Los Lobos – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX – Dec 1, 2010

Los Lobos Tin Can Trust

I’ve been enjoying the latest Los Lobos release “Tin Can Trust” quiet a bit. It’s got everything you could want in a new record from American’s most versatile rock band.   A Cesar ballad, a power three guitar attack track, some great Hidalgo accordion, and some near perfect Hidalgo guitar solo’s.   I love the groove they […]

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – New Orleans Jazz Festival – May 6, 1990

Stevie Ray Vaughan with Jimmy Vaughan at the New Orleans Jazz Festival

For the perfect show to resurrect this blog I had to go with the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan.   With his incredible command of the electric guitar he resurrected blues music and brought it to the people.   He also came through a serious drug addiction to go on and play some of his best music.   Some of which is […]

Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band – Wanee Music Festival – 4.17.2010


Since it is the blogs birthday I thought it would be appropriate to go to the man that inspired its beginning, Derek Trucks. This is the new band I mentioned earlier that Derek was forming.   Alas the lineup, listed below, is a little different from the one I envisioned.   I am pretty fired up that […]

Willie Nelson – PBS Soundstage – Chicago, IL 9.28.2009


Once again Willie Nelson has put together a new project that has me very excited.    For those that missed the PBS Soundstage television broadcast, hopefully this will hold you over until the record comes out. Willie is plugging his soon to be released record Country Music.   I’ve been fired up for this release ever since […]

The Meters – The Kingfish Lounge – Baton Rouge, LA – 10.01.1976


“Feel good music, I’ve been told / Is good for your body, and is good for your soul.” It’s time for some feel good music, New Orleans style, to celebrate Fat Tuesday.   If this doesn’t get you moving, then I’m not sure what will. This outstanding recording is from right before The Meters broke up […]

Al Green – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN 6.12.2009

Al Green Bonnaroo

This is a happy birthday post to my good mate, Vincent Valentine.   Have a good one, Vince! For all you lovers out there this is the green light to put on a little mood music to get things moving in the right direction.   To that end there is no better that Al Green.   Happy Valentines […]

Elton John – Fleet Center – Boston, MA – 10.12.1999


This post is a belated birthday present for a very generous internet buddy of mine, Steffan Antonas.   He was at this one and when he mentioned that it was a 3 hour solo show I recalled that I had it somewhere in the archive.   Took me a while to track it down thought. You should […]

Kasey Chambers – Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival, Australia – 29.03.2002


Happy Australia Day to all my countrymen today.   And if you don’t have the day off to celebrate (like me), feel free to pop a few tins at knock off.   Good onya! Also, big shout out to one of my favorite writers, Seth Godin, for today’s launch of his new his new book Linchpin.   […]

The Derek Trucks Band – Hamburg, Germany – 4.27.2009

Jazz Fest

My heart goes out to the people in Haiti after such an awful tragedy.   This is a crazy messed up world that we live in.   It’s hard to watch on the tele, I can’t imagine what it must be like to go through that.   I urge you to do what ever you can to help […]

The Derek Trucks Band – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK – 4.22.09


2009 was a great year for The Derek Trucks Band.   They released the album Already Free, recorded in Derek’s home studio, and played some smoking shows.   In April I saw them play at The Park West in Chicago and it inspired me to start this blog. In 2010 the band is taking a hiatus from […]