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Goin’ old school with Drivin’ n’ Cryin’

Drivin N Cryin
1884 Lounge
Memphis, Tennessee
September 27, 2013

The Simpsons’ run ends…on the Tracy Ullman Show.

Batman is the popular movie…with Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne.

Acid-washed jeans are, well, cool.

The year is 1989, and it’s the year that Drivin’ n’ Cryin’s seminal album, Mystery Road, hit the shelves. Chances are, if you grew up in the South, “Straight To Hell” showed up on at least one of your mix tapes.

Fast-forward to 2013, and the band is still around, and just as good as ever. Few acts have had DnC’s longevity; the band played its first show in 1985, and released its first album, Scarred But Smarter, a year later.

The band took the stage at 1884 Lounge in Memphis to a packed room of mostly middle-aged fans who undoubtedly grew up with them as a key part of the soundtrack of their youth. But, this was no nostalgia act; they rock as hard today as they did nearly 30 years ago.

From the opening notes of “Build A Fire,” it was clear that there was still a little gas left in Kevn Kinney’s tank. The set was a great mix of old songs and new tracks, with a cover thrown in here and there for good measure. “Scarred But Smarter” still had the edgy bite it did in the 80s, and “Honeysuckle Blue” still begged the audience to sing along – none of that has changed.

And yes, the set included “Straight To Hell;” Kinney actually left the stage, mic stand in tow, joining the audience to play the song amongst his fans. It was an intimate moment that would have been much more difficult when the band was playing to thousands. But now, as this extremely still-underrated band plays smaller rooms to smaller crowds, it’s a real treat for those once-teenagers that grew up with Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ in their tape deck – the ones who now have teenagers of their own.

Set: Build A Fire, The Great American Bubble Factory, Scarred But Smarter, Detroit City Rock, Honeysuckle Blue, The Innocent, Changing of the Guard/Roll Away the Stone, Indian Song, Ain’t Waitin’ On Tomorrow, Dirty, Here Comes a Regular, Let’s Go Dancing, Ca$hville, Acceleration, Straight To Hell, Folsom Prison Blues, Fly Me Courageous

Click the thumbnails to view photos of the show by Josh Mintz

2013 Forecastle Music Festival (Day One)

2013 Forecastle Music Festival
Waterfront Park

Louisville, KY
July 12, 2013

Billy Nershi from The String Cheese Incident

Forecastle Festival set sail on Friday, July 12 in downtown Louisville, Kentucky with festival founder JK McKnight and partner Ashley Capps, one of the founders of Bonnaroo, at the wheel steering us towards new musical exploration.

Under beautiful blue skies, acts like The Pimps of Joytime, rising local stars Houndmouth, music legend Bob Mould from punk rock icons Husker Du and Night Beds, rapper Big Boi (still nursing an injured ankle from his Summer Camp set, but giving a wild show sitting in his throne), Old Crow Medicine Show, and Young The Giant brought the afternoon crowd a wide variety of sights and sounds to savor.

Jam band super stars The String Cheese Incident have taken over the host band duties for the weekend, and gave fans old and new an energetic, fun-filled set to close out the main stage for the night.

Here”s a gallery of shots to whet your appetite for our coming review – check back tomorrow for shots from day 2 from editor and senior photographer Rex Thomson of Rex-A-Vision.

Click on the thumbnails to view photos from the show by Rex Thomson.

moe., 2/15/13

moe.
The Fillmore
Charlotte, NC
February 15, 2013

Set: Plane Crash, Sticks & Stones, Bullet, Opium > lylelovit, TIAA, Paper Dragon, Brent Black > CIA > Silver Sun, NYC, The Pit > Big World > Ricky Martin > Bearsong

Encore: Low, Wicked Awesome

Click on the thumbnail(s) to view photos from the show by Brad Kuntz…

Willie Nelson, 12/5/12

Willie Nelson
The Fillmore
Charlotte, NC
December 5, 2012

Few artists have been doing it as long, or as well, as the Red Headed Stranger. Willie Nelson is an American icon. He’s in a class by himself.

Nelson and his trusty guitar, Trigger, stopped at Charlotte, North Carolina’s Fillmore, and Honest Tune was fortunate enough to have Brad Kuntz at one of the must-see shows of the season.

Click on the thumbnail(s) to view photos from the show by Brad Kuntz…