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Category Archives: Concert

  1. PAUL KELLY: First U.S. Tour with Full Band in 13 Years (Sept 17-Oct 22)

    August 13, 2017 by 1888media

    To everything there is a season. For Paul Kelly, it’s time to get the electric guitar out of the case to …
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  2. MAPLEWOOD To Perform at Henry Miller Benefit at Folktale Winery

    July 10, 2017 by 1888media

    LA Americana duo, Maplewood, featuring singer/guitarist/producer Steve McCormick and singer-songwriter Heather Donavon (Keb’ Mo’, Melody Gardot), have been handpicked to perform at …
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  3. ROB MORROW BAND To Play EYES TO THE SKIES Festival in Chicago (July 2)

    June 16, 2017 by 1888media

    The Rob Morrow Band, featuring singer/ guitarist Rob Morrow, are set to play the Eyes To The Skies Festival in Lisle, …
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  4. JOHNNY REED FOLEY To Open for Jason Aldean at RUNAWAY COUNTRY (Mar 19)

    March 15, 2017 by 1888media

    Fresh from winning the Orlando House of Blues New Country contest, rising 22-yr old singer-songwriter Johnny Reed Foley has been added to …
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  5. JOE GARRISON: Tuner, Composer, Space Traveler (via San Diego Reader)

    February 27, 2017 by 1888media

    Reclusive jazz composer Joe Garrison is gearing up for the April 7 release of his latest avant-garde masterwork, The People Upstairs. In between …
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  6. BANJO NICKARU on Tap for 13 Shows at FOLK ALLIANCE (Feb 15-18)

    February 13, 2017 by 1888media

    With 13 showcases scheduled from Feb 15-18, NYC’s Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches are set to storm the Folk Alliance conference …
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  7. THE HOWLING TONGUES Join Leopold and His Fiction Tour (Feb 28 – Mar 11)

    January 24, 2017 by 1888media

    Fresh from a raucous sold out show at Terminal West, rock revivalists The Howling Tongues have announced a series of dates as …
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  8. THE NEARLY DEADS Announce The Electric Angels Tour (Oct 28-Nov 20)

    September 4, 2016 by 1888media

    Hot on the heels of premiering an epic music video for “My Evil Ways,” (an exclusive to PledgeMusic contributors), Nashville …
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  9. HAYLEY REARDON w/ Emmylou Harris At Musicians Corner Nashville (Sept 3)

    September 2, 2016 by 1888media

    Acclaimed singer-songwriter Hayley Reardon has been invited to help close out the Musicians Corner summer season on Saturday September 3. …
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  10. BANJO NICKARU Announce Tour Dates + WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour

    August 15, 2016 by 1888media

    New York City’s Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches, which features singer Betina Hershey, guitarist Nick Russo, vocalist Miles Griffith and percussionist …
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My childhood was filled with beer cans. I had a pretty mean collection. At first, it was just the basics, the Buds, Millers, Coors and Rolling Rocks but as my Dad saw my enthusiasm, he expanded my aluminum consciousness with exotic brands from around the globe. He traveled a lot for work. I would miss him while he was gone but also couldn't wait to see what cans he would bring home from a far-off land. Colorful labels with strange names came from Germany, Italy, Belgium, Denmark and Spain. Upon his return from Australia, he bequeathed a large blue Fosters fat boy. It was the coolest can I ever saw until he came back from Japan with a steel can emblazoned with a bursting red sun hovering over an ocean (and adorned with kanji I couldn't read).
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This beer can was my first introduction to Japanese culture. I loved everything about it, most of all that it represented a magical, mystical place seemingly on another planet. It would be many years before I truly fell deeply in love with Japan and Japanese culture. 
As I've gotten older, I've grown to appreciate the little thing he did, have a beer in a foreign country, but how immensely amazing it actually was. He was missing me too and although he didn't say it in words, he said it in his actions. I was collecting his memories, both his fondness for travel, and his love for me.
Aside from Chicago, Tokyo is my favorite city in the world. I look forward to one day having an Asahi in the heart of Roppongi.
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