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High-Energy Funk from Barrence Whitfield

The last time – really, the only time – I saw Barrence Whitfield perform was about twenty years ago. It seemed that shortly after, his name disappeared from my radar until the past couple of years. This is a long overdue comeback (for me, at least), because he is a fine R&B/soul/funk singer.

Barrence Whitfield

Barrence Whitfield

I was excited to be able to see him at Bull Run, a venue I enjoy quite a bit. Read the rest of this entry

Blues Legend Johnny Winter Performs

As much as I wanted to see Johnny Winter perform, I was a bit apprehensive about seeing this show; I was worried that his reported health issues would prevent this from being a quality show. I’m pleased to report that my fears went unfounded – Johnny is still very much a master!

Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter

Johnny is touring to celebrate his 70th birthday, which is February 23rd. He may look his age, but the way his fingers move across the guitar strings proves he is ageless! Read the rest of this entry

Joe Ely Crosses Genres

Joe Ely is another artist whose music I know but not well; I had wanted to see him, either solo or with The Flatlanders, for a while but always had conflicts. I was thrilled when some local solo acoustic shows were announced AND I could get to one of them!

Joe Ely

Joe Ely

I’d been told Joe ‘never disappoints.’ Not only did he not disappoint Sunday night at Bull Run, but he surpassed any expectations I had.  Read the rest of this entry

Delbert Gave It Up For Our Love

Friday night, I saw a fabulous blues musician who I’d never seen perform – Delbert McClinton.

Delbert McClinton

Delbert McClinton

What a performer! It was obvious to me that he’s a seasoned musician who enjoys what he does. He appeared to love playing at Bull Run, which is an intimate venue. The stage is a mere inches off the floor and the tables start close to the stage which makes it easy for the artists to engage the audience. Read the rest of this entry

Hey Hey, He Was a Monkee…

Michael Nesmith is so much more than that, however. And that’s a good thing!

Michael Nesmith

Michael Nesmith

I don’t know what I expected from the concert at Bull Run on Sunday night, which sold out quite quickly when it was announced a few months ago. I hoped he would perform songs mostly from his solo career, not from his days with The Monkees.  That’s exactly what he did.   He started the show by telling us they would perform only songs he’s written. Read the rest of this entry

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