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My Top Ten Shows of 2015!

I saw 224 shows in 2015. Yes, I know, that sounds like an insane number considering I have a day job that is completely unrelated to music. How would I choose my top ten, with another fifteen as runners-up? All the shows except one were at least very good, and I thought that narrowing the list would not be easy.

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It turned out not to be difficult at all. The top ten (or eleven as you will read below) were clear to me, as were the runners-up.

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Drive On Down And See The Turnpike Troubadours

A friend suggested I should see The Turnpike Troubadours at The Wilbur Theatre last week because they do not travel much outside Oklahoma and Texas – or did not until this tour. I did not know the band prior to the show, but we have some similar taste in music so I took her advice and got a ticket.

The Turnpike Troubadours

The Turnpike Troubadours

All this was before I knew that The Black Lillies, one of my favorite up-and-coming bands, were supporting them on at least part of the tour!

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The Black Lillies Brought Heat To The Fallout Shelter

On a fairly hot night, the Extended Play Sessions at the Fallout Shelter presented The Black Lillies, a wonderful Americana/blues/soul/rock band hailing from Knoxville, Tennessee.

Cruz Contreras

Cruz Contreras

While their music may take several words to define, it can be summed up in one word – terrific!

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Fabulous Americana-Roots Band At The NEW Extended Play Sessions

We have had great bands and unforgettable moments at The Extended Play Sessions and Monday, August 17th will add to the aura as we host one of the best touring American Roots Music acts in the country, The Black Lillies!

The Black Lillies (Official Poster)

The Black Lillies (Official Poster)

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