Brandy Clark: Sassy, Sentimental, and Sultry at Sold-Out Nashville Show

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 in Concert Reviews
Brandy Clark: Sassy, Sentimental, and Sultry at Sold-Out Nashville Show

The thing about shows in Nashville is, even though there are sometimes way too many of them happening at once, local artists gone big often try to do something special for the hometown crowd. So, for her second-ever Music City show with a full band, Brandy Clark played the songs from her upcoming album (Big […]

Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires: For the Love of It

Posted on Dec 30, 2015 in Concert Reviews
Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires: For the Love of It

As has been proven time and again over the past few years by both¬†critics and charts, Jason Isbell’s star is on the rise. In October, he sold out four nights at Ryman Auditorium, so to catch one of his two (also sold-out) performances¬†at the much-smaller City Winery was a rare treat. The scaled-back setting afforded […]

12 Great Moments from Jason Isbell at Ryman Auditorium

Posted on Oct 28, 2015 in Concert Reviews
12 Great Moments from Jason Isbell at Ryman Auditorium

As a songwriter, guitar player, and band leader, Jason Isbell is so talented, it’s almost ridiculous. He’s also one of the nicest, most humble guys in the business. And all of those qualities came into sharp focus last night at the third of four sold-out Ryman Auditorium shows. Isbell’s poetry and playing are graceful and […]

Texas Forever: Hayes Carll Proves What Songs Are For

Posted on Oct 6, 2015 in Concert Reviews
Texas Forever: Hayes Carll Proves What Songs Are For

In a town so over-run with great singer/songwriters, it’s sometimes easy to forget that Nashville’s not the only place they come from. Massachusetts, California, New York, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Oregon all do their part, too. Heck, even Iowa chips in, now and then. And, of course, there’s always Texas which, on Friday […]

Brandi Carlile Makes Her Own History at Ryman Auditorium

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 in Concert Reviews
Brandi Carlile Makes Her Own History at Ryman Auditorium

Most artists who play at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium comment about how historic the room is and what an honor it is to step on that stage. Maybe all of them mean it, but probably none of them to the extent that Brandi Carlile meant it on Saturday night. She seemed supremely touched and genuinely humbled […]