Live reviews

Liv Carter/UCN

Live Review: Michael Franti and Spearhead – Live on the Green 2013 – Nashville, TN

August 23, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Michael Franti and Spearhead threw a huge party last night in Nashville. Closing out the third week of the Lightning 100 Live on the Green concert series, Franti and his band demonstrated the ingredient that takes performers to the level of entertainers: genuinely caring about the audience. “I feel close […]

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Live Review: The Delta Saints – Live on the Green 2013 – Nashville, TN

Live Review: The Delta Saints – Live on the Green 2013 – Nashville, TN

August 23, 2013 at 2:48 pm

The Delta Saints played to a (adopted) hometown crowd yesterday, August 22, at Lightning 100’s Live on the Green concert series. The Nashville-based quintet brought their hardrocking bayou blues to the gathered music lovers enjoying this late summer’s night free entertainment. The band recently returned from the successful European stretch […]

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Liv Carter/UCN

Live Review: Matt Nathanson – Live on the Green 2013 – Nashville, TN

August 17, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Matt Nathanson has built his career on his live reputation. Last Thursday he closed the second night of Lightning 100’s Live on the Green concert series and he showed the capacity crowd exactly why that is. The stage is clearly his natural habitat. Nathanson sings with his whole body, and […]

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Liv Carter/UCN

Live Review: The Mowgli’s – Live on the Green 2013 – Nashville, TN

August 17, 2013 at 11:09 am

Last Thursday, August 15, saw another successful edition of Lightning 100’s Live on the Green free concert series in downtown Nashville. Second band of the night, The Mowgli’s, brightened up the stage. Literally and figuratively. The 8-piece alt-rockers from California energized the crowd with their infectious grooves, bubbly melodies, and […]

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Dualtone Music Group

Live Review: Shovels & Rope – 1884 Lounge – Memphis, TN

August 13, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst aren’t your typical married couple. They spend their days traveling from city to city. They spend their evenings playing at music venues ranging from large outdoor festivals to tiny dive bars. They call themselves Shovels & Rope. An amalgamation of country, bluegrass, and rock […]

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stageit.com

Live Review: Whitney Duncan and Jonathan Singleton on stageit.com – February 12, 2013

February 12, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Right from when I received the very first press release about the then brand new idea, I have been a cheerleader for stageit.com. The online live show platform is a wonderful way to connect artists with their fans anywhere in the world. Earlier this evening, Whitney Duncan checked in from […]

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Live Review: The Cadillac Three – Exit/In – Nashville, TN – January 24, 2013

Live Review: The Cadillac Three – Exit/In – Nashville, TN – January 24, 2013

February 9, 2013 at 2:54 pm

If I had to book entertainment for a venue and I needed to guarantee a rocking good time, I wouldn’t even hesitate. I would book The Cadillac Black Three. The trio of Nashville born-and-raised musicians, Jaren Johnston (vocals and guitar), Kelby Ray (steel), and Neil Mason (drums), has been touring […]

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Live Review: Lindi Ortega – The High Watt, Nashville, TN – February 7, 2013

Live Review: Lindi Ortega – The High Watt, Nashville, TN – February 7, 2013

February 8, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Last night, February 7, 2013 was another busy night in Nashville, with several great acts competing for our attention. Those who picked Lindi Ortega‘s show at The High Watt made the right choice as they saw one of the most exciting emerging artists at the top of her game. The […]

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Live Review: Chris Janson – The Silver Dollar Saloon – Nashville, TN – January 23, 2013

Live Review: Chris Janson – The Silver Dollar Saloon – Nashville, TN – January 23, 2013

January 25, 2013 at 8:32 am

Last night, January 23, 2013, country singer and songwriter Chris Janson and his band took to the stage at Nashville’s Silver Dollar Saloon for what felt like a victory lap. After years of some very hard work, Janson released his debut single, ‘Better I Don’t’ to country radio this week. […]

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Live Review: Brian Nutter on stageit.com – January 10, 2013

Live Review: Brian Nutter on stageit.com – January 10, 2013

January 13, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Guitarist, vocalist, and basically all-around cool dude, Brian Nutter, invited his fans into his guitar loft again for another performance streamed live via stageit.com. He rocked the internet during a half hour set accompanied by his boys Phil Wilson (drums), Sean Harrison (bass), and Simon (cat). Kicking off with new […]

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