Review & Photos: Willie Nelson & Family @ Emerald Queen

Willie Nelson and Family @ Emerald Queen Casino, 1/29/15 Show Review & Photos by John Rudolph Willie Nelson Texas native Willie Nelson entertained a sold-out crowd at Emerald Queen Casino on January 29th. The surprisingly diverse crowd was excited to see the longtime country legend in action. Supporting the release of 5 albums in 2 […]

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Photos: Hannah Weeks @ Triple Door

I had the pleasure of recently seeing for the first time, rising country singer Hannah Weeks at the Triple Door. What struck me immediately was her voice and stage presence. Quite an amazing performance for someone who’s in their early twenties. No wonder that she’s opened for Kenny Chesney and Darius Rucker. Hannah was raised […]

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Show Review & Photos: Amos Lee with Black Prairie @ the Paramount

Amos Lee & Black Prairie @ the Paramount, 2/17/14 Show Review & Photos by John Rudolph Hailing from Philadelphia, singer-songwriter, Amos Lee played the Paramount Monday night with the excellent Portland band, Black Prairie. I would normally say, like many other reviewers, that he “rocked the house” but that wouldn’t do Lee justice. He is […]

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Watershed Festival 2013 @ The Gorge Amphitheatre

WATERSHED FESTIVAL 2013 Watershed Festival at The Gorge was another huge success for the faithful from all over the Western United States and Western Canada. The festival sold out again, with Toby Keith, Kip Moore, Blackberry Smoke and the rest, who rocked the house for 3 days. The crowd ate it up, and fans flooded […]

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Photos: Gillian Welch @ the Moore Theater, 7-13-11

Gillian Welch accompanied by longtime musical partner, guitarist Dave Rawlings, played to a packed audience at the Moore Theater in support of her new album, The Harrow & The Harvest. Not surprisingly, as I looked through the crowd, I saw a number of familiar faces from the Tractor Tavern as well as local performers there […]

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