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 …
Note to self: “Oh shit, double vision! Maybe I shouldn’t have eaten that brownie after all.”
Hitchin’ a ride on that rock ‘n’ roll highway …
Wilder gets down with bassist Tom Comet of the ever groovin’ Beatnecks. The band has played together for 3o years!
The amazing Johnny Hiland is back after taking time out to refresh his creative spirit. Here he’s fronting his trio at Nashville’s Douglas Corner on 10-02-15.
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?
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!
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.
Webb Wilder delivering his unique brand of acoustic rock ‘n’ roll at City Winery on 08-15-15.
Pure, unadulterated honky tonk. Dale Watson gets a sold-out crowd hollering at the Station Inn on 07-22-15.