                  Tommy Tutone and Charlotte Medley Concert Photos From BB King’s in Nashville, TN (PHOTOS)

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                                    Concert Blast was invited to an after work party at BB King’s in downtown Nashville, TN. Mike, Brian, and Tom made a Concert Blast appearance to remember the songs of the Nashville resident hit maker, Tommy Tutone (Jenny 867-5309) with opening act singer/songwriter and friend of our show, Charlotte Medley.

                                    Here’s the link to the Photos which Brian Hasbrook took on the evening of July 16th 2009.
                                    Enjoy!

                                    CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PHOTOS

                                     

                                     

                                     

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                                      Billy Joel and Elton John Concert Photos – Nashville, TN 5/16/09 (PHOTOS)

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                                        The Elton John and Billy Joel Face To Face Tour rolled into Nashville’s Sommet Center Saturday night 05/16/09 and what a show it was.  Enjoy the photos submitted to us from James Downing.

                                        CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PHOTOS

                                         

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