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Re: “Jeff Beck's going down at the Ryman Sunday, and you don't want to miss it

I've seen Jeff a lot but tickets are too expensive these days.

Posted by phister on 05/14/2015 at 11:23 PM

Re: “Jeff Beck's going down at the Ryman Sunday, and you don't want to miss it

That'll teach you to write an appreciation of Jeff Beck's career.

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Posted by Beck in Black on 05/14/2015 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Jeff Beck's going down at the Ryman Sunday, and you don't want to miss it

The writer should've done his research before writing about a concert with Jeff Beck and his current band at The Ryman this weekend. Sure, JB Has an unquestionable legacy and yes, he is still doing things on his guitar that folks half his age will never come close to achieving, but time and time again, he hand picks the legendary Jimmy Hall to accompany him on stage. Hall's voice is just as strong as ever, becoming richer with age instead of losing its range or power. One can Google reviews of Beck's concerts on this tour and see raving reviews on Mr. Hall as well as Mr. Beck. I had the amazing experience to see Jeff Beck with Jimmy Hall in Atlanta where Jimmy received standing ovations on every song he sang! And watching Jeff's reaction to that - huge grins, bowing down to Jimmy - showed the true synchronicity of their work together and deep mutual respect they share for one another. One could even call it "brotherly love." Music City is proud of Jimmy Hall and for him to not even have a mention in this article is disgusting. Oh, and in case you'd like to see a little of what you've missed and could've writt about Jimmy, check out some of the videos on YouTube of the tour.

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Posted by ozgirl on 05/14/2015 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Jeff Beck's going down at the Ryman Sunday, and you don't want to miss it

I saw Jeff in St. Augustine last weekend. I saw him in Atlanta 2 years ago. In Atlanta he and his band were great. Now they are beyond belief. Jimmy Hall has added so much to the mix and the band is super tight. A must concert.

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Posted by Doug Vanden Heuvel on 05/14/2015 at 8:50 PM

Re: “How a terrible worship song drove me from Christianity

I'm sympathetic to this author. I've had similar complaints about song lyrics, and similar conversations with my wife.
However I came to a revelation one day that helped me greatly--it was when I realized that there are four basic ways that people experience and respond to God: Emotional, Logical, Sensory, and Mystical. And these are preferences are pre-established by our personality preferences--it's difficult for a Emotional person to experience God thru Logic, and vice versa. Unfortunately, many people establish their preference as the "right" one and all others as "wrong," rather than seeing them merely as preferences.
The bottom line--I'd advise this author not to give up on faith entirely, but simply find a church where the worship practice is more in keeping with his personality.

Posted by Heart, Soul, Mind, Strength on 05/14/2015 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Jeff Beck's going down at the Ryman Sunday, and you don't want to miss it


I appreciate any author who seeks to shed more light on the legacy of Jeff Beck, but I also try to offer my own insight where I think the light remains dim. Your first sentence is great. Someone reads that and it's, whoa...say what? But instead of answering, you offer a personalized appreciation that fails to live up to the conviction of that first sentence.

The people who stray from the household comfort of Page and Clapton in conversations about groundbreaking guitarists they speak from experience, and the experience is in the live show. Yes, JB is revolutionary and timeless. But the substance of that description has less to do with something he recorded 43 years ago than what he does on stage today. He is still innovating, still making sounds with his guitar that no one else can.

He also picks his musicians accordingly. Why mention Bobby Trench, Clive Chaman, and Cozy Powell, if that's not the reason it's "going down" on Sunday? The names worth mentioning are the cavaliers of Jeff's current narrative: Rhonda Smith, Jonathan Joseph, Nicholas Meier, and yes, Jimmy Hall.

In addition to being one of Nashville's own, Jimmy goes way back with Jeff (1969 according to the article posted below). His work with Jeff in the 80's earned him a Grammy nod, and he is a big part of why Jeff considers "Going Down" encore material for this tour. If you have the opportunity on Sunday, ask Jeff who he thinks is the best singer alive. While many musicians will quibble instead of respond to such a question, Jeff will shoot you straight: Jimmy Hall, a man he has asked to sing alongside him time and time again over the past 30 years. If you're going to examine Jeff Beck's legacy--even as a guitarist--in the context of this tour, the story is incomplete without Jimmy Hall.

For more on the back story of Jeff and Jimmy:

P.S. If you have any doubt as to my credibility, feel free to contact me on Sunday night (after the show). I'd be glad to introduce you to someone with a little more authority on the matter. Alex: 615.482.3159

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Posted by Jeffrey on 05/14/2015 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Jeff Beck's going down at the Ryman Sunday, and you don't want to miss it

Any time you have the opportunity to see Jeff Beck live...jump on it.

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Posted by Rob on 05/14/2015 at 6:53 PM
Posted by craterdaddy on 05/14/2015 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Jeff Beck's going down at the Ryman Sunday, and you don't want to miss it

Thanks for the history lesson but we could have used some information on his more recent compositions, GRAMMY's, and his new live album being released in 5 days! And why no information on the band? They are all well known and highly accomplished. I agree, the biggest oversight was not including Nashville legend Jimmy Hall on vocals. Hall has lived, played, and recorded in Nashville since the 80's, has done multiple tours with Beck, and deserves at least a mention. Had you done more than research Jeff's past and look at a few setlists online, you would have thought to include this information, which would helped to create some sense of a local Nashville voice. Instead the piece reads like it could be from any random news outlet. Frustrating.

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Posted by Ryan 1 on 05/14/2015 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Jeff Beck's going down at the Ryman Sunday, and you don't want to miss it

I am amazed that the author of this article doesn't seem to be up on the importance of this Jeff Beck tour to folks in Nashville. No doubt, Jeff Beck alone is a must go. He's one of the greatest guitar players in the world and has a catalog that spans a fantastic journey of genres always finding new ground. Jack did you even check out who is in the band these days??? Jimmy Hall, a prominent figure in the Nashville music community, the 70's southern rock icon of Wet Willie, one of the greatest living white blues rock singers around has been the lead singer in Jeff Beck's band and touring with him for over a year. The reviews and posts I have been following all give praise to the band and all mention that Jimmy Hall has been killing it on stage city after city. This is a rare treat to have one of Nashville's own being front and center with Jeff Beck at the Ryman and not mentioning Jimmy Hall or this killer band as a part of the article blows my mind! I am going not just to see Jeff Beck but to hear Jimmy Hall in the world class gig he deserves. Shame on the Nashville Scene and Jack Silverman for not even taking this into the article about this great gig coming Sunday to the Ryman. Jimmy Hall is one of Nashville's treasures and is on stage Sunday with a legend. What a special night for Nashville!

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Posted by craterdaddy on 05/14/2015 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Jeff Beck's going down at the Ryman Sunday, and you don't want to miss it

Not including Nashville`s native Jimmy Hall is inexcusable!
Lack of support from Music City for one of the BEST singers in the music industry is downright embarrassing and shows the one-sided mentality of this writer.

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Posted by Matthew on 05/14/2015 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Jeff Beck's going down at the Ryman Sunday, and you don't want to miss it

Brice, good point. While the point of my piece was to examine Beck's legacy as a guitarist, I should have given Jimmy Hall as shout-out. I haven't seen any of the shows with him, so couldn't really comment on the performances, but Jimmy Hall is terrific, and I'm sure it's going to be great.

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Posted by Jack on 05/14/2015 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Jeff Beck's going down at the Ryman Sunday, and you don't want to miss it

While I concur on all of your points about Beck, it would be nice if you could have mentioned that Nashville's own, the Great Jimmy Hall is lead vocalist with Beck's current band and has been killing it on this tour, as he will do again this Sunday at the Ryman.

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Posted by Brice on 05/14/2015 at 1:57 PM
Posted by Frank Zappa on 05/14/2015 at 11:31 AM

Re: “How a terrible worship song drove me from Christianity are really messed up to "leave" Christianity over a song written by a mortal. Makes me wonder whether you were ever "there" (how can one leave a place he has never been?) And methinks you were never don't seem to know that God's heart is not an organ. His heart is all-sensing. And as for a song being incense, read Revelation. The prayers of the saints (believers) are incense unto God. It's stated over and over again. And the song was a prayer. If the writer liked it, let him like it. Why are you acting petty and competitive?
As for your "analysis" based upon your "music row" prowess (been there, done that, published too. It's no big deal), it seems your god is your career. Like I said, been there. Left Nashville and the business to better serve Jesus. Can't count the celebs I ran with, and did shows with as a backup singer and soloist as well. I left it all and forsook trying to promote myself. Now I promote the King. Stop trying to assess the Kingdom of God through earthly means, like the standards of this world. It only breeds confusion such as is evident on this page. Ah, I could go on, but I think my words are falling on rocky soil--words being seeds of truth, and rocky soil being a hard heart.

Posted by GIRLN10SE on 05/12/2015 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Mike Henderson's latest album captures the raucous blues he's been dealing out Mondays at The Bluebird for 25 years

Really appreciate this article. The next time I'm in Nashville on a Monday night, I'm gonna be there.

Posted by Slowhand Pat on 05/11/2015 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Yelawolf's Love Story is that rarest of birds — a truly Nashville hip-hop album

Holy crap - this article rocks ... This album is hot ... I keep listening to the leaked album on-line. I love the spiritual side of eminen & Yelawolf in 'best friend'

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Posted by Amy Ogle on 05/07/2015 at 4:30 PM

Re: “How a terrible worship song drove me from Christianity

Sure, the lyrics you wrote about aren't incredibly deep, and surely, they're a tad amateur-ish, but I'm not sure how pure Vulcan-like logic can be the only thing you draw from a worship song. Let's dissect it for just a moment without pretending we're trying to stuff music up God's nose-heart:

Let our song: Our offering of praise, the sound of lifted voices exalting God

Be like sweet incense: An offering given to God often in the Old Testament, and a fragrant, physical aroma in the temple/house of worship that is pleasing to God's senses.

To Your heart: No, not a blood pumping organ. The heart that most music speaks of...our very being. The center of who we are. C'mon man - you've at least got to understand this one.

So, if you want to break it down, the artist is trying to say, "May the songs we sing to you, God, be pleasing to your senses and to the core of who You are."

This is not rocket surgery.

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Posted by Daniel Rogers on 05/07/2015 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Rockabilly wunderkind Larry Collins returns to Nashville with fingers still flying


Thanks for a wonderful update on one music's most under-rated artists!

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
Stacy's Music Row Report

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Posted by Stacy Harris on 04/30/2015 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Yelawolf's Love Story is that rarest of birds — a truly Nashville hip-hop album

THANK YOU for a dope and thoughtful review of this masterpiece .. F Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and all these other publications that have no GD clue how to talk about Music anymore

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Posted by Truth on 04/30/2015 at 6:20 PM

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