Monthly Archives: July 2015

Eric Church, Ascend Amphitheatre, Nashville – Gig Review

Nashville was host to a truly special night on Thursday, with the grand opening of a brand new music venue, the Ascend Amphitheatre, being christened by a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Eric Church perform a completely acoustic set. As
Eric put it to the audience: ‘you ain’t never gonna see this again’.

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Montgomery and Selma, AL

Alabama is definitely the hottest place I’ve ever experienced. Arriving early, at about 9AM, the temperature was already topping 30 degrees, rising to a minimum of 40 as the day went on! This would be a bit of a trend over the next two days as I would sweat out litres as I tramped around the streets of Montgomery and Selma. By the end I was going into museums (and bars) just to get out of the sun!
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Savannah, GA

After the amazing atmosphere and elegant beauty of Charleston, I was expecting something of the same in Savannah, only more quaint. As one of the more progressive cities during American history it didn’t seem to have much of a civil rights impact past the civil war, and so I wasn’t expecting much cerebral activity, more of a visit seeing much beauty and relaxing with a drink of some description.

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Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae and Canaan Smith, PNC Pavilion, Charlotte NC – gig review

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The first stop on my USA adventure was Charlotte, North Carolina, solely for the reason of attending the magnificent Sounds Of Summer tour. Dierks has long been a favourite mine, and after his short set at c2c 2014, I really needed to see him again.

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