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Concert Blast 2013 Flashback Video

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    Posted on 1/7/2014

    CMA Music Festival Riverfront Park Crowd
    As the guys from Concert Blast reflect back on the coverage performed in 2013, we thought it would be better to show you with hundreds of photographs taken throughout the year in a video segment. The year’s photo coverage began with an interview with singer/songwriter/actress Jewel from our guest blogger/photographer friend Samantha Shrader and ended with Mike Arnold‘s visit to the annual Christmas 4 Kids benefit touring of tour buses. This year also included the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, the CMA Music Festival, and the K-Love Fan Awards,  along with numerous concerts, interviews, and CD reviews throughout the year. Enjoy this video of the Concert Blast 2013 Flashback and Happy New Year from Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson!

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      Concert Blast Christmas Special 2013 (Podcast 258)

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        Posted on 12/23/2013

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        Mike Arnold - Brian Hasbrook - Tom Thompson

        It’s that time of the year again where we celebrate getting together with friends and family, eat lots of great food, wind down the year, but most importantly celebrate the birth of Jesus as The Christ. This podcast is reflecting on Christmas songs by rock artists submitted by Concert Blast listeners and some of our own favorites. Actually this podcast is a spliced and diced podcast from several past Christmas specials from 2005-2007. Listen to this audio podcast while Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson take you through several Christmas song clips… ENJOY!

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          John Mayer Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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            Posted on 12/11/2013

            John Mayer In Concert - Nashville, TN

            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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              Concert Blast Webisode 6 – Saturday Before The Festival – Memphis in May Part 5

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                Posted 10/22/2013

                Concert Blast at Rendezvous - Memphis, TN

                Concert Blast at Rendezvous - Memphis, TN

                Concert Blast hosts Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson take you on a journey of their day before they attend Day 2 of the 2013 Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival. This webisode begins with one of our sponsors, Rendezvous, then we walk over to the historic Peabody Hotel, and before we head to the festival we stop at Gibson’s Donuts! Having a great time before the music starts! Special thanks to Steve Shattuck for his video camera work. Enjoy our 6th Concert Blast Webisode.

                 

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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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                              Concert Blast Webisode 1 – How They Met

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                                Posted 9/13/2013

                                Concert Blast Co-Hosts at Bonnaroo

                                Concert Blast Co-Hosts at Bonnaroo

                                We’ve been discussing going video for a while and now it’s happening!  Concert Blast will now attempt to begin adding short video clips to our You Tube Channel  http://www.youtube.com/user/concertblast .  On this first Concert Blast webisode, Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson discuss how and when they met.  Upcoming video webisodes will include covering the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, the CMA Music Festival, and various other events.  Enjoy our first video webisode clip.

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                                  Vintage Trouble Interview – Podcast 255

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                                    Posted on 8/22/2013

                                    Vintage Trouble with Concert Blast

                                    Vintage Trouble with Concert Blast

                                    During the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN, Concert Blast had the opportunity to interview one of their favorite new bands, Vintage Trouble. Mike received a text and a phone call from the VP over the Memphis in May media to tell us we were approved for an interview with the guys after their performance. Which was a good thing since we were up against the stage barrier ready to enjoy their show. We accepted the invitation and met three of the four guys from Vintage Trouble in their back stage trailer to discuss several topics. During the festival our audio recorder went out so we had to rely on our video. We videoed the interview and used the audio for the podcast, but also have the video here through our Concert Blast You Tube Channel.  Here’s the interview with Mike and Tom leading the discussion with Ty Taylor (lead singer), Richard Danielson (drums), and Nalle Colt (guitar) joins the conversation later. Bassist Rick Barrio Dill had to leave to catch a flight at the airport as soon as they left the stage. ENJOY!
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                                      Laura Wilde Interview 7/28/2013 – Podcast 254

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                                        Posted on 8/19/2013

                                        Laura Wilde with Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson of Concert Blast

                                        Laura Wilde with Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson of Concert Blast

                                        It was time for Concert Blast to visit the Ryman Auditorium again in Nashville, TN.  This time it was a pre-sound check interview with the twenty-three year old blonde beauty guitar slinger from Australia, Laura Wilde.  Laura was in Nashville as the opening act on the Ted Nugent tour.  Although Laura is only twenty-three, her rock and roll musical tastes and knowledge goes way back.  Laura can carry on a conversation as if she grew up in the 1970s like the hosts of Concert Blast did.  Tom Thompson and Mike Arnold arrived early to the concert to head backstage to Laura’s band dressing room to conduct this fun interview.  Enjoy this conversation along with a few song clips from Laura Wilde’s current CD, “Sold My Soul”.

                                         

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