St. Paul & The Broken Bones: Young Sick Camelia Tour [Concert Review]
Feb27

St. Paul & The Broken Bones: Young Sick Camelia Tour [Concert Review]

St. Paul & The Broken Bones; Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH – Thursday, February 22, 2019 Paul Janaway, lead vocalist and focus of attention in St. Paul & The Broken Bones, may have started his adult life as a preacher, but on Thursday night his only spoken message was quite brief: “alright, Cincinnati, it’s time to move your ass.” He made that comment as the fine rock n’ soul review that is his 7-piece backing band were...

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Richard Thompson – 13 Rivers Tour [Concert Review]
Dec11

Richard Thompson – 13 Rivers Tour [Concert Review]

Richard Thompson; Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY – Thursday, December 6, 2018 Thursday night’s performance by Richard Thompson and his trio would have been a revelation, if I hadn’t come in with such high expectations. But having seen Thompson back in the early 90’s when major label tour support was still a thing, and he was carrying a full band, often including his son Teddy and the not related but longtime friend Danny...

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An Evening with the Tedeschi Trucks Band [Concert Review]
Nov16

An Evening with the Tedeschi Trucks Band [Concert Review]

Tedeschi Trucks Band Tour; Palace Theatre, Columbus, OH – Friday, November 9, 2018 On Friday night the big band led by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks took the stage at the Palace Theatre for two solid sets that would lead anyone with good ears and an awareness of the roots music of American experience to conclude they are one of the best and most versatile groups currently on the scene. And, it’s not an exaggeration to call this a...

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MC50 “Kick Out The Jams” The 50th Anniversary Tour [Concert Review]
Oct30

MC50 “Kick Out The Jams” The 50th Anniversary Tour [Concert Review]

MC50 “Kick Out The Jams” The 50th Anniversary Tour w/ The Detroit Cobras & Lift The Medium; Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH – Thursday, October 25, 2018 Thursday night’s MC50 concert was a chance for some to revisit history, as the band’s original guitarist, Wayne Kramer, returned with an all-star supporting cast to relive the music of MC5, fifty years after the fact. For some of us, who were too young to catch the Detroit...

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The Decemberists “Your Girl/Your Ghost” World Tour 2018 [Concert Review]
Sep24

The Decemberists “Your Girl/Your Ghost” World Tour 2018 [Concert Review]

The Decemberists “Your Girl/Your Ghost” World Tour w/ Kacy & Clayton; Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH – Thursday, September 20, 2018 Thursday night’s concert by The Decemberists was one whole day late for “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” but, while no one said anything close to an “Arrgh, Matey,” fans of the Portland, Ore., band that packed the intimate confines of the Taft were obviously up for an old world sea shanty, folk...

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Counting Crows: “25 Years And Counting” Tour 2018 [Concert Review]
Sep06

Counting Crows: “25 Years And Counting” Tour 2018 [Concert Review]

Counting Crows w/ Special Guest Live: “25 Years And Counting” Tour 2018; Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH – Saturday, September 1, 2018 It was a hot, muggy night on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend when the Counting Crows brought their 25th anniversary tour to the Ohio River valley. Earlier in the day we’d seen lightning against dark skies, there was a full rainbow arc in the sky as we crossed the bridge in Cincinnati to get to...

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