Oct 262018

If  YOU have a show YOU would like added to my list PLEASE email me at garyhayes2@yahoo.com. I literally watch more than 40 venues in Nashville plus belong to many concert websites in order to bring you this coverage. NEW IN 2018, folks I am always looking for ways to enhance what I do for you. So this year I’ll be reporting on further Kentucky shows, and further Tennessee shows as well.

Folks WHATEVER YOU DO PLEASE support live venue music.

Amanda Shires
Cory Branan
Southgate House December 1st

Tommy Ash
The Basement December 2nd

The Josephines
The Basement East December 7th

Del McCourry
Woodward Theater Owensboro Ky December 8th

The Blackfoot Gypsies
The A Frame in BG KY December 8th

Wayne Hancock
Exit Inn December 9th

Kristiana Murray
Santa’s Pub December 9th

Aaron Lee Tasjan
3Rd And Lindsley December 9th

Jerry Lee Lewis
Schemerhorn Symphony December 10th

The Local Honeys
Capitol Arts Center Bowling Green Ky November 10th

Sierra Hull
Andrew Peterson
The Ryman Auditorium December 9th and 10th

The Bottle Rockets
3Rd And Lindsley December 11th

Kendell Marvel
Exit Inn December 11th

David Ball
American Legion Post 82 December 11th

Lilly Hiatt
The Basement East December 12th

Sunny Sweeney
Brennan Leigh
Bri Bagwell
Hi Tone Cafe Memphis Tn December 12th

Sunny Sweeney
Brennan Leigh
Bri Bagwell
3rd And Lindsley December 13th

The Bottle Rockets
Southgate House December 13th

Raelyn Nelson
Little Harpeth Brewing December 14th

JD McPherson
3Rd And Lindsley December 16th

Jonny Lee
Mikey Gilley
Huckabee Hendersonville Tn Dec 18th

The Farmer And Adelle
Cambria Hotel And Suites December 19th

Kristina Murray
Radio Cafe December 20th

Alison Krauss
Schemerhorn Symphony Center December 21st

Billy Strings
3Rd and Lindsley December 22nd

The Wooks
Southgate House Revival December 29th

The Blackfoot Gypsies
The Basement December 29th and 30th

Blackberry Smoke
Brent Cobb
Chattanooga Tn Soldiers And Sailors Municipal Auditorium December 31st

Unknown Hinson
Exit Inn December 31st

The Royal Hounds
Dee’s country Cocktail Lounge January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24rth, 31st

Exit Inn January 5th

The Milk Carton Kids
Ryman Auditorium January 10th

Kristiana Murray
The Basement January 11th

Sean Whiting
Southgate House January 12th

Sarah Shook And The Disarmers
The Southgate House January 17th

Greensky Bluegrass
Ryman Auditorium January 17th

Steel Woods
Josh Card
3Rd and Lindsley January 18th and 19th

The Grascals
Bluegrass Hall Of Fame Woodard Theater January 19th

The Devil Makes Three
3Rd And Lindsley January 20th

Wayne Hancock
Joe’s Truck Stop
The Southgate House January 24th

Whiskey Myers
Cannery Ballroom January 25th

Aaron Watson
the Ryman January 29th

The Po’ Ramblin
The Station Inn January 30th

Brent Cobb
Ryman Auditorium January 31st

The Grascals
The Station Inn Feb 2nd 2019

Josh Card
The Steel Woods
The Warehouse Bowling Green Feb 2nd 2019

Dead Horses
The High Watt February 6th

The Royal Hounds
Scoreboard Grill Feb 7th

Andrew Leahey And The Homestead
The Royal Hounds
Acme Feed And Seed Feb 9th

Micky And The Motorcars
Exit Inn Feb 10th

The Royal Hounds
Acme Feed And Seed Feb 13th

The Wild Feathers
The Ryman Auditorium Feb 15th and 16th

Radney Foster
City Winery Feb 15th

The Lil Smokies
The High Watt Feb 9th

Sean K. Preston And The Loaded Pistols
Tennessee Brew Works Feb 21st 2019

Travis Tritt
Country music Hall Of Fame Feb 22nd and 23rd 2019

Blackberry Smoke
The Ryman Auditorium Feb 23rd

Tim Atwood
Country Music Hall Of Fame Feb 23rd

Randy Rogers Band
Marathon Music Works Feb 23rd

Rhonda Vincent And The Rage
Bluegrass Hall Of Fame Feb 23rd

Kacey Musgraves
Ryman Auditorium Feb 27th 2019

John Prine
Ryman Auditorium December 31st

Kasey Musgraves
Bridgestone Arena March 1 and 2nd 2019

Elizabeth Cook
Chris Shiflett
Kendell Marvel
The Basement East March 3rd

Sarah Shook And The Disarmers
The Basement East March 8th

Infamous Stringdusters
The Great Peacock
Marathon Music Works March 29th

Reverend Horton Heat
Legendary Shack Shakers
Hooten Hallers
Southgate House Revival April 8th

Hayes Carll
The Basement East April 11th

The Grascals
Courthouse Square In Leitchfield Ky July 20th 2019

Oct 262018

By Joshua Wallace

Dillon Carmichael’s voice oozes solid country gold, and his sound mixes solid country gold with influences from southern rock.  His debut album Hell On An Angel which was produced by Dave Cobb is a record we will remember for a long time as a standard bearer in good country music.  Dillon Carmichael has two famous uncles that he takes his workhorse approach to country music from. Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry and John Michael Montgomery were both huge influences on him and his style.  However, the record Hell On An Angel is purely Dillon Carmichael and while the other influences are there, he does a lot to carve his own path.

The record starts off with a siren before getting into the opening track “Natural Disaster”.  This is pure outlaw country at it’s finest and focuses on Carmichael’s pure baritone voice. He hits some strong notes on this one that really lets you know what you’re in for on this album.  Another favorite is the Jon Pardi written track “Country Women”. It picks up the pace a bit for this album and highlights the killer duo of Leroy Powell on guitar and Robby Turner on pedal steel.  If there is anything to be said about Dave Cobb as a producer, he certainly knows how to put together an all star studio band.

I also really dig the track “That’s What Hank Would Do”.  It’s a track that has been done several times over, but Dillon Carmichael puts his own spin to it and puts out another good track.  He sings with a conviction on this track that makes me think this would fit on a Jamey Johnson record and you know most of Jamey Johnson’s tracks turn into hits.  The final tracks “Old Flame” and “Dixie Again” have more of a southern rock sound to them. “Old Flame” plays like a southern rock ballad with a big crescendo into a heavier chorus.  The electric guitar is blazing on this track. It’s a nice compliment to “Dixie Again” which starts off with a nice piano riff and the track builds to a nice solo from Leroy Powell and crew to bring the album to an end.

This is one hell of a debut record from Dillon Carmichael and he couldn’t have had a better team around him to make it.  My only complaint is that the hit song “Old Songs Like That” which introduced the world to Dillon is not featured on this album.  Maybe we’ll get that on an extended edition or somewhere down the line. This is the kind of debut record that makes me look forward to seeing an artist live and hearing what comes next from them.  Hell On An Angel is available everywhere today so give it a spin on your favorite streaming service and pick up a CD wherever you buy them, it’s a good one.

Favorite Tracks : Natural Disaster, Country Women, That’s What Hank Would Do, Old Flame, Dixie Again

Dillon Carmichael – Hell On An Angel (2018)

  1. Natural Disaster
  2. It’s Simple
  3. Country Women
  4. Hell On An Angel
  5. Dancing Away With My Heart
  6. Hard On A Hangover
  7. That’s What Hank Would Do
  8. Might Be A Cowboy
  9. Old Flame
  10. Dixie Again
Oct 262018

By Joshua Wallace

Jamie Lin Wilson is back with her new album Jumping Over Rocks.  It is a follow-up to her 2016 debut Holidays & Wedding Rings. Jumping Over Rocks takes the sound and storytelling prevalent in Holidays & Wedding Rings and fine tunes it for her sophomore record.  

The album kicks off with a slower number called “Faithful & True” which showcases Jamie’s voice alongside an acoustic guitar and low whining of a pedal steel.  More instruments kick in as the song goes, but Jamie’s voice is the star here. I really dig the single “The Being Gone”. It brings in the full band for the first time and has a nice groove that gets you into the flow of things.  Another nice track is “Eyes For You” which heavily features the pedal steel work of Cody Angel on this one.

I really dig the “Instant Coffee Blues” cover here.  It’s an awesome take on the Guy Clark song and features Jack Ingram as a guest vocalist.  “If I Told You” takes the album back to where it started in a way. Just like “Faithful and True”, it’s a slow ballad with acoustic guitar and pedal steel quietly in the background as other instruments kick in.  It ends the album on a note that highlights Jamie’s voice and songwriting.

Jumping Over Rocks is a solid sophomore record from Texas singer Jamie Lin Wilson.  I’m looking forward to seeing her live sometime down the road soon and you should too.  This record is available today, October 26th, 2018. Give it a stream and buy a copy if you dig it even half as much as I do.        

Favorite Tracks : Faithful & True, The Being Gone, Eyes For You, Instant Coffee Blues, Run, In A Wink

Jamie Lin Wilson – Jumping Over Rocks (2018)

  1. Faithful & True
  2. The Being Gone
  3. Oklahoma Stars
  4. Eyes for You
  5. Everybody’s Moving Slow
  6. Instant Coffee Blues (featuring Jack Ingram)
  7. Death & Life
  8. Run
  9. In a Wink
  10.  If I Told You