Beale Street Music Festival
May 5, 2017
Words/photos by Josh Mintz
Beale Street Music Festival is an annual poor weather magnet. Each May, as Memphis in May begins with the music fest held on the Mississippi River, it’s not so much an if or when it will rain – it’s more like “how much rain are we going to get?” Continue reading Greensky Bluegrass on the river
Trey Anastasio Band
The Old National Centre, Indianapolis, Indiana
May 5, 2017
Photographer/Writer: Tyler Muir
Trey Anastasio brought his band of renowned musicians with him to the Old National in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Friday to promote their new album, “Paper Wheels”. The new album, released three years after the last studio album, Traveler, added a breath of fresh air to the repertoire.
The stop in the tour in Indianapolis has become a regular for T.A.B, spanning almost two decades. It is a tradition celebrated by many midwest fans. This year fans were treated to their own T.A.B Cinco De Mayo which was cause for greater celebration! It did not take long once T.A.B took the stage for them to turn Cinco de Mayo into Cinco de Treyo. Continue reading Trey Anastasio Band – Cinco de Treyo in Indy!
Gov’t Mule with Eric Krasno Band
April 26, 2017
photos/words by Josh Mintz
Gov’t Mule has come a long way from its inception, the power trio brain-child of Warren Haynes and Allen Woody. While the band has long been a four-piece, the band that arrived in Memphis was every bit as down and dirty as the original trio. Continue reading Birth of the Mule in Memphis
Southern Soul Assembly
The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Virginia Beach, VA
March 15, 2017
Photographer/Writer: Mark Robbins
In 2014 Southern root greats, Luther Dickinson, JJ Grey, Marc Broussard and Anders Osborne came together to form the side project Southern Soul Assembly. The sound was a colossal joining with Broussard’s “Bayou Soul”, Grey’s Florida blue collar funk, Osborne’s rugged blues from New Orleans and Dickinson’s smooth casual Beale St storytelling.
Once in a blue moon audiences have the opportunity to see collaboration projects like that of the Southern Soul Assembly. The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, VA, provided such an opportunity on March 15th when the southern quartet, SSA, cascaded on to the stage. Continue reading Supper time! Southern Soul Assembly at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Marcus King Band wsg/ Django Knight
The Hi-Fi, Indianapolis, Indiana
February 14, 2017
Photographer/Writer: Tyler Muir
It is rare for two acts to share one stage in the same evening and bring a breath of fresh air to two separate genres of music. It gives those who have attended concerts for years a feeling of yesteryear, and demonstrates to the younger crowd a feeling of exactly how it should be done. When you add that it was Valentine’s Day, and in the best venue in the city, it almost had poetic charm. Those in attendance will be discussing this show with anyone that will listen until both these acts return to Indianapolis, and probably even longer. Continue reading Marcus King Band wsg and Django Knight
At The Beach – The Avett Brothers (and friends)
Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico
February 09-12, 2017
Writer/Photographer: Josh Mintz
It was almost a cliche. Taking the stage on the very first night of their At The Beach festival in Mexico, the Avett Brothers kicked off their headlining set with “At The Beach.”
And, it was perfect. Continue reading At the Beach with the Avett Brothers
Wood Brothers with the T Sisters
The 9:30 Club, Washington D.C.
February 11, 2017
Writer/Photographer: Bob Adamek
While much of the northeast was between snowstorms, the Wood Brothers pulled into Washington D.C. on an oddly balmy Saturday night. The sold out crowd at the venerated 9:30 Club seemed ready to bust. Seizing on that energy, the band delivered, again and again. Continue reading Wood Brothers with the T Sisters: a Fiery Recipe
All good things come to an end, and the Avetts went out with a bang on the last night of At The Beach.
Jason Isbell opened the show and crushed it, and then the Avetts closed down the event with what was probably the best night of all three of their shows.
Full write-up to follow, but here are a couple of photos.
The Avett Brothers watched the music like the rest of the fans on night three of their At The Beach festival at the Hard Rock Hotel Maya Riviera. They had the night off, as Band of Horses played the role of headliner with Brandi Carlile as opener.
Full write-up to come, but here are a couple of pics from the night.
Night two is in the books for the Avett Brothers At the Beach, and what a night it was!
The Devil Makes Three opened the show and delivered an energetic set of mashed up throwback folk/bluegrass, and then gave way to the Avetts.
The headliners delivered a much more impassioned set than the night before. A full review will come post-fest, but highlights were a cover of “Mama Tried” and “Murder In the City” with Brandi Carlile sitting in.