Friday, June 30, 2023

Full Show Friday: Free - Granada , Manchester, England July 24th 1970

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Free!

A brief show from Free back in 1970 this week, but fear not, next week you are getting two full concerts...Pro Shot, Pro Sound, Set list below. Enjoy!

0:10 Ride on a Pony 4:30 Mr. Big 10:40 Songs of Yesterday 15:45 I'll be Creepin 20:25 All Right now

Thursday, June 29, 2023

New Single/Video from The Hails for "Heaven" featuring Kwin

The Miami, FL based indie/soul outfit The Hails release new single titled "Heaven" Featuring Kwin

About the song:
“’Heaven’ emerged as our first in-person collaboration after months of remote songwriting, fostering a melodic exchange between myself and Robbie. As the penultimate single from our debut album, it incites introspection about one’s lasting influence, even in absence. The poignant question, ‘If I was in heaven... would you fall in love again?’ persists, underpinned by a steady drumbeat symbolizing life's constant progression. A climactic flurry of strings offers a glimmer of hope for an eternal reunion.”

Check out the dreamy track below:

Album Review: Green Gasoline - Strike When The Iron Is Hot

Green Gasoline
Strike When The Iron Is Hot
**** out of *****

Before one note the music even flows out, the album cover drawn by Andrei Bouzikov screams out from a certain era of hard rock/metal, then the flying riffs and melodic screams follow. Green Gasoline luxuriate in the bygone sounds when heavy metal was king throughout Strike When The Iron Is Hot

The New Orleans based quartet of Logan Leis - bass/vocals, Taylor Chellew - guitar, Dylan Hemard -guitar, and Jon Casteix - drums, are not strictly throwback rockers. The group surely takes a ton of inspiration from late 70's and early 80's hard rock/metal but their execution and song writing keeps things fresh. 

While each song could rehash past genre stereotypes, Green Gasoline instead manage to mix things up consistently on their best offerings. An effort like "Roll The Dice" uses lyrics about staying alive to face these modern tough days while the music has flashes of Motörhead, groove parts and a sludgy finish. Closer "Lie Low Sell High" combines a punkish flair with blazing guitar shredding and a Black Sabbath feel. 

The groups songs can become extended such as on opener "Rough Child" which is a fun metal masher, with great guitar runs, all around a direct blues rock chorus, while the revved up banger "Sweet Mercy" tacks on multiple guitar solos, delivering a "Holy Diver" like feel. When the group stays in one subgenre for a full song, such as on "No Religion", the results are less exciting, but even playing it fairly straight ahead, the outfit still reels off a direct and impressive metal offering

One of Green Gasoline's strongest traits is Leis' vocals which soar crystal clear throughout the record. The high-pitched showcase "Steel The Knight" manages to support the high flying singing with a stomp part, marching drums and guitars that chug/wail simultaneously.  The group keeps shifting musical gears on the instrumental "Swamp Grass Boogie" and the acoustic interlude "Holumen's Last Sail" which drips into their cover of Trapeze's "Medusa", dishing out more hard edged, heavy blues rock. 

It can be fun to play spot the musical influences, but overall Strike When The Iron Is Hot proves that Green Gasoline is more than just the sum of hard rock bands as the New Orleans rockers deliver engaging, classic metal influenced offerings.      
Support the band, buy the album and peep some video below:

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Dream Wife Share New Video for Single "Social Lubrication"

The London based trio Dream Wife release the title track to their upcoming release Social Lubrication.

Regarding the disco leaning track the band had this to say:
“Exhausted. Done with being polite, done with sugar coating, placating, and pandering to patriarchal bullshit. Wanting to just exist, in this body without being pigeon-holed or judged for the bodies we exist in. Do the job well. Show up. Not play other people games. You can’t fix something rotten to the core - we need revolution not reform”

Check out the video below:

Album Review: SWANS - The Beggar

Hey all, got a review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!

It is the newest release from SWANS 16th studio album The Beggar

Support the artists, buy the album, read the review, peep some video below:

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Live Review: Roses Grove Band - One Station Plaza Bayside, Queens 6/20/23

Roses Grove Band
One Station Plaza 
Bayside, Queens 6/20/23

On a gorgeous night in Bayside Queens, an event titled First Train We Can Ride saw hippie vendors, fans and local barfly's mixing in the warm evening air as the Hamptons Long Island based Roses Grove Band ventured west to play three sets of Grateful Dead tunes. 

RtBE are friends with the band, but we haven't seen them since pre-pandemic back in 2019, safe to say the group has improved, as they jammed out with freedom while singing with sweet harmonies. The group of Chuck Gallanti-guitar, Ben Chaleff-bass/vocals, Nick Epstein-guitar/vocals, Matt Lasurdo-keys/vocals, Adrian Mullins-drums began the show by easing into a roundabout version of "Let The Good Times Roll" a breezy opener that allowed everyone to get in tune and check out the various vendors. 

The band then rolled directly into the wah-wah laden "Estimated Prophet" as babies danced on the stage before the tempo picked up with an energetic "Throwing Stones". The interplay between songs is always engaging with RGB and this transition contained a Phish vibe as the band moved into the highlight portion of the first set with a pumping disco jazz infused "The Music Never Stopped" that displayed excellent group interplay. "Sugaree" ended with funky jamming which led into a blistering "Sugar Magnolia" that was pumped forward by the drums of Mullins and bass of Chaleff.

The first set wrapped up with a "Scarlett Begonias" > "Eyes of The World" > "Fire On The Mountain" sandwich that had the reggae scales sliding up and down to close as Mullins drumming kept it flowing perfectly. After a brief break, the band returned with "Jack Straw" that featured great vocals from Epstein, Lasurdo, and Chaleff before RGB delivered their mini-train set with "Casey Jones", whose outro jam featured soaring guitar lines from Gallanti, as RGB transitioned into a note perfect rendition of "Terrapin Station"; a show highpoint. 

Pausing to catch their breath RGB then hopped back in the saddle for "China Cat Sunflower" which found them galloping on different wave lengths, but things coalesced again for the following "I Know You Rider" as Lasurdo's keys and Epstein's rhythm guitar got loose and funky during the outro jam. 

The next large segue fest began as a short "Playin' In The Band" started things. "Uncle John's Band" got spacey to end as the group wove their way into a fast version of "Shakedown Street" that elevated the space funk by dipping directly into "Also Sprach Zarathustra" which was a complete delight before RGB closed the set by returning to "Playin", ending the strong run of tunes. 

RGB's third set almost didn't happen as the time limit was reached, but a thirty minute extension allowed them to deliver the goods as they opened with a peppy version of "Turn On Your Lovelight" before the band closed with one more segue fest as "Help On The Way" started things off but it was the "West L.A. Fadeaway" that shown brightest as Gallanti used his Garcia like tone and wah-wah effects gorgeously before the rhythm section dropped into "Slipknot!" and wrapped the whole show up with a bright and bouncy "Franklins Tower". 

A perfect early summer night of Grateful Dead tunes covered by the excellent Roses Grove Band, couldn't ask for much more out of a Tuesday night in Bayside Queens. 
Support the artists, peep some video below:
(from another night)

Album Review: Cable Ties - All Her Plans

Hey all, got a review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!

It is the newest release from the Melbourne, Australia based trio Cable Ties titled All Her Plans

Fans of Sleater-Kinney, Screaming Females, and good rock n' roll with splashes of punk/post-punk need to check out this winner of an album. Good stuff.

Support the artist, buy the album, read the review, peep some video below:


Monday, June 26, 2023

Live Review: Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade - 6/23/23 Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY

Hey all, got a review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!

It is of the recent Les Claypool Fearless Flying Frog Brigade show on Friday night at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY.

A great show all around, it is amazing that I first saw the band during their debut tour back in 2000 at Irving Plaza

Support the band, catch them live, read the review and peep some video below:
(This was of the following night in Westbury):

Dylan Cover #586 John Cruz & Michael Ruff "What Good Am I?" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune comes from John Cruz & Michael Ruff and is a live cover of "What Good Am I?"

Thought's on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
Coming on the heels of Dylan's most powerful song in decades "What Good Am I?" can get lost on Oh Mercy, but the track is a sorrowful sweet plea. Slow and deliberate, questioning like the Louisiana night that may have inspired it. Dylan's vocal performance may not be his best, but at the heart of it this is a really powerful song. Not one of his better known tracks, but a goodie all the same. Simple and slow, direct without hidden agenda's (I think...) all of which is a bit unique for Bob.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is our first time hearing both John Cruz and Michael Ruff who are performing for Playing for Change

Thoughts on Cover:
A swelling dramatic cover that hits all the right notes on this powerful effort. 

Friday, June 23, 2023

Full Show Friday: Lucinda Williams- Copeland Hall Wilmington, DE 9.22.19

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Lucinda Williams!

From her Car Wheels on a Gravel Road 25th Anniversary Tour comes Lucinda Williams. 

Full set list below, Enjoy!

Lucinda Williams - (live) Copeland Hall Wilmington,DE 9.22.19 4K Team Philly Schoeps MK41v's CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR 

Intro / Right in Time Car Wheels on a Gravel Road 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten Drunken Angel Concrete and Barbed Wire Lake Charles Can't Let Go I Lost It Metal Firecracker Greenville Still I Long for Your Kiss Joy Jackson E Steal Your Love West Memphis Out of Touch Righteously / Walk on the Wild Side E2 Changed the Locks Foolishness

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Alyssa Scott Releases New Single "You"

The Nashville, TN based artist Alyssa Scott delivers her new single "You"

The track is a dance-pop effort mixed with slight country vibes. Check it out below:

Album Review: Queens of the Stone Age - In Times New Roman...

Hey all, got a review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!

It is the newest release from Queens of the Stone Age titled In Times New Roman...

Support the artists, buy the album, read the review and peep some video:

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Live Review: Buddy Guy, Kingfish, Sam Fish @ NYC Central Park Summerstage 6/18/23

Hey all, got a review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!

It is of the recent Buddy Guy, Kingfish and Samantha Fish show in Central Park on June 18th. 

A plethora of blues riffs rang out from Summerstage and a good time was had by all, maybe mostly by Bobby Rush who joined Guy onstage and whopped it up. 

Support the artists, catch the tour, read the review and peep some video below:

Album Review: Billy Iuso - 52 Hz

Billy Iuso
52 Hz
***and1/2 out of *****

During the pandemic, New Orleans based singer/songwriter/guitarist Billy Iuso laid down the tracks that would become 52 Hz. Working with local musicians and friends from his home studio the record came together as a mix of easy rock, light soul, and funky workouts. 

The core band helping Iuso are Reggie Scanlan on bass, Eddie Christmas on drums, Joe Ashlar on keys, with Renee Gros and Sari Jordan on backing vocals. The group interplay swells as the excellent production, engineering (David Farrell) and mixing (Tracey Freeman) brings a vibrant texture to all of the ten songs presented. 

Opening with the soul based outing "My Getaway", the record kicks off on a strong note as the horn work and rich sounds take hold while "What's Gonna Set You Free?" also traffics in these same waters, using excellent guitar work from Iuso. Violinist Rurik Nunan shows up to lend a hand on both "More To The Island (than meets the man)" and the easy rolling instrumental "Rains of Oaxaca". Each of the tracks also use warm organ, bass and nuanced guitar lines to flush out the sound. 

Less successful is when Iuso dips into 80's Steve Winwood inspired waters as "Strongest Child" (with guitar solo from Mike Doussan) and "Look Inside" (with added congas from Michael Skinkus) mellow things out, losing a bit of the songs bite. Better is when Iuso channels more of a Dire Straits sound on the organ backed, guitar rock of "It's Time" and the grooving "Shine On" which deploys layers of light funk and excellent work from the backing vocals in a Trey Anastastio Band like manner.         

A gorgeous instrumental "Arkansas Girl" shows off Iuso's guitar chops with layers of six strings, while album closer "It's Gonna Be OK" wrap things up on an incredibly strong note. It starts life as a stirring piano ballad before swelling into a cathartic, faith filled number that would be completely at home closing any show as a group singalong; reminiscent of Gov't Mule's "Soulshine".     

Named after the fascinating story of the world's loneliest whale, Iuso took pandemic isolation and funneled it into his craft as 52 Hz strongly shows off his dexterous guitar playing, emotive singing and honest songwriting talents. 
Support the artist, buy the album, and peep some video below:

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Album Review: Deer Tick - Emotional Contracts

Hey all, got a review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!

It is the newest release from Deer Tick titled Emotional Contracts.

The band's first album on ATO records, and their first new music release since 2017, is really solid. 

Support the artists, buy the album, read the review and peep some video below:

Beverly Glenn-Copeland Releases "Harbour (Song For Elizabeth)"

The Philadelphia-born, Canada-based singer, songwriter, and composer Beverly Glenn-Copeland has a new song out "Harbour (Song For Elizabeth)". 

Check it out below, a soothing love song with a nice bass interlude. 

Monday, June 19, 2023

Bandcamp Juneteenth Fundraiser

You still have time to help out and grab some great music as well via Bandcamp's Juneteenth Fundraiser

From the site:

On June 19 (from midnight (PT) June 19 to midnight (PT) June 20), we’ll hold our annual Juneteenth fundraiser, where we donate 100% of our share of sales* to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to support their ongoing efforts to promote racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education.

This annual fundraiser is part of our larger, ongoing commitment to racial equity, and we’ll continue to promote diversity and opportunity through our mission to support artists, the products we develop, those we promote through the Bandcamp Daily and Bandcamp Radio, how we work together as a team, who and how we hire, and our relationships with organizations local to our Oakland space (some of which we’ve highlighted below).

We hope you’ll help us spread the word about the upcoming fundraiser, and thank you for being a part of the Bandcamp community!

Ethan Diamond
CEO & Co-Founder of Bandcamp

Lots of bans are doing their part and one that jumped out is an RtBE favorite, The Hold Steady:

 Here is some Hold Steady to get you pitching in...

Dylan Cover #585 Chris Cornell "I Threw It All Away" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's artists, Chris Cornell doing a live cover of "I Threw It All Away" 

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
One of the brief sweet gems on Nashville Skyline as Dylan shows off his new vocal style with ease. The lyrics are direct about him screwing up a relationship. Mountains and rivers are blatantly sexual as the track breezes by with Dylan not all that broken up by his mistakes. More of a "Woah is me, oh well, moving on" feel to the country tinged ballad. A personal favorite off of this outlier album in Dylan's catalog.   


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Chris Cornell was a major voice in rock, fronting both Soundgarden and Audioslave

Thoughts on Cover:
Cornell's voice is something else, dramatic and he can over sing at times, but when he gets it right it is special.  A very neat cover, happy to have stumbled across this and yet one more reason to keep this Monday series going. 

Friday, June 16, 2023

Full Show Friday: Chuck Berry - Live at BBC Theatre 1972

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Chuck Berry!

Today it is the innovator of rock and roll himself, Chuck Berry.  We discussed Chuck in our Masters series and recently read the fantastic biography on him by R.J. Smith, Chuck Berry: An American Life, which is worth buying. 

Pro Shot, Pro Sound, Set list below.  Enjoy!

Thursday, June 15, 2023

New Single from R. Scully's Ten Gallon Tinfoil Hat "The Phone Song"

One of RtBE's all-time favorites Ryan Scully is back with a new song, this time from his Ten Gallon Tinfoil Hat project, which dips into a slightly more country/Americana side of things. 

The EP will be released at the end of the month and the band will be playing a special EP release show at BJ's Lounge in New Orleans on June 30th. Check out "The Phone Song" below:

Album Review: Scowl - Psychic Dance Routine

Psychic Dance Routine EP
*** out of *****

Driving guitars, slamming drums, and guttural vocals open "Shot Down" as Scowl set the punk/hardcore tone, but something surprising happens quickly that flips the script; the vocals and groove easily slip into 90's alternative mode with a sweet pop center.  

That mixing of 90's arena ready alt-rock with pop flair and sludgy/dirty/heavy punk sounds, fluctuate all throughout the Baltimore bands newest EP, Psychic Dance Routine. The group doesn't seem to mind prettying up a song to get the tune over, and are at home in both genres. The title track could have been a TRL mainstay a few decades back as it is more mainstream than anything bands like Hole or Sonic Youth has put out, sweetly swaying through riffs and easy drums. 

"Wired" goes in the harder direction with more screeching vocals and deep drums, dropping in a fun bass run as well. "Opening Night" goes back towards the mainstream with a Joan Jett pop rock chorus and hip shaking groove tagging on vocal screeches at the end for some reason. "Sold Me Out" shifts back, more into the punk lane with galloping drums and a chugging breakdown.   

Even when digging deep into the gutter, the band still has a polish and pop feel that should help broaden their appeal as Scowl gets down and spreads their genre wings via their Psychic Dance Routine.  
Support the band, buy the album and peep some video below. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Live Review: Bryan Adams & Joan Jett - Madison Square Garden, NYC 6/9/2023

Bryan Adams & Joan Jett
Madison Square Garden, NYC 6/9/2023

Two 1980's rock and roll icons played to a sold out Madison Square Garden on Friday night June 9th as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts opened up for Bryan Adams on his So Happy It Hurts Tour in the worlds most famous arena. 

The predominantly older crowd filed in as the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer returned to her adopted hometown and Jett started the show with a new song "Shooting Into Space" off her surprise new EP Mindsets which was released on June 2nd, and featured throughout the opening set. It says something that new tunes fit snuggly next to old favorites like the chugging "Cherry Bomb" and the crowd singalong "Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)" as the 'Oh Yeah!' chants bounced around the Garden. 

One of the set highlights was a hard rock cover version of Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People" as Jett and The Blackhearts took the theme of togetherness and put a leather vest on top of the positive message. The group delivered a quick take on their biggest hit "I Love Rock and Roll" which felt perfunctory, better was the slamming "Bad Reputation" which had a Ramones punk spirit mixed in, while the encore for Jett's set was a new tune, "Whiskey Goes Good" which brought a country twang to the hard rock proceedings. 

After a lengthy break, Bryan Adams and his four piece backing band, (Keith Scott – lead guitar, backing vocals Mickey Curry – drums, backing vocals Solomon Walker – bass, backing vocals Gary Breit – keyboards, backing vocals) arrived to a video intro of their song "Kick Ass" which worked well as they dropped right into that straight ahead rocking song live. 

The group are well versed and have the stage game down as Adams ran from side to side getting fans worked up with classics "Can't Stop This Thing We Started" and "Somebody". Adams has always walked a fine line between earnest rocker and cheesy overload and some of his tunes on this night like "Please Forgive Me", "When Your Gone" and "One Night Love Affair" dipped into Velveeta land, however an early arrival of "Heaven" pulled all the emotional weight as the song rang out winningly, complete with a huge guitar solo. 

Another highlight was Adams telling a story of the time he worked with Tina Turner and he became choked up before delivering an impactful version of "It's Only Love" which showcased his strongest vocals all night, and another great guitar solo. The band then shifted gears for a bit of rockabilly complete with stand-up bass work as "I've Been Looking for You" twanged out from the front of the large MSG stage.

Reliving the past is a big theme of Adams' music and while "Summer of '69" was a winner, complete with heavy break down, "18 til I Die" missed the mark completely. Better was the huge hit "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" and the ovation it received, before Adams started taking requests from those who could yell the loudest. 

"She's Only Happy When She's Dancing" was a fun hand clapping, hip swinging number while "Christmas Time" was an odd choice. "Cuts Like A Knife" found the band delivering the best groove of the entire show while "Run To You" was a revved up muscle car that took off an floored it.

The long set oddly ended with a cover of Frankie Vallie's "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and then a two song, solo acoustic encore of "Straight From the Heart" and "All For Love" and while the toned down sound was a unique choice to close the show, the huge set that proceeded it delivered the goods for the sold out crowd.    
Support the artists, catch them live on this tour and peep some video below:


Album Review: billy woods & Kenny Segal - Maps

billy woods & Kenny Segal
***and1/2 out of *****

Maps is the second collaborative album between New York City based MC billy woods and LA based producer Kenny Segal, following up on 2019's Hiding Places. The smooth grooving, full length affair gives room for woods words to flow over Segal's mellow sounds. 

Developed by woods as thematic full length, revolving around a travelogue diary, he records and reminisces on his overstuffed, massive touring schedule after Covid-19 lockdowns; woods has released perhaps the first post-pandemic "over it" album. He isn't looking to go back to quarantining, but he is beat from the travels, as stated on "Bad Dreams Are Only Dreams", he is jetlagged and can't catch the old version of himself, all flowing around late night jazzy horns.

"The Layover" is great and describes just what his title suggest as he has time to kill and just wants to get on with it around skittering jazz piano and standard beats. The most interesting musical wanderings arrive when Segal fully embraces those jazz tendencies, "FaceTime featuring Sam Herring" uses flutes and muted woodwinds expertly while "Blue Smoke" finds woods expertly rhyming over a full on jazz tune, a trend which could be expanded upon in the future.

"Baby Steps" is one of the better efforts as woods directly addresses the modern gig life struggles with a deep bass and weed colored audio swirling as guest EUCLID delivers a verse and Benjamin Booker puts breathy vocals behind the scene. Unlike a lot of hip hop albums, some of the guests detract from the flow and theme, "Sound Check featuring Quelle Chris" and the pairing of "Babylon By Bus featuring ShrapKnel" and "Year Zero featuring Danny Brown" all feel disjointed and angular, interrupting the road weary tales which have been established by woods.  

However, like a majority of modern hip-hop, woods and Segal suffer from ADHD when it comes to the tracks, as there are very few full songs here; the emphasis is on brief scene setting verses over slow understated musical surroundings. When the scene seems to be coming into focus, the track usual wraps up, such as the slow and ominous "Hangman". 

The laid back flow works, but so does efforts with more urgency like "Waiting Around featuring Aseop Rock" which drives forward with more soul samples and deep beats. Returning on "NYC Tapwater" woods comes back home and lights up as the album wraps up easily, woods and Segal have taken inspiration from efforts like De La Soul is Dead, telling stories and linking the album as whole successfully throughout Maps.     
Support the artists, buy the album and peep some video below:

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

New Video/Single From John Tomaino "The Wolf of Lonely Street"

Melbourne, Australia based singer/songwriter John Tomaino has a new video out for his tune "The Wolf of Lonely Street". 

Check out the video for the new song below:

Album Review: Jenny Lewis - Joy'All

Hey all, got a review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!

It is the newest release from Jenny Lewis titled Joy'All.

Having seen Lewis live and reviewed a few of her albums, (even ranking one in our decade look back) this one is right on up there with her best stuff.  It is breezy, fun and moves with easy grace and light bass bumps. Goodness all around. 

Support the artist, buy the album, read the review, and peep some video below:

Monday, June 12, 2023

Dylan Cover #584 Eliza Gilkyson - "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" Live from Austin, TX

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune comes from Eliza Gilkyson and is a live cover of "Love Minus Zero/No Limit".

Thought's on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
A personal gateway song, the first Dylan love offering that truly spoke to me was "Love Minus Zero/No Limit". It is an easy song to like, with it's sweet melody and one that gets deeper and deeper the more you contemplate the lyrics. Dylan uses some insane imagery to put true love into words with surreal phrasing that delivers the goods in a way that is tough to describe. In one sense, this is peak Dylan, moving with grace, describing things uniquely and just out of reach.  


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is RtBE's first time hearing Eliza Gilkyson who is a Taos, New Mexico-based folk musician.

Thoughts on Cover:
A cool cover that starts simple and acoustic with just Gilkyson, but swells with a southwestern folk flair. Gilkyson's vocals are strong in front of the accomplished musicians. 

Friday, June 9, 2023

Full Show Friday: Warren Zevon - Bridge School Benefit 1993

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Warren Zevon!

A shorter show today after Billy Strings double set bluegrass throw down last week. We are staying acoustic though as Warren Zevon plays Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit in 1993.  

Young joins for "Splendid Isolation" here and Zevon is in fine form. Pro shot, Pro Sound, full set list below. Enjoy!

Warren Zevon - Full Concert Recorded Live: 11/6/1993 - Shoreline Amphitheatre (Mountain View, CA) More Warren Zevon at Music Vault: Subscribe to Music Vault: Setlist: 0:00:00 - Lakes of Pontchartrain 0:04:44 - Searching for a Heart 0:08:13 - Splendid Isolation 0:13:24 - Tenderness On The Block 0:16:44 - Frank and Jesse James 0:20:36 - Werewolves Of London