Coming Soon… February 5, 2009Posted by Matt in concerts.
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, concerts, drive-by truckers, Jason Isbell, Justin Townes Earle, Lucinda Williams, Memphis, Minglewood Hall, New Daisy Theater, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ryan Adams
You all know that I am a huge fan of live music and go to various concerts anytime the occasion arises. So, today I was looking ahead a little bit at the shows that will soon be coming to the Memphis area that I am particularly interested. With a houseful of kids at home, I have to be a bit picky about the shows that I do choose because it is not so easy to get away nowadays. So far, these are the upcoming live performances that have my attention:
2/15 – Old Crow Medicine Show @ Minglewood Hall
Minglewood Hall is the newest addition to the Memphis concert scene and I am really looking forward to catching a show there at some time to check the place out. OCMS are a very good bluegrass/folk sort of band who I have not had the chance to catch in the past and would like to see, but they are not at the top of the list.
2/24 – Lucinda Williams @ Minglewood Hall
I’ve been a big fan of Lucinda for several years and have had the chance to see her once in the past. I absolutely love her latest album and I am sure that several of the new cuts, like Real Love and others, would sound great live. Though she is fairly high on the list, her station is still below our next entry.
2/27 – The Drive-By Truckers @ New Daisy Theater
DBT has been one of my favorite bands for quite a while and I’ve caught their stellar live show twice over the years. Last year’s concert stretched to around 3:30 in length and they totally tore the roof off the New Daisy. This year I expect no different from the band at the top of my local show list.
3/18 – Ryan Adams @ Minglewood Hall
Though I’ve never seen Adams before, I’ve heard plenty of stories about his temperamental attitude and oftentimes disregard for his fans. Still, he is another act that I hope to see when I get the chance.
3/24 – Jason Isbell/Justin Townes Earle
Both of these acts released excellent albums last year that both ranked on my year-end list, so I certainly have an interest in seeing them. Isbell proved himself to be an excellent songwriter during his tenure with DBT, something that he continued to carry through his first solo album. Earle, the son of Steve Earle, has a very enjoyable old-school outlaw country sound that echoes his father’s early recordings.
Choice number one is definitely DBT with Isbell/Earle as a second.
Then, of course, there is the 4/7 Springsteen show in Tulsa that I will hopefully be attending as well. Now that will be awesome.