Webb Fest 10

Celebrating the release of his latest album, Mississippi Moderne, Webb Wilder rocked the Ext/In on November 14, 2015. This was also the tenth year for Wilder’s annual “Webb Fest.” Here are several moments from the show …

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Note to self: “Oh shit, double vision! Maybe I shouldn’t have eaten that brownie after all.”

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Hitchin’ a ride on that rock ‘n’ roll highway …

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Wilder gets down with bassist Tom Comet of the ever groovin’ Beatnecks. The band has played together for 3o years!

Sounds of Marin come to Nashville

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Layla lands in Nashy

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CoCo Carmel and Bobby Whitlock at the City Winery 09-12-15.

Hearing the magical songs from 1970’s Layla—Whitlock cowrote  five of them with Eric Clapton, and also composed “Thorn Tree in the Garden”—swept me back to 1970, when I was 19 and Layla was the soundtrack to my life. (Okay, American Beauty played a big role too.) Whitlock’s songs hold up so well. Will today’s popular tracks endure this way?

Let It Roll …

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Adam Gorman lets his Les Paul ring loud and proud at the Mercy Lounge 09-06-15. He was one of six stellar guitarists performing the Allman Brothers’ classic Live at the Fillmore from start to finish to a capacity crowd. An epic night of wicked Les Paul!

Dynamic Duos

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I love watching musicians interact. Here Cindy Cashdollar and Albert Lee share a musical moment at Nashville’s City Winery on 07-23-15. You can tell Lee is being swept away by the crying sound of Cashdollar’s doubleneck steel. In the zone!

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Also from the same City Winery show: Teresa Williams and Larry Campbell bring their rootsy Woodstock sound to Nashville. The couple had a long association with the late Levon Helm, and his spirit still resonates in their music.