Photos: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Live @ Stagecoach Festival 2014

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Stagecoach Festival - 2014 - Scott Dudelson - John McEuen - Jeff Hanna
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gets a bad wrap from folks of my generation. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, mainstream country was kinda sad (and still is to be honest, IMHO), and these guys didn’t seem to make it any cooler (their 1989 Will the Circle Be Unbroken sequel notwithstanding). (more…)

Photos: Willie Nelson – Live @ Lockn Festival 2014

Willie Nelson - Lockn Festival - Arrington VA - 2014 - Oak Stage - Concert Photo

I will not go on about it in future posts, but I will state here for the record that the Lockn Festival in Arrington, VA is one of the best festivals in the country. Nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountatins, the festival site is settled on a patch of hundreds of acres of land, with festival camping sites all around it. (more…)

Photos: Peter Frampton – Live @ The Hollywood Bowl

Peter Frampton - Guitar Circus - Hollywood Bowl - Scott Dudelson

While Peter Frampton has become most associated as a solo act (via being the creator of mega hits – “Baby I Love Your Way,” and “Show Me the Way”), I like first think of Peter Frampton as guitarist for Humble Pie. With the death of singer Steve Marriott over 20 years ago, there is no chance of a Humble Pie reunion, and thus when Peter Frampton performs there are never any songs from that catalog (despite Frampton noting that this Bowl show was his first time back performing at the venue since his time with Humble Pie). Bummer. (more…)

Photos: Wynonna Judd – Live @ The Annenberg Space for Photography

Wynonna Judd - Big Noise - Annenberg Space for Photography - Concert - 2014 - Scott Dudelson

There is no argument to be made: Wynonna Judd is a bona fide country music legend. For over thirty years, Wynonna Judd – solo and along with The Judds – has been churning out country pop hits. And to a younger generation who may not know Wynonna Judd as a singer, they may know her from television appearances on Touched by an Angel and her stint as a contestant on season 16 of Dancing with the Stars. (more…)

Photos: Garfunkel and Oates – Live @ Outside Lands Festival 2014

Garfunkel and Oates - Scott Dudelson - Outside Lands - Festival - IFC

Since 2012 i’ve seen the girls of Garfunkel and Oates popping up on festival bills – FYF in 2012, Festival Supreme in 2013 – and each time caught the performance and laughed my ass off. I continued my annual tradition of seeing Garfunkel and Oates this time at The Barbary tent at the Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park. (more…)

Photos: Jenny Lewis (of Rilo Kiley) – Live @ Outside Lands Festival 2014

Jenny Lewis - Outside Lands - Music Festival

For many males ages 30-40 in the indie rock scene, Jenny Lewis is their musician crush.
Since the dissolution of Rilo Kiley in 2007, Lewis has released three albums (all of which are great), including a new album “The Voyager” released July 29th, 2014 and produced by Ryan Adams (and one track by Beck).


Photos: Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks – Live @ Outside Lands Festival 2014

Susan Tedeschi - Derek-Trucks - Outside Lands - Live - Golden Gate Park

For my money Derek Trucks is the best guitar player on the planet. He’s simply a badass. With our without a slide, he wails. Trucks has been performing with The Allman Brothers band since 1999, an outfit that he and Warren Haynes revitalized, and one which they will both depart at the end of the year. (more…)

Photos: The Eagles – Live @ The Forum, Los Angeles

Don Henley - Bernie Leadon - Glen Frey - Timothy Schmit - 2014 - History of the Eagles Tour - Scott Dudelson
I gotta admit i’ve never been a real big fan of The Eagles. Henley and Frey always seemed like tools. I recently saw a documentary on them, and I found myself with a little more respect for the dudes. After all, I learned they were REALLY REALLY interested in country-rock, chicks and drugs..equally. OK by me.

Photos: Lynyrd Skynyrd – Live @ Stagecoach Festival 2014

Johnny Van Zandt - Lynyrd Skynryd - Stagecoach - 2014

What can one say about Lynyrd Skynyrd? Awesome band, of course – possibly the best southern rock band of the 1970’s. But the 2014 version of Skynyrd is a marvel upon itself. (more…)

Photos: The Devil Wears Prada – Live @ Warped Tour 2014

Devil Wears Prada - Warped Tour - Ventura
2014 marked the fourth time metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada have appeared at the Vans Warped Tour. Since the band’s first appearance in 2008, The Devil Wears Prada have released four albums and become one of the most popular artists of the metalcore genre. On June 22nd, the band performed on the main-stage of the Warped Tour at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. See more photos