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January 13, 2015: Gregg Allman at Nashville Tennessee Ryman Auditorium
Pictures by LaVon DuBois
Gregg Allman, Ryman Auditorium, January 13, 2015 by LaVon Dubois
Gregg Allman the guy that kick started the entire genre of "Southern Rock" and defined the era of the 70's rock and roll played two shows at the Ryman Auditorium (better known to us Nashvillians as the "Mother Church") this past week. The Ryman is an awesomely beautiful venue with a comforting feeling of down home Nashville. Gregg's band was totally awesome, from the drummer, Steve Potts to Scott Sharrard on guitar, Marc Quinones on percussion, and Ron Johnson on bass. You cannot forget Jay Collins, Art Edmaiston, and Marc Franklin on brass..... they all were totally awesome.
His Tuesday night opening act was Nashville's own J.D. "Simo" band which did an excellent show. Gregg also had a special guest, Jack Pearson step in for a few songs as well. Jack use to play with the "Allman Brothers Band". I wondered what it would be like to hear such an awesome singer, songwriter perform some of those old famous songs of yesteryear in today's world some thirty years later. The crowd quite diverse consist of grey hair and no hair, to canes and walkers, young and old. Then here they came one by one, Midnight Rider, Sweet Melissa, and Whipping Post. I closed my eyes and there it was 1970 something. Awwww.... How sweet Gregg Allman, you brought it, a job well done. Thank you for the Memories.
VIDEO: January 13, 2015: Gregg Allman playing "Midnight Rider" at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Video by LaVon DuBois.
Jason Aldean at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Guests include Cole Swindell & Tyler Farr
Pictures courtesy of Patty Mundy Smith
VIDEO: The Only Way I Know Jason Aldean,
Cole Swindell and Tyler Farr at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee on February 21, 2015
March 11, 2015: Santana at the Nashville Tennessee Ryman Auditorium.
Pictures by LaVon DuBois
Santana - Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - Ryman Auditorium by LaVon Dubois
Carlos Santana, the Mexican –American fiery, spiritual, master of the guitar hasbeen playing music professionally since the 1960’s. He appeared Wednesday nightat Nashville’s own “Mother Church” the Ryman. He started out his show, “TheCorazon Tour” very appreciative of the crowd and very humble to be a part of ourgrand venue by saying, “This is the temple… I know where I’m at and I never goto church without my Congas.”The crowd was once again a mixture of ages young and old. However, this crowdseemed a bit different in excitement and anticipation of the show that was to come.Maybe it was just me; he is my all time favorite. The crowd was on their feetthrough most of the show swaying and shimmying as I call it. If you have everheard his music you know that it is a challenge to stand still and not move. Heplays a combo of Latin, jazz, and blues that makes the body and soul move.He played one of my all time favorite instrumentals, “Europa” Earth’s CryHeaven’s Smile and the crowd was mesmerized. Then for a little rock and roll thecrowd was on their feet with another favorite “Smooth”. He also plays for thecrowd one of his new songs, “Blackie Joe” a pretty catchy tune.Santana’s wife, Cindy Blackman sits in on drums and plays a solo that was out ofthis world. She is an amazing drummer along with the other eleven or so bandmembers. His percussion section is awesome as well as brass, guitar, keyboardsand bass. I can’t forget to mention the lead vocals of Andy Vargus and TonyLindsay, you guys brought it, and you’re amazing.Carlos said he would give you a show you would never forget, a special show. Hewas right. The best show I have ever seen from the most precious and humble man.You rock Santana, please come back to see the Musical City! We love you and nowe will never forget!
VIDEO: March 11, 2015: A short video clip of Santana at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville TN
Taken by LaVon DuBois
March 18, 2015: Fleetwood Mac at the Nashville Tennessee Bridgestone Arena
Pictures by Diane Gayden
VIDEO: March 18, 2015: Fleetwood Mac performing
"Don't Stop", with Lindsey Buckingham on vocals
at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Video from YouTube.
The Bangles at The City Winery in Nashville Tennessee on April 9, 2015
Pictures by David Hofer
VIDEO: April 9, 2015: The Bangles "Walk Like an Egyptian" at the City Winery in Nashville Tennessee
June 17, 2015: The Rolling Stones at L.P. Field (now Nissan Stadium)
Pictures by Pat Adams (pictured on the right) & LaVon DuBois
VIDEO: June 17, 2015: The Rolling Stones performing "Start Me Up" live at LP Field
(now Nissan Stadium) in Nashville Tennessee
Dylan Cash And The Nashville Cats in Downtown Nashville on July 7, 2015
CD Release Concert Presented By The Country Music Hall Of Fame.
The Country Music Hall Of Fame's Dylan Cash CD
includes songs recorded in Nashville, back in the day.
Pictures by Pat Adams
VIDEO: Dylan Cash show with Charlie Daniels (surprise special guest), Charlie McCoy, Radney Foster, Julie Christensen, Britt Ronstadt, Jamie Hartford, Jeff Hanna, Kathy Mattea, John Carter Cash, Mac Gayden,
Michael Nesmith, David Griggs, Norbert Putnam, Jason Rigenberg,
Al Kooper, Wayne Moss, with Bill Lloyd & The Long Players.
Video from YouTube
VIDEO: Michael Nesmith (from The Monkees) at the Dylan Cash &
The Nashville Cats CD release concert on July 7th 2016, in downtown Nashville Tennessee. This is him doing Some Of Shelly's Blues, a Monkees song that he recorded here in 1968. Others playing are Jeff Hanna (from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Bill Lloyd and the Long players. The original (Monkees) version) is on the Dylan Cash CD.
Video by Pat Adams.
Eric Church performs "In America" with The Charlie Daniels Band
at the 40th Anniversary of the Volunteer Jam on August 12, 2015.
This song was originally done by the Charlie Daniels Band. The
Volunteer Jam 2015 was at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville TN
Video by Pat Adams
Ted Nugent performs "Cat Scratch Fever" at the Volunteer Jam, hosted
by Charlie Daniels on August 12, 2015. Ted Nugent & his band was joined by ex-band member Derek St. Holmes. This was at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Video by Pat Adams.
The O'Jays at the historic Ryman Auditorium on September 26, 2015
Pictures courtesy of Patty Mundy Smith