Photos: Ford Theatre Reunion at People’s Brewing

July 5, 2016

Ford Theatre Reunion will shake your bones and rattle your soul. The band from Lexington, Kentucky, is certainly a lot of fun. They remind me a bit of Gogol Bordello (my favorite live act) filtered through the South rather than Europe. Ford Theatre Reunion’s set was one of my favorite shows at People’s Brewing, which […]

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Photos: The Matchsellers

June 14, 2016

Nice set by The Matchsellers, a bluegrass-oriented duo featuring Julie Bates and Andrew Morris, at People’s Brewing Co. in Lafayette tonight. Fun set by Stephen Lee, too.

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Photos: Rick Barton and Continental

June 7, 2016

I closed my eyes for a moment tonight as I listened to Rick Barton and Continental and my mind wandered back to all the great rock ‘n’ roll shows I heard in the ’70s and ’80s. Graham Parker, Nick Lowe, David Bowie, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen … even The Ramones. Don’t get me wrong, Continental […]

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Photos: The Dead Soldiers at People’s Brewing

June 1, 2016

Two weeks ago at the 2016 Muddy Roots Spring Weekender in Nashville, Indiana, The Dead Soldiers’ set was one of the highlights of the weekend … even though they played only a few songs. They didn’t know that part of Indiana is on Eastern time and traffic was heavy. As a result, they arrived late […]

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Doug Duffey and The Louisiana Soul Revival

May 28, 2016

I don’t remember how I discovered Doug Duffey, a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame. Probably a college pal from Louisiana who clued me in. I do know I’ve been a fan for almost 30 years. I’d planned to spend a quiet Friday evening at home with […]

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Photos: Gold Hope Duo in Lafayette

May 25, 2016

Wow. It’s been a great three weeks of music, especially roots music, so far. I’ve seen: • Marshall Crenshaw • The Bottle Rockets • Mavis Staples • Royal Southern Brotherhood • The Paulin Brothers • Terrance Simien • Henry Gray • The Cash Box Kings • Bernard Allison • Fritzel’s Jazz Band • Brother Tyrone […]

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Photos: 2016 Muddy Roots Spring Weekender

May 23, 2016

Posted some words and photos about the 2016 Muddy Roots Spring Weekender in Nashville, Tennessee, on my Exposure site. Muddy Roots Spring Weekender by Carl Abernathy on Exposure

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Photos: New Orleans Jazz Fest recap

May 6, 2016

I posted on my Exposure page a few words and a bunch of photos from the second weekend of the 2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. New Orleans Jazz Fest by Carl Abernathy on Exposure

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Pre-Record Store Day at Lafayette Theater

April 16, 2016

I went to the Pre-Record Store Day concert Friday night at the Lafayette Theater because I love the Quiet Hollers, an alt-country/rock band from Louisville; I’m pals with the organizer, Jim Voelz, the vocalist in The Mound Builders; and I’m a live music junkie. Admittedly, I’m not a connoisseur of metal and sludge, or, for […]

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Adam Lee, Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters at People’s Brewing

April 12, 2016

I’ve seen Adam Lee perform several times now. Each show impresses me more than the last one. Lee, who sounds like a throwback to the golden era of country music, will break your heart one moment and make you laugh the next. And I don’t know of anyone who has a deeper, clearer voice. Tuesday […]

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Marshall Crenshaw & The Bottle Rockets at Lafayette Theater

April 9, 2016

I’ve now seen Marshall Crenshaw with The Bottle Rockets four times. Friday night’s show at the Lafayette Theater might have been the best. Marshall Crenshaw’s gorgeous pop-oriented rock and The Bottle Rockets’ grungy twang are a perfect mix. The Bottle Rockets opened the evening and played the tunes on their latest album, “South Broadway Athletic […]

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