Lowell Levinger (aka Banana) of the Youngbloods brought his music and stories to Carter Vintage Guitars on 09-19-15. He’s accompanied here by Sam Grisman, who learned his craft from his father, the legendary mandolinist David Grisman. It was an evening of intimate music performed in a very special space. The amps aren’t Lowell’s backline, but rather drool-worthy vintage heads and combos that are for sale.
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?
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!
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.