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Updated December 21 2016

DECEMBER 30

TOMMY WOMACK + KENNY LEE
Picasso's Reunion at Tidball's, Bowling Green, Kentucky


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DECEMBER 27

GUTHRIE TRAPP playing with JIMMY HALL at 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville
2 mighty musicians.
I saw Jimmy Hall with one of my favourite guitar players, Jeff Beck at the Ryman a few months ago.
Guthrie Trapp is pretty damned good too and a busy road/ session player.


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DECEMBER 26
JAMBODIANS 16th Annual extravaganza in Bowling Green, Kentucky
Top local musicians playing for charity to benefit the Son Rhea Foundation that provides art education and instruments for local children.


JIMMY HALL with Jonell Mosser + Sheila Lawrence.



Jonell Mosser, Sheila Lawrence + Kenny Lee (keys).


DUCK BUTTER - L-R: KENNY LEE, SAM BUSH + JOHN COWAN
Byron House - bass and Jeff Jones - drums (out of frame)


DUCK BUTTER - L-R: SAM BUSH, JOHN COWAN + BYRON HOUSE
Kenny Lee Smith - guitar and Jeff Jones - drums (out of frame)


KEN SMITH aka KENNY LEE is a respected musician, teacher and mentor to other guitar players and former local club owner,
who also runs Kentucky Blues


SHEILA Lawrence is a local Kentuckian who tours with Brenda Lee, is a member of Kentucky Thunder and is a busy session singer.


BYRON HOUSE is a great bass player and a lovely man.


JIM DANDY of Black Oak Arkansas sang "Jim Dandy To The Rescue" with The Kentucky Headhunters.

More pictures of this great night to be added
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DECEMBER 19
CAGE THE ELEPHANT rock Nashville's, Basement East



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TRUST! - Matt Schulz


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DECEMBER 19
ROLAND WHITE (Bluegrass Mandolin)
at The Station Inn, Nashville
About to play Christmas Time's A Comin' with Shawn Camp


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DECEMBER 18
GREG MARTIN (Kentucky HeadHunters) Blues Band
at the Phoenix Theatre, Bowling Green, Kentucky
with: Dean Smith - bass, Thane Shearon - vocals, Steve Holmes - drums.


playing Rory Gallagher’s “Bullfrog Blues”

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DECEMBER 17
THE SMOKING FLOWERS
(Kim and Scott Collins) performing the Pogues “Fairytale Of New York”
hosting a concert benefiting Nashville’s Second Harvest Food Bank.
Good music, by good people for a good cause.

Peter Hyrka - accordion
The Basement, Nashville
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DECEMBER 12
REEVES GABRELS
and His Imaginary Friends rocked The Family Wash, East Nashville
I imagined I was there - Imagined I heard some great guitar playing - Imagined I drank a beer - Imagined I made some pictures

Imagined meeting some of my friends.

Reeves is an innovated guitarist, renowned for his work with David Bowie and The Cure (new tour in 2016)




The Family Wash, East Nashville
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DECEMBER 7
BILL LLOYD
public celebration of his 60th Birthday with a gig




L-R: Pat Buchanan, Bill, Beth Neilsen Chapman + Jonell Mosser


Kathy Mattea

The Family Wash, East Nashville
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DECEMBER 5
NICK LOWE
opened his "Quality Holiday Revue with Los Straightjackets" at Nashville's City Winery with a few acoustic songs
then launched into a brilliant set. The room was packed with musicians, friends, family and fans.

Respected and loved by many, Nick Lowe's songs are carved from real life. Some will bring your emotions to their knees and then he will lift you up with some rocking songs and stories. A true master and an English original. Good looking chap too.






City Winery, Nashville

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DECEMBER 2
JACK PEARSON
with Joshua Hunt (drums) + Charles Treadway (organ)
This may be the best show in Nashville. 1st Wednesday of every month at The Station Inn.
Original innovated music that "wows" everyone in the audience. Jack is a great guitar player. Joshua Hunt on drums is fabulous. Charles on organ rounds out the trio.


The Station Inn, Nashville
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DECEMBER 2
FATS KAPLIN
with Kristi Rose and guests played a wonderful show


5 Spot, East Nashville
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NOVEMBER 28
EMMYLOU HARRIS
graced the stage at the 'Leonard Arnold Memorial Toast and Jam' at Kimbro's in Franklin
In this picture, Dave Pomeroy - bass + Rick Lonow - drums.


Emmylou and Vince Gill sang an angelic version of Townes Van Zandt's, "If I Needed You". It has never sounded better.




Vince Gill and Danny Flowers discussing Leonard Arnold's guitars.




Kristine Arnold and Danny Flowers - "People Get Ready"

Also playing: Kristine Arnold, Janis Oliver, Al Perkins and others.
Kimbro's, Franklin
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NOVEMBER 23
GREG GARING
is a gifted songwriter with such hits as, AM I EVEN A MEMORY
Greg is battling serious health issues. He is fighting and wining,
but needs our help to pay expensive bills.

I donated. LET'S GIVE GREG A REAL PRESENT!
https://www.gofundme.com/greggaring


Thr Basement East, Nashville
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NOVEMBER 22
DAVID OLNEY
Sunday afternoon gig at Brown's Diner, playing his composition, Train Wreck.
“You Never Know” with Olney, but it's always good.
Also liked his rendition of The Zombies' "She's Not There”.


Here's the studio version of Train Wreck. Better live!
Brown's Diner, Nashville
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NOVEMBER 21
DENNY LAINE
Wonderful to meet Denny Laine having been brought up on music like the Moody Blues.
Lovely man, a true professional and original, who has been there, done it all and is still a working musician.
The location was formerly songwriter, Curley Putnam's farm where Paul and Wings stayed in the summer of '74.
Stories were told and the music was bloody great. Notably, Steve Holley on drums was supreme.
No wonder top stars like Paul McCartney worked with these chaps.


Legacy Farms, Lebanon, Tennessee
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NOVEMBER 20
TOMMY WOMACK
celebrating 53 years on this planet with a gig and friends


The Family Wash, East Nashville
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NOVEMBER 19
THE EARLS OF LEICESTER
SHAWN CAMP
about to take the stage at the City Winery, Nashville
Amazing band and show.


JERRY DOUGLAS after the show

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NOVEMBER 16
RODNEY CROWELL + EMMYLOU HARRIS
The concert also featuring: The Sam Bush Band, Jeff Black, John Oates, Jim Lauderdale and Alison Krauss,
benefits the Pujols Family Foundation for Down Syndrome.



Deidre Pujols, Peter Cooper and David DeSanctis, star of “Where Hope Grows”
David is a cool young man, full of joy and was telling me about his role in the movie as I took this picture.



JOHN OATES rehearsing before the show. MANEATER was excellent with the SAM BUSH BAND


SAM BUSH and JOHN OATES before the show


JIM LAUDERDALE + EMMYLOU HARRIS wait in the wings before taking to the stage.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville
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NOVEMBER 16
DAN PENN
Celebrating his 74th birthday with an "intimate" solo show of stories and songs.


City Winery, Nashville
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NOVEMBER 14
WEBB WILDER - WEBB FEST 10 - Nashville

WEBB + The Beatnecks (Jimmy Lester - drums + Tom Comet - bass) R O C K E D

WEBB + DAN PENN - WEBB FEST 10
Legendary songwriter, Dan Penn co-wrote "Only A Fool" with Webb (track 4 / Mississippi Moderne)
The cover photograph is by me. Love this album.


Moments before the show


Exit/In, Nashville
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NOVEMBER 13
TIM CARROLL + LUELLA WOOD -
The 5 Spot


5 Spot, Nashville
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NOVEMBER 12


Justin Amaral - drums + Daniel Seymour - bass


Douglas Corner, Nashville
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NOVEMBER 12
BIG STEVE
Everybody loves Steve, Nashville's most genial gentle giant doorman.


Douglas Corner, Nashville
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NOVEMBER 11
RORY HOFFMAN
performing his arrangement of Behind Closed Doors with his fabulous band: Ray Von Rotz, Paul Kramer, Bobby Durham and Jim Hoke.
A multi instrumentalist and unique arranger Rory Hoffman played an assortment of instruments, covers and originals.
Jim Hoke may be Rory's musical twin, because between them they played around 20 instruments.
More please. Come back and grace the Station Inn stage Rory and bring the band and the cartful of gear. BRAVO!!!




Station Inn, Nashville
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NOVEMBER 7
Shindig Mafia USO Big Band Dance
"Stepping Out With My Baby"




JEN JONES - The Willies

Lane Motor Car Museum, Nashville
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NOVEMBER 7
PHIL KAUFMAN (aka ROAD MANGLER)
Phil survived a near fatal motor cycle crash in July. He is 80 years old, loved by all.
Phil Kaufman has road managed: Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Frank Zappa, Joe Cocker, Nanci Griffith, Etta James and many more.
He needs HELP to pay for food and medical and we all need some MANGLING.


Musicians donated their time to play a
Fundraiser for Phil and raise money for a good cause, at Douglas Corner.
A great night of Nashville music community support. And kudos to Mark Robinson for herding Nashville cats!
Here's the link to HELP PHIL www.gofundme.com/2z29vhd8


PHIL
with TIM CARROLL and LUELLA WOOD who donated their talents.

TIM CARROLL and LUELLA WOOD playing "Manglerdesh-2" to benefit Phil.

Douglas Corner, Nashville
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NOVEMBER 6
The DEAD BAND shakes dem bones


Nashville
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NOVEMBER 4
JACK PEARSON played Nashville's Station Inn
While the CMA lot did their thing, Guitar players like Tommy Emmanuel sat in and other talented musicians were hanging out.
Pete Finney (steel) is on the left / Guthrie Trapp (guitar) is checking his phone.
The music was wonderful.




L-R: Charles Treadway (organ) / Joshua Hunt (drums) / Jack Pearson
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OCTOBER 21 / 9:34 pm
BEBE BUELL show
3rd and Lindsley, Nashville

CRYSTAL GAYLE + Beth Hooker backstage
Crystal sang a duet with Bebe Buell on two songs: BE A WOMAN + HOLD YOU IN MY HEART.


Crystal
and Bebe Buell - HOLD YOU IN MY HEART.

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OCTOBER 17
JOHN CARTER CASH
and the Endless Circle Band - Douglas Corner, Nashville


When fiancée, Ana Cristina takes to the stage the room lights up and so does John Carter.
I could not be happier for two people who found each other in the maize of life.
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OCTOBER 14
TOM PETERSSON (Cheap Trick)
sitting in with AUDLEY FREED and Friends at the 5 Spot, East Nashville



JEN GUNDERMAN rocking out in her husband, AUDLEY FREED'S band

MICKEY RAPHAEL (Willie Nelson) sitting in on Don't Let It Bring You Down

The 5 Spot, East Nashville
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October 14
ROSS RICE -
The Family Wash, East Nashville
with Brad Jones - bass / Steve Ebe - drums / Jim Hoke - sax / harps/ steel guitar


The 5 Spot, East Nashville
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OCTOBER 3 / 12:30 pm
RCA Studio A - 50th Anniversary Celebration
This parking lot has seen a lot of history. Many famous musicians have parked here.
I smoked a cigarette with Waylon here (amongst other places!)
HISTORY WAS MADE.

The RCA Victor building (now on the National Register of Historic Places)
was saved from demolition by investor Aubrey Preston and the efforts of Ben Folds one year ago.



L-R: Mike Kopp / BEN FOLDS / Sharon Corbitt-House / Trey Bruce / Aubrey Preston and his dog + Mike Curb

STEVE CROPPER on stage while across the alley as this celebration took place, another multi million dollar building is being erected.
The construction crew didn’t even have the respect to hold off during the speeches or music. “We’ve all got a job to do”. SO DO WE!
Cropper, an important part of musical history, has an office at RCA.


BODY and MIND / Norma Jean
Recorded: Jan 1968, RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville
1. In The Park After Dark
2. Truck Driving Woman
3. Woman Hungry
3. Ramblin’ Man
5. A Dime At A Time
6. All Of Me Belongs To You.

Wayne Moss, Jerry Reed, Ray Edenton - guitar / Pete Drake - steel / Buck Trent - electric banjo / Roy Huskey - bass
Jerry Carrigan - drums / Grover Lavender - fiddle / Hargus Pig Robbins - piano

“This is Norma Jean’s eighth album attesting to her stature and acceptance as a recording artist.
I think her success can be attributed to the fact that she is most genuine and sincere in her work.
She has never aspired to be anything but a great country singer. To my way of thinking she has completely attained that goal.”
Chet Atkins (sleeve notes)
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SEPTEMBER 30
TOMMY WOMACK BENEFIT
Music City Roots - Franklin, Tennessee

TOMMY DANCING WITH JOY on stage with his band DADDY, back on his feet, playing standing up.
The Nashville / Bowling Green community is strong and supportive, unfortunately the medical profession is still reaping huge profits.
It was an incredible night of high velocity Nashville and Kentucky rock acts, all are Tommy's friends
(he jammed with most of them) and the house was packed.
ROCK ON TOMMY >>


L-R: Paul Griffith (drums) / Dave Jacques (bass) / Lisa Oliver-Gray (vocals) / Tommy (guitars + vocals) + Will Kimbrough (guitars + vocals)

 

NATHAN WOMACK proudly watching his DADDY, Tommy Womack, rock the Music City Roots show benefiting
and honouring Tommy's road to recovery after his car crash last June.
Beth Womack is glowing with joy at her husband's performance and recovery.


JASON and THE SCORCHERS
"I can't help myself, When I help myself to you ..."


Warner Hodges + Jason Ringenberg
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September 26
AUSTIN HOKE
with his father, JIM HOKE sitting in on pedal steel.
The Family Wash, East Nashville



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SEPTEMBER 25
WEBB WILDER rocks The Basement East, Nashville
Webb has a new album, MISSISSIPPI MODERNE (cover by me)



L-R: Tom Comet (bass), Jimmy Lester (drums), Web Wilder + Bob Williams (guitars)


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September 24
DAVID OLNEY
Always fun to see who is sharing the stage and who is sitting on bar-stools.
Great to see so many friends at this rocking gig, then home for dinner!
"You never know" with David!




Mark Robinson
guitar
5 Spot, East Nashville
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September 19 - 10.43 pm
FATS KAPLIN
backstage just before playing a wonderful set at The Station Inn, Nashville
A multi instrumentalist Fats featured his fiddle and played a Syrian Gourd instrument (which is in this picture).
Fats is one of the most employed sidemen in the business (Jack White, Beck, Elvis Costello, Manhattan Transfer, Tinariwen)
and featured during the Americana Festival award show.




Americana Festival - The Station Inn, Nashville
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September 19 - 4.20 pm
DUANE EDDY
backstage at the Les Paul 100th Birthday Tribute show

Musicians Corner / Centennial Park, Nashville
"Mr Twang" is a most affable man, another amazing Americana Festival show, which also featured guitarists:
Derek Wells, Guthrie Trapp, John Jorgenson and organised by bassist, Dave Pomeroy




DUANE EDDY + JIM HOKE (sax) before tearing up the stage!

Americana Festival - Musicians Corner / Centennial Park, Nashville
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September 19 - 3.40 pm
The legendary BJ COLE
playing with STEELISM one of the best new bands. Hear them, they will change your world!
BJ Cole and I have been friends for four decades. We first met in Tulsa in 1976 as guests of Jim Halsey
at the Tulsa International Music Festival.
My history changed at that point as the road led me to Nashville and new friendships.


Americana Festival - Grimey's, Nashville
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September 17
RY COODER
playing with Ricky Skaggs and The Whites - 3rd & Lindsley, Nashville
Fabulous set. Ricky Skaggs is the best he's ever been and looking trim and full of enthusiasm.


Americana Music Festival
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September 17
ABIGAIL WASHBURN + BÉLA FLECK
An intimate moment of bonding. Wonderful loving, super talented couple, prepare for their amazing set
at the Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville
preceded by DARRELL SCOTT with the amazing Kenny Malone


Americana Music Festival
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AUGUST 30
PHIL BROWN
Booze and Blooze Festival - Outwood, Surrey, England


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JULY 23
THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS
moments before they rocked Nashville's 3rd and Lindsley at their record release for, "Meet Me In Bluesland"


L-R: Fred Young, Richard Young, Greg Martin + Doug Phelps
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JULY 18
REEVES GABRELS - Main Street, Scottsville, Kentucky
Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends (power trio) rocked Main Street on a wonderful hot summer's night.
No wonder David Bowie and The Cure work with this American original.


Set 2 started with one of my favourite blues songs, Messin' With The Kid, originally recorded by Junior Wells in 1960, I first heard it by
Rory Gallagher (1973). Reeves and the band played a slower tempo making it their own on a hot summer's Kentucky night.


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JULY 11
TOMMY WOMACK is back
(One month ago he was in a bad car accident on the way to a gig)
beaming with joy, as TOMMY GUN ends the first song, "London Calling"
at Nashville's Basement East
WHAT A SET ... WOW!


Tommy Womack guitar/vocals
Jonathan Bright
guitar, Brad Pemberton drums, Joe Blanton guitar / vocals + Mike Rutherford bass


Brad Pemberton
(drums)


L-R: Jonathan Bright (guitar), Tommy Womack (guitar/vocals), Mike Rutherford (bass)
Brad Pemberton
(drums) + Joe Blanton (guitar /vocals)

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JULY 8
STEVE FORBERT
was a delight at Nashville's City Winery


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JULY 7
JOHN CARTER CASH + ANA CRISTINA
watching the rain roll away before taking the stage.
DYLAN/CASH, Nashville Cats free Concert - Country Music Hall Of Fame

A DYLAN/CASH tribute must include one of those. John Carter and Ana were fabulous. American music personified with dignity and style.


L-R: Chris Carmichael violin + John Deaderick keys
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JULY 7
CHARLIE DANIELS - I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
DYLAN/CASH, Nashville Cats free Concert - Country Music Hall Of Fame


L-R: John Deaderick (keys), Pete Finney (slide), Charlie (mandolin), Steve Allen (guitar) + partially hidden, Charlie McCoy (harmonica)
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JULY 7
JASON RINGENBERG sang Absolutely Sweet Marie
DYLAN/CASH, Nashville Cats free Concert - Country Music Hall Of Fame


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JULY 7
DYLAN / CASH Nashville Cats concert at the Country Music Hall of Fame


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JULY 7
CHRIS CARMICHAEL
DYLAN/CASH, Nashville Cats free Concert - Country Music Hall Of Fame
Chris is an excellent string-man, player and arranger, who has played on several albums that I shot the covers for (recently Alabama).
Highly recommended for your session either virtually or in the studio. Pretty visual too!!!


Bill Lloyd (event bandleader) is on the right
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JUNE 29
BUDDY GUY
Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville
Damn right, THAT was a good show. 78 years young, the genial showman and working it.
An American original who knows what it's like to have nothing and respects the acceptance of his music. Love this man!




With TOM HAMBRIDGE (producer) on tambourine
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JUNE 28
JACK PEARSON and JOHN REISCHMAN
Carter Vintage Guitars, Nashville
Jack got to play John Reischman's mandolin after the wonderful show with John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist and Scott Nygaard


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JUNE 27
BRIAN WILSON
The Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel, Whites Creek - Nashville
The surroundings are lovely, good vibrations flow, the night was beautiful with cool temperatures on this summer's night.
Folk singer Rodriguez sang as the sun set behind the stage, camera phones snapped and our anticipation for Brian Wilson, who's story is fabled,
who's songs are indelibly etched into our music collection, God Only Knows, we love those songs. Anticipation built as the stage was set with his
white grand piano. But Brian Wilson failed to raise my emotions or entertain me. He seemed to be a burned out musician who with great stage
experience may now be happier in a studio. His old bandmate Al Jardine did what he could. Blondie Chaplin was another rather boring performer.

The Brian Wilson Band is sadly just another “Tribute” band with an original voice at the helm.
I left before the end of the show. Yes, he sang Beach Boys hits, but his band was boring, efficient well versed musicians no doubt, but it did not rock.
I loved the BEACH BOYS, I have seen them several times in the 70’s, photographed them and met them all.
I once photographed the whole band in London for their Czech travel visas.
Maybe Brian Wilson would be more suited to an intimate small club. He is unpretentious, a professional gifted iconic American musician.
May GOOD VIBRATIONS continue to reign.
“I'm gettin' bugged driving up and down this same old strip, I gotta finda new place where the kids are hip …”


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JUNE 26
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE FUNDRAISER CONCERT - Nashville
Gourisankar + Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar played a wonderful two sets,
preceded by children dancing in National costumes, heartbreak stories were told of earthquake victims.
The "fun" event was to raise funds for Nepal. Every bit helps.



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JUNE 22
STEPHANIE ADLINGTON
at City Winery, Nashville

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JUNE 21
ALABAMA - Fan Concert
I photographed the band ALABAMA performing to their fans at their Fan Club Museum. FANtastic show, FANtastic audience.
They played a new song "Southern Drawl" which is the title of their new album, still in production. I shot the cover.
Randy Owen introduced me to the fans. Teddy Gentry (bass) played me two of the songs later in his car, before I headed back over Monteagle in my
Bavarian car with the warmth of Southern hospitality and some damned fine music stirring my emotions and giving me cold chills on this 95+F/35+C
Summer Solstice day. Thank you Jeff, Randy and Teddy, you and your crew rock. So do the Ft Payne police.


Ft Payne, Alabama
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JUNE 20
MARC PISAPIA + JOSH ROUSE
singing, "Hollywood Bass Player" at 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville

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JUNE 18
JACK PEARSON
One of the most enjoyable shows this week. Jack, who played in the Allman Brothers, is one of my favourite guitar players,
incorporating style, tone and taste. I sat in front of his amp. Perfect.
Joshua Hunt on drums is just superb, as is Charles Treadway on keyboards.
Jack played an amazing two sets with his trio. So many tunes, each with it's own space and time, each is a musical journey.
There are no flashy jumbothons or egos, just some damned fine playing from one of the nicest, bad-ass players on the planet.
Notably 2 great songs, "My Old Friend" and "Always"


The Station Inn, Nashville
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JUNE 17
KEITH RICHARDS
Rolling Stones, LP Field, Nashville, 37213


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JUNE 17
Rolling Stones, LP Field, Nashville, 37213


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JUNE 16
BOBBY KEYS TRIBUTE
Mercy Lounge, Nashville

The Stones were there, lots of musicians and friends, old and new!
L-R: Tim Ries (Stones), Jesse Keys and Karl Denson (Stones), Dan Baird (Bobby Keys Band) + Robert Kearns (bass)
Great show, proceeded by a slide show and my SUFFERING BASTARDS promo video


Chark playing a great solo in honour of Bobby Keys, whilst the Rolling Stones watched. No pressure Chark!

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JUNE 7
PathWaves - A Soundscape Concert for Meditation
a sacred space for meditation to facilitate regeneration, healing and relaxation.
Half Moon Yoga, Franklin, Tennessee
L-R: TONY GERBER native flute musician, ALAN SNETMAN - gong master and SETH RITTER - Himalayan Singing Bowls


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JUNE 6
JOE ELY playing with JOEL GUZMAN
The City Winery, Nashville

I first met Ely at Chip Young’s studio in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in ’77, when I photographed him recording, ‘Honky Tonk Masquerade’ and took some
posed pictures. Also in the studio was, Jesse "Guitar" Taylor, who became one of my closest friends (years later).
Jesse introduced me to Stubb’s and that’s story for another time, but I am forever thankful to have met these men.
Joe Ely is not only a great songwriter, but a classic storyteller, artist, jolly good fellow and the quintessential performer.


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MAY 30
WEBB WILDER
Phoenix Theatre, Bowling Green, Kentucky


I caught up with the gracious Webb Wilder backstage during the interval of his sold out solo show
at The Public Theatre of Kentucky. Spending a few minutes discussing music history with Webb is not enough.
He is a big man with a huge repertoire that kept his audience riveted for two sets.


More solo shows WW, you are a grand entertainer. Kudos to the Kentucky Blues Society for promoting this series.
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MAY 29
Jazz diva STEPHANIE ADLINGTON
Fly Me To The Moon




Gray's on Main, Franklin
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MAY 27
HUMAN RADIO
Steve Ebe (drums) + Ross Rice (vocals/ keys) of HUMAN RADIO rocking the Bobby Memphis Benefit at 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville
Drummers are usually hidden. I have known Steve Ebe since I shot the back cover of their 1990 CBS record and seen him play with many bands,
but in Human Radio he shines playing their original compositions. I urge you to check out this band, no picture tells the story like the music.
The other members of Human Radio [Kye Kennedy, Steve Arnold and Peter Hyrka] are damned good too.


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MAY 27
DADDY
L-R: Tommy Womack, Will Kimbrough, Dave Jacques - bass, John Deaderick - keys and Paul Griffith - drums
playing the Bobby Memphis Benefit at 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville


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MAY 20
BÉLA FLECK and ABIGAIL WASHBURN
Nourish Your Mind, "On Being" with Krista Tippett - The Belcourt Theatre, Nashville

Inspiring creative interview to be broadcast on NPR.


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MAY 17
JEFF BECK - The Ryman, Nashville
No other living guitar player consistently excites me more. I have been a fan for forty+ years.
Best gig in town tonight, no doubt. And our Jimmy Hall was fabulous on vocals too. I had a great seat.
They encored with Thrill Is Gone as a tribute to BB King.
At 70 Jeff Beck, an English original, proves note after note that the Thrill is not Gone, he is having a great time and his band rocks. Bloody brilliant!

 



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MAY 16
DAVE ROE and ROY AGEE
2 Sons Of Zevon


3rd and Lindsley, Nashville

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MAY 9
HUMAN RADIO
The Basement, Nashville

The original Human Radio have reformed and are musically stronger than ever.
Steve Ebe was mesmerising on drums showing his original skills and powering the band. What a rhythm section!
Every member of Human Radio [Ross Rice, Kye Kennedy, Steve Arnold and Peter Hyrka] are damned good.
I shot the back cover of their 1990 CBS record.


Peter Hyrka and Ross Rice
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MAY 9
MICHAEL GOUGH and TRAMP
playing a soulful rendition of, Love In Vain


REGGIE GOUGH

Woodburn, Kentucky
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MAY 2
Old friends
TRAMP and MICHAEL GOUGH


Cadiz, Kentucky
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APRIL 30


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APRIL 30
W.O. SMITH COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC, Nashville - Jazz Jam Session
The W.O. Smith Music School is fabulous and worth supporting. Top musicians like Jeff Coffin, Roy "Futureman" Wooten, Victor Wooten and others were playing along with students. The level of young musicians is astounding.
Truly a Music City moment and a school worth supporting all year and for future years.



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APRIL 27
JONATHAN SCALES FOURCHESTRA played a private show at Nashville's Rymer Gallery
Jonathan Scales - steel pans / Cody Wright - bass/ Derico Watson - drums
Guests included: Bela Fleck, Jeff Coffin, artist, Herb Williams and me!.
Jonathan has taken his own path turning the steel pans into an unique musical experience.
A musician named, Scales just has to be heard! (please read his statement below)



"BÉLA FLECK came out to see Jonathan Scales Fourchestra last night in Nashville!
If you know me at all, then you know this is definitely the greatest thing that has ever happened in my career! I was so inspired by his music
that I chose to become a touring musician after seeing a show he did at my college. And here we are, 11 years later.
J ust a little moment in time to remind myself that the countless hours of work are actually paying off. And yes, we played my piece "LURKIN" which was written
in honor of him. After the show, Béla says to me "I'm the lurker today."
Life is but a dream.
(Special thanks to Alan Messer for capturing this moment in history) And just like that, I have to pick myself up and keep pushing forward."
-
Jonathan Scales


Jonathan is sporting a "Hymn For Her" shirt.

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APRIL 27
THE HOG SLOP BAND - Bells Bend Farm, Nashville



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APRIL 25



Nashville
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APRIL 25
2 guitarists who played with Elvis
REGGIE YOUNG and PETE CUMMINGS at Puckett's



Leiper's Fork, Tennessee
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APRIL 22
THE BASEMENT EAST OPENING
BEATLE BOB from St Louis attending The Basement East opening night, East Nashville
Love this new club. Mike Grimes what a night. Looking forward to rocking with my Eastside friends!
Wherever Beatle Bob may roam it will be the right place to be.



Nashville, Tennessee
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APRIL 18
GOVERNMENT CHEESE RECORD RELEASE
for their new album, THE LATE SHOW (album pix by me).

La Gala, Bowling Green, Kentucky

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APRIL 10
JEFF POPPEN (The Barefoot Farmer) and The Organic Band
with guests, The Nashville Occasional Reggae Band - Char, Cookeville, Tennessee


Tom Baker - bass + James Chambers - drums
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APRIL 7
JOHN CARTER CASH + ANA CRISTINA singing, "Jackson"
Exit/In, Nashville



RAELYN NELSON rocked the opening act

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MARCH 30
JOHN JORGENSON and his QUINTET
played an amazing show at Nashville's City Winery



Guest: SAM BUSH - mandolin
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MARCH 28
JEFF POPPEN and The Organic Band
playing a fundraiser at Old School Farm, Bells Bend, Tennessee


Tom Baker - bass + James Chambers - drums
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MARCH 28
THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS PLAY BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY
Guitar tech, TREVOR at The Lost River Music Festival, Bowling Green Ballpark


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MARCH 28
GOVERNMENT CHEESE ROCK BOWLING GREEN!
playing an in-store promotion for the new album, THE LATE SHOW.
Mellow Matt's, Bowling Green, Kentucky

More pictures



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MARCH 20
TOM SHINNESS
Omega Lab, Nashville

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MARCH 14
USTAD SHAHID PARVEZ KHAN
Fabulous concert with Gourisankar on tablas.


Sri Ganesha Temple, Nashville

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MARCH 14
FUTUREMAN Pi and The Circle Of Harmony
performance at OZ Arts, Nashville
Roy "Futureman" Wooten breaks down the numbers in perfect harmony with infinite syncopated possibilities.


The numbers work in America as the month (3) is before the day (14). In England it was 14.3.15. Everything can be relative.
March 14th is Pi Day, honoring the symbol used to denote the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi is commonly approximated as 3.14, but it appears to be an endless number, it has been computed to more than thirteen trillion digits, among which there is no pattern that repeats. It also belongs to a category of numbers called irrational numbers that can not be expressed as fractions.
That is until the genius that is Roy "Futureman" Wooten breaks it down "Do you follow what I'm saying?"

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MARCH 4
WILLIE NELSON PLAYS THE RYMAN




Kevin Smith tuning his bass





Bass player, KEVIN SMITH in the Ryman dressing room

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FEBRUARY 28
PETE CUMMINGS celebrating his 60th birthday.
I walked into the club as he was playing a hellacious emotional solo on, SUSIE Q.
I have known Pete for about 35 years. Great player and jolly good chap!


Puckett's, Leiper's Fork
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FEBRUARY 26
BRIGITTE DeMEYER and WILL KIMBROUGH
Soulful bluesy performance of Brigitte's original songs, plus one Lightning Hopkins tune.
Willie Sugarcaps followed.


The Warehouse at Mt Victor, Bowling Green, Kentucky
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FEBRUARY 21
THE FAMILY WASH
All Things Must Be Washed
(the last gig at the old Family Wash)
featured The Sons Of Zevon rocking the popular East Nashville neighbourhood bar with classic covers.
The blue neon sign was not lit, but the place was packed.
With bitter sweet feelings and support for Jamie Rubin's move to a new local location, the place was packed.
Beers were drunk to toast, shepherds pies flowed from the kitchen, steaming hot on a winter's night.
Notably a great set by Keith Gattis who sang Freddy Fender's, Before The Next Teardrop Falls


L-R: Jen Gunderman, Jamie Rubin, Robert Kearns (bass), Warren Pash, Keith Gattis + the guitar neck and arm of Audley Freed!


Bartender, Kory and the staff worked really hard in the tightly packed room. Everybody got a drink or their food order and a great time was had by all.
It's not just about the band (who are great). The Sons of Zevon play for the fun of it. They are not a career band!


Keith Gattis singing Freddy Fender's, Before The Next Teardrop Falls.
Marc Pisapia on drums + Audley Freed on guitar.


Jamie Rubin is the rocking King (and co-owner) of The Family Wash.


You Can't Always Get What You Want the last song at the last performance at the old FAMILY WASH
L-R: Jen Gunderman, Jamie Rubin, Warren Pash, Keith Gattis and Audley Freed.

Greenwood Avenue, East Nashville
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FEBRUARY 14
KENTUCKY THUNDER reunite for one night


L-R: Etta Britt, Sheila Lawrence, Jonell Mosser and Vickie Carrico
The last time they played together as Kentucky Thunder was in the same club for a musician's cancer benefit on March 19th 2013
Third and Lindsley, Nashville

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FEBRUARY 12
NED VAN GO Dash Rip Rock Show
Viva on bass


Exit In, Nashville
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FEBRUARY 12
JAMIE RUBIN co-owner of the soon to relocate Family Wash
This could be the last time.


East Nashville
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FEBRUARY 12
DAVID OLNEY
plays The Family Wash


East Nashville
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FEBRUARY 12
TREY HENSLEY + ROB ICKES


Station Inn, Nashville
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FEBRUARY 7
NED VAN GO
Kimbros, Franklin


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FEBRUARY 6
DON HENRY, TOM PAXTON and JON VEZNER
Nashville writing session


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FEBRUARY 4
THOM BRESH
backstage at The Staion Inn, Nashville



With Chris Scuggs

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FEBRUARY 4
TOM PAXTON
the great folk singer, performs a special concert

at Carter Vintage Guitars, Nashville


Previewing songs from his new album "Redemption Road"
along with songwriters, Jon Vezner and Don Henry, plus virtuoso Celtic guitarist/mandolinist Robin Bullock.

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FEBRUARY 3
DOYLE and SAM (Bush)
after The Doyle and Debbie Show


The Station Inn, Nashville
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JANUARY 31
THE SMOKING FLOWERS
playing Nashville's, Basement.

An original and good looking duo.


KIM and SCOTT COLLINS
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JANUARY 30
KEITH BROGDON
playing drums with local Nashville musicians, Bill Lloyd and Mike Vargo


The High Watt, Nashville, Tennessee
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JANUARY 25
SHOOTER JENNINGS
with Waylon's band, Waymore's Outlaws


RICHIE ALBRIGHT - Waymore's Outlaws

The City Winery, Nashville
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JANUARY 24
WILL KIMBROUGH
singing, Trouble


The City Winery, Nashville
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JANUARY 22
CHRIS GOLDEN at Teddy Gentry's (Alabama band) birthday party


3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, Tennessee
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JANUARY 20
ARLEN ROTH's Slide Guitar Summit performance

ARLEN ROTH + GREG MARTIN (Kentucky Headhunters)


ARLEN ROTH, JACK PEARSON + LEE ROY PARNELL


The City Winery, Nashville
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JANUARY 17
REEVES GABRELS
(formerly with David Bowie, playing in The Cure since 2012)
Digital album release party for "Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends"


The Family Wash, East Nashville
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JANUARY 17
JEFF POPPEN The Barefoot Farmer and The Organic Band
Ri'chard's, Whites Creek, Tennessee


L-R: Jeff, James Chambers - drums, Kristina Cimino - hula hoop, Tom Baker - bass, Alan Powell - guitar
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JANUARY 16
PETER FRAMPTON playing with 'The Sons Of Zevon 1971'



3rd and Lindsley, Nashville
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