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Brandy Clark: Sassy, Sentimental, and Sultry at Sold-Out Nashville ShowThe 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…
Show ReviewAug 3, 2015

After more than a decade away, Dolly Parton returned to Nashville's Ryman Auditorium last night for the first of two sold-out benefit shows. Greeted by a standing ovation, she got things started by saying, “For those who don't know me, I'll fill you in,” before heading into “Backwoods Barbie.” As she worked through an evening…

Show ReviewJun 3, 2013

Rarely will I push to try to sneak my way into a sold out show. Like many of my peers I’d recently caught The Lumineers bug (the wild-fire word of mouth generated by their beautifully stripped down, rootsy self-titled release even touches us self-admitted acoustic music snobs) and now I found myself shoulder to shoulder…

Show ReviewJun 1, 2013

Monday night -- not your typical evening to catch a jaw-flooring performance from an out of town band. I hadn't planned on writing a review on this Bluegrass Situation presented show but after witnessing the hour-long tour-de-fiddle-force that Nashville's Rachel Baiman (fiddle, banjo, vocals) and Christian Sedelmyer (mandolin, fiddle, vocals) poured forth at an eerily quiet…

Show ReviewJun 1, 2013

On March 28th, John Reilly & Friends, a collective of artists featuring actor-comedian-musician John C. Reilly, performed a heartfelt set for a packed crowd at Largo in Los Angeles.  Reilly served as emcee, performing most of the songs, making witty comments and introducing his fellow musicians as they took the stage. It was a remarkable…