Your last concert was to see who and when?

Pretty simple, what and when was your last concert?

Oops, I meant to say Western Swing above, not Country Swing. Hey, when I wrote that at six something this morning I hadn't been to sleep yet¬†ūüėä .

Tedeschi/Trucks Band at Red Rocks a couple of weeks ago. First time seeing a show there and it was a good one. I didn’t do a head count but they have at least 10 or 12 people in the band and they put on a great show. Derek has matured beautifully as a guitar player since his days as a child prodigy and then with the ABB. And I didn’t realize before just how good a singer and guitar player Susan is.

My wife and I were supposed to see Lucinda Williams opening for Big Thief a couple of days later at RR. The show was delayed a couple of hours due to rain and lightning in the area (quite a light show!). We were soaked and cold after waiting in line for well over an hour and finally decided to leave before they eventually let everyone in. Big time bummer.

Up next is Iris Dement at the tiny Kate Theater in Old Saybrook CT in a couple of weeks. Have seen Iris five or six times, including one (or two maybe?) with John Prine. She’s an all-timer.

Allman Betts Family Reunion tour in Buffalo NY on 11-29. Great show with two full sets.


Lucky for you to see that show.  I would really like to see them or Tedeschi Trucks but neither of those bands are anywhere near where t can get to this year.  I will have to fix that next year.  I am glad you were able to see a great show!

It was a long time ago.

So long ago I am not even sure I remember which was the last.

But I am thinking that in the cold months of '03 I drove up tho Philadelphia on kind of the spur of the moment to see Steve Earle at The Living Arts Theater.

@ezwind  , I am an Iris fan also.  But I've only seen her a couple of times.  My concert going days kind of died with 9/11.  I used to love Lucinda!  I saw her an even dozen times.  First time was in '99 at a little 500 seat general admission venue and we were first row center.  She was touring Car Wheels.  She was my hero back then and I wasn't the same for days after seeing that one.  I think the last time I saw her might have been at the TLA in Philly in the summer of '02 . . . I am not positive.  I was doing some you tube searches on her a while back ago and I saw that her and Dwight Yokam and Steve Earle were doing shows together . . . calling it LSD.  That would have been something I would have changed my life in order to see back about 25 years ago.

Buddy Guy with a very young Joe Bonamassa opening for him. Buddy guy was great, I had to get earplugs for my wife and I, Joe was way too loud, and not so enjoyable as a result.

August 16, 2023 - Red Rocks Amphitheater

Beck, Phoenix, Japanese Breakfast, Sir Chloe

Sad to say, I haven't seen another show since. Looking forward to a good 2024 concert schedule.

Joan Osborne a few weeks ago at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley  CA.

Sadly it was a big disappointment. The sound was  inexcusabley terrible. 

Ms Osborne was upstaged by the instrumentalists. Her vocals were 

muddled and way in the background. An expensive ticket. Merde.

@bander - Really sorry to hear regarding the sound at the Joan Osborne show. We saw her last year at Ludlow Garage in Cincinnati and it was fantastic. Her vocal performance was very good, as was the accompaniment. Overall, it was a fantastic show. Didn't hurt that we were front row in a 325 seat room...

Lucinda Williams and her band in October. Thoroughly enjoyed the music and stories she told. I admire her talents and strength despite her physical limitations (unable to play guitar) while still recovering from a stroke.


As always, Iris put on a great show. Other than a couple of shows with John Prine she's always been solo when I've seen her, but this time she had a couple of talented young women on bass, guitar and vocals backing her. She seems to be completely over the stage shyness she used to experience and was very talkative and funny throughout the show.

Lucinda is probably my third favorite artist behind the Dead (vet of 100+ shows) and Dylan (first show in 1966). She's so genuine and as real as it gets, and she's one of the most underrated songwriters of the last few decades. I've seen her dozens of times, most memorably at the Ryman in Nashville a few years back when she on her Car Wheels 25th anniversary tour. Lots of special guests including Emmylou, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale among others. That LSD tour was one of the few where I didn't catch any of the shows unfortunately.

Skinny Puppy, last Thursday at the Anaheim House of Blues.   Supposedly their last tour.  How many times have you heard that one before???

Bonnie Raitt, last September at the Santa Fe opera. My daughter and I sat in the front row.

Norman Brown, October 13, 2023. I'm so happy that San Antonio has a new Jazz Venue. The Buena Vista Theater is an absolutely outstanding venue for Jazz.

2024 concert schedule here in Cincinnati is heating up. Here's a few I'm planning to attend in spring of 2024... Also hope to see a show or two at Read Rocks or near Golden, CO where my son is attending university.

Guided by Voices


Carbon Leaf

Shovels and Rope

Proxima Parada

Can't wait to see who's playing this summer and fall....

@reubent - What? No Saving Escape? Young Cincinnati band who put on a great show. Kala's pipes (lead singer) and known far and wide.

@dweller - Actually, never heard of Saving Escape. However, I see they are scheduled to play at MOTR Pub on Feb. 24. I'll check them out and see if I may be interested in going to see them.

@slaw - Hey Steve! How was Lucinda? I've seen her, and Buick 6, many times. Some great, some not so great...

Hey Tom. She did her show with a different twist. Told stories of how her songs came to be which was a bonus. Since her stroke, she hasn't gained all functions back but her voice was as strong as I've heard it. Band was super tight.