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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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      Rock Concerts and the Casino Mix

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        Posted on 10/22/2012

        Elvis - The King of Las Vegas

        Elvis - The King of Las Vegas

        Written by Mike Arnold
        Back in the late 1960s Elvis Presley started a trend in Las Vegas that still continues today, rock music at casinos.  This trend seemed to work for the casino business, although I personally never understood the mix.  If you are visiting a casino, it seems to me that music would be the last thing on your mind, unless you are celebrating a huge payoff!  If I wanted to attend a concert at a casino, gambling would be the last thing on my mind, but I’m not a gambler.

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          Rick Springfield Documentary Movie Review – An Affair of the Heart – 4/21/2012 (Podcast 229)

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            Posted on 4/29/2012

            An Affair of the Heart - Rick Springfield Documentary
            On Saturday April 21st, Concert Blast attended the Nashville premiere viewing of the Rick Springfield documentary movie, “An Affair of the Heart” at the Nashville Film Festival.  With this movie being focused on the relationship between Rick and his fans, you know there were fans attending this premiere!  Mike Arnold was there for his podcasting services and Concert Blast friend Joe Nelms provided the photography.  This podcast includes a lot of conversations with the fans before the showing, an introduction from the producers of the movie, a portion of the Q & A session after the movie, a short interview with movie director Sylvia Caminer and producer Melanie Lentz-Janey, a review of the movie, and favorite parts of the movie from the attending fans who traveled in from all over for this event. Listen to our podcast and read Mike’s blog on the evening.

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              Artists Crazy Concert Experiences – From Concert Blast Interviews (Podcast 202)

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                Posted 4/22/2011

                Concert Blast Experiences - Guest List-Backstage-VIPThis podcast is a special post from Mike Arnold’s book, Concert Blast Experiences - Guest List-Backstage-VIP.  This is actually an audio of Chapter 16 – Artists Crazy Concert Experiences.  We are giving this to you in the format of using the recorded clips from our Concert Blast Interviews.  Mike sets up each clip and then you will hear the artist tell their crazy concert experience.  Over 20 music artists are telling us their Crazy Concert Experience.

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                  Rick Springfield Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 3/11/2011 (Podcast 199)

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                    Posted 3/23/2011

                    Rick Springfield In Concert - Nashville, TN

                    Rick Springfield In Concert - Nashville, TN

                    It was Friday March 11, 2011 when Rick Springfield made his yearly appearance to the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN to perform his energetic rock set for the fans who came in from various cities on the east coast.

                    Mike Arnold and James Downing of Concert Blast were on hand to record a concert review audio podcast on the evening.  Since Brian Hasbrook and Tom Thompson were out of town, they invited one of their friends to join them as a special guest host,  singer/songwriter/performer Donna Frost.  During the concert review discussion, long-time Concert Blast friend Sue Street joined them for the discussion. 

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                      Rick Springfield Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 3/11/2011 (Photos)

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                        Posted 3/20/2011

                        Rick Springfield In Concert

                        Rick Springfield In Concert

                        Photos by James Downing

                        On Friday, March 11 2011, Rick Springfield made his annual return to the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN.   With Brian Hasbrook out of town on business, James Downing took charge of the photography duties for Concert Blast. 

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                          Concert Blast Video – Look Back on 2010 – Part 6 – The Final Chapter – October through December (Podcast 196)

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                            Posted 2/18/2011

                            Written by Mike Arnold

                            A Look Back 0n 2010- Part 6 The Final Chapter

                            While the concert-touring season has slowed down for the winter, I thought it would be nice to show our listening audiences what we went through in 2010.  I created multiple videos of our experiences with a month by month journey of our adventures.

                            Here’s Part 6, the final chapter of our 2010 Concert Blast Posts.  This video takes you through our experiences of October through December.

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                              Concert Blast Video – Look Back on 2010 Part 1 (Podcast 191)

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                                POSTED 1/12/2011Concert Blast Look Back 0n 2010 - Part 1

                                Written by Mike Arnold

                                While the concert touring season has slowed down for the winter, I thought it would be nice to show our listening audiences what we went through in 2010.  I created multiple videos of our experiences with a month by month journey of our adventures.

                                Here’s Part 1 of our 2010 Concert Blast Posts.  This video contains an Intro of our hosts (with the song “Shine” from the Newsboys) and then carries you through the months of January through April.

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                                  Concert Blast Thanksgiving Special 2010 (Podcast 187)

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                                    POSTED 11/25/2010

                                    CONCERT BLAST - Brian Hasbrook, Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, and James Downing

                                    CONCERT BLAST - Brian Hasbrook, Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, and James Downing

                                    HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM CONCERT BLAST!

                                    Here’s a Concert Blast Thanksgiving Special.  This podcast contains a portion of many different interviews from many different genres of music as the artists answer one question, “What are you thankful for?”

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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.

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