Cake & Ben Folds (Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa) 9/8/19

Don’t let the crappy pictures fool you (thanks a lot for the chairs up front, venue organizers), this was a night of solid entertainment. Co-Headliner: Ben Folds On this night Ben was part of a five-piece band, but not Ben Folds Five.  No, his guitar and stand-up bass players were from the opening band Tall … Continue reading Cake & Ben Folds (Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa) 9/8/19

Gov’t Mule (Revolution Concert House – Boise) 8/23/19

Warren Haynes is one of the greatest guitar players in the world, bar none, and watching him do his thing for nearly three hours was on another level. Opener: Nikki Lane Nikki is one of those musicians who sounds far more compelling and important in person than on record, and her terrific backing band certainly … Continue reading Gov’t Mule (Revolution Concert House – Boise) 8/23/19

Thunderpussy (Hannah’s – Boise) 8/20/19

Darlings of Treeforts past come back to Boise for their own headlining set at Hannah’s (on a Tuesday?!?). Opener: Juice The first of two local opening acts had some serious soul and got the sparse early crowd moving.  Their drummer was on point throughout and the guitar was steady but served only to compliment the … Continue reading Thunderpussy (Hannah’s – Boise) 8/20/19

Travis Tritt (Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa) 8/17/19

Show #3 (and it would appear, the last) on my recent “Country Music of My Childhood” nostalgia tour. Opener: Charlie Daniels Band When, halfway through he and his band’s opening set, Charlie Daniels told the crowd that he had been doing this for 61 years, I thought I heard him wrong.  Turns out, I heard … Continue reading Travis Tritt (Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa) 8/17/19