First concert of the year, Aimee Mann with Jonathan Coulton

The missus and I traveled up to Newport, KY yesterday evening to the Madison theater to see our first concert for 2018. It was our first time at the Madison and it’s a great place to see an intimate show, which are always the best shows. Jonathan Coulton and Aimee Mann put on a fantastic show. It was a wonderful evening.

Kim Taylor & Ruthie Foster at 20th Century Theater

Ruthie Foster

The wife and I ran up to Cincinnati yesterday evening to see two great women singer/songwriters. Our Cincinnati friend Kim Taylor who opened up for the fantastic Ruthie Foster. Kim entertained us with some new songs from her latest CD “Love’s A Dog”, some of her older stuff and a new tune that may be on her next record. Afterwards I got a chance to chat with her and get a picture.

Ruthie then came on stage and just blew the roof off the place! What a unbelievable voice! She did about 90 minutes of some new songs from her latest CD and some old goodies. Her rendition of Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire was absolutely gorgeous. Ruthie is a definite must see if you ever get a chance!

Amos Lee at the Paramount in Ashland, KY

Amos Lee on stage solo
Amos Lee on stage solo

I spent last Tuesday evening listening to singer songwriter Amos Lee. It was a great show. The acoustics at the Paramount Theater are excellent. It had me wishing that the show was being recorded. The sound was that good. He played for about two hours to a packed house. I would highly recommend seeing Amos live if you get a chance.

Here are some pics from that night.

Great show! Steely Dan at the Palace in Columbus!

steely dan
Steely Dan at the Palace Theatre

Had a great evening last night with my wife seeing Steely Dan at the Palace Theatre in Columbus, Ohio. They played for two hours and got a bunch of their hits in but still missed a few. They didn’t do “Any Major Dude” or “Deacon Blues” but they rocked it with “My Old School” and “Reeling In The Years”. I was a little apprehensive that they weren’t going to sound that good but they blew me away! The band was tight! If you’re a Steely Dan fan and have a chance to catch their tour this Summer you definitely want to go!