IBMA 2009 – Adam Steffey Band – Nashville, TN

IBMA 2009 - Adam Steffey Band - Nashville, TN

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IBMA 2009 – The Bankester Family – Nashville, TN

IBMA 2009 - The Bankester Family - Nashville, TN

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Strait Through the Night – Hollywood Disco – Nashville, TN

Strait Through the Night - Hollywood Disco - Nashville, TN

A showcase of some of Nashville’s finest songwriters and performers who get together once a month and perform a George Strait album in it’s entirety.

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The Grand Ole Opry – April 11, 2009 – Nashville, TN

The Grand Ole Opry - April 11, 2009 - Nashville, TN

What a great night at the Opry!  Guests include Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky thunder featuring Bryan Sutton (filling in for Cody Kilby who is on the road with the Travelin’ McCourys), Martina McBride, Vince Gill,  Rhonda Vincent and the Rage,  Jo Dee Messina, The Whites, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, and Aubrey Haney filling in for Hoot as the house fiddler.  A special treat for me was seeing Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder play Wheel Hoss with dueling fiddles played by Andy Leftwich and Aubrey Haney… not to mention  Bryan Sutton!  For those of you not familiar, Bryan Sutton played the guitar on Ricky’s big comeback to acoustic bluegrass… Bluegrass Rules!

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The Gene Ween Band – Exit/In – Nashville, TN 3-24-2009

The Gene Ween Band - Exit/In - Nashville, TN 3-24-2009

Gene Ween put on a great solo show with a fantastic band at Nashville’s Exit/In.  Top notch performance!

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Prophetik Fashion Show – Posh Boutique – Nashville, TN

Prophetik Fashion Show - Posh Boutique - Nashville, TN

Charity fashion show to benefit the Asian Elephant Art Conservation Project.  Some of the clothing was painted by the elephants.  3-19-2009 at Posh in Hillsboro Village.  Above left is current Miss Tennessee USA 2009, Kristin Motil.  Above right is Nicole Cammack, from Big Brother.

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Nashville Live Music Photography

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The Del McCoury Band – New Years Eve 2008 at The Ryman

The Del McCoury Band - New Years Eve 2008 at The Ryman

The Del McCoury Band brought down the house New Years Eve at the Ryman Auditorium!  Wow!  They were the first band of the night to play unplugged and they sounded fantastic!  It was refreshing to hear the instruments without pickups for the first time of the night.  After a full set the band was joined by The Infamous Stringdusters, The Emmit-Nershi Band, Ronnie Bowman, Chris “Critter” Eldridge, Don Reno and a great deal of friends and family.

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Sarah Jarosz – New Years Eve 2008 at The Ryman

Sarah Jarosz - New Years Eve 2008 at The Ryman

Sarah Jarosz played a few songs in between headliners… Ronnie joined her on a few tunes.

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The Infamous Stringdusters – New Years Eve 2008 at The Ryman

The Infamous Stringdusters - New Years Eve 2008 at The Ryman

The Infamous Stringdusters kicked off the New Years celebration… I would have liked to hear them without pickups on the instruments, but a great set to start off the night.  They were joined by Del for “Little Cabin Home on the Hill” sung by Del and Travis.  Ronnie stayed for a few additional tunes.  Playing a good part of the show was Chris Eldridge, known to all as “Critter,” who was right at home with his old band mates.  Check out more of what Critter is doing at PunchBrothers.com.

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The McCoury Brothers at The Station Inn 2008

The McCoury Brothers at The Station Inn 2008

Ronnie and Rob McCoury played another spectacular show at the Station Inn with the help of a few friends… Jason Carter, Alan Bartrum, Jeff White, Casey Driessen, Alison Krauss, Ronnie Bowman, Josh Williams, and Chris Stapleton.

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Sierra Hull – IBMA World of Bluegrass 2008 – Nashville, TN

Sierra Hull - IBMA World of Bluegrass 2008 - Nashville, TN

Sierra’s mandolin playing is amazing!  I would have liked to see her win mandolin player of the year, even though Adam Steffey is extremely deserving.

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Tony Rice with Mountain Heart – IBMA World of Bluegrass 2008

Tony Rice with Mountain Heart - IBMA World of Bluegrass 2008

What an amazing treat!  IBMA was fortunate enough this year to have the legendary Tony Rice accompany Mountain Heart for after hours and official showcases.   Between the 2 sets, a good number of classic Tony tunes were covered such as Manzanita, Old Train, Blue Railroad Train, and Nine Pound Hammer.  Mountain Heart is an amazing band and Tony seemed to be having a blast… definitely the highlight of the entire IBMA conference!

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Dave Peterson and 1946 – IBMA World of Bluegrass After Hours Showcase 2008

Dave Peterson and 1946 - IBMA World of Bluegrass After Hours Showcase 2008

Can’t get a better band anywhere… Luke Bulla on the fiddle, Bryan Sutton on guitar, Paul Franklin on Steel, and Tommy G. on drums.  Some of Nashville’s finest came together for Dave Peterson’s IBMA after hours showcase.  Only in Nashville can surprises like this happen!

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Mark Schatz – IBMA World of Bluegrass After Hours 2008

Mark Schatz - IBMA World of Bluegrass After Hours 2008

The amazing Mark Schatz… this time on Clawhammer instead of the bass.

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Tennessee State Fair 2008

Tennessee State Fair 2008

We had a great time at the Tennessee State Fair this year… lots of interesting people around, that’s for sure!

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Abanoned Nashville General Hospital

Abanoned Nashville General Hospital

Part of the old Nashville City Hospital complex… if I’m not mistaken, this is considered the “art deco” building and was used as a school.  Currently the complex is being renovated into condos.

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – Sommet Center – Nashville, TN

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Sommet Center - Nashville, TN

What an amazing concert!   Buddy Miller, Stuart Duncan, Alison Krauss, Robert Plant, T-Bone Burnett, Dennis Crouch, and one hell of a drummer… I never caught his name.   Alison in top form and Robert Plant extremely professional and quite humble.  You could sense a great deal of mutual respect.

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Alison Krauss – Sommet Center – Nashville, TN

Alison Krauss - Sommet Center - Nashville, TN
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Ween at City Hall – Nashville, TN – 2008

Ween at City Hall - Nashville, TN - 2008

Ween put on a great show in Nashville Wednesday night… The place was so packed I had to put the camera up after a few shots.  Too many drunk people packed in like that make me nervous.  Awesome performance!  I went with 2 hardcore fans that were extremely satisfied and I was extremely impressed, although I have never listened to the band.  The way Aaron (Gene Ween) connects with the audience is truly special.  There was a very real connection with the band as well.  You could tell they were happy to be in Nashville playing their songs for a very dedicated, loyal, and quite large fanbase.  I’ve never personally seen City Hall that crowded.

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