Enjoy these ultra-rare exclusive live performances from Redbeard’s Dallas/Ft.Worth and Memphis afternoon radio shows between 1978-1998 ; live In The Studio performances from 1988-present ; and actual concert broadcasts produced by Redbeard .

Toy Matinee-Last Plane Out-Dallas 1990

This one haunts me. Believe me, I am far from being alone in the admiration and appreciation of the obvious musical talent of singer/songwriter Kevin Gilbert, first demonstrated in Summer 1990 with the collaboration with pop producer Patrick…

The Posies-Dream All Day -1993 Dallas

The main songwriters/singers/guitarists of Bellingham WA band The Posies, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, spent so much time in Memphis as neo-Big Star members that I think of them as honorary members of that incredibly rich music community.…

Toad the Wet Sprocket-Hold Her Down 5-94

Now more than ever I wonder whether this  Santa Barbara CA band with the strong songs of singer/guitarist Glen Phillips could have been twice as popular if they had taken a name other than an obscure Monty Python comedy bit. As it stands, they…

Toto- Rosanna- Dallas 1993

The band Toto led by guitarist Steve Lukather and keyboardist David Paich has commenced a co-headlining tour with YES, featuring their international hits "Hold the Line", "Africa", "Rosanna", "I'll Be Over You", "99", and "I Won't Hold You Back"...certified…

Roger McGuinn-Turn Turn Turn-Dallas 1-17-91

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roger McGuinn of The Byrds appearing live on my Dallas/Ft.Worth radioto sing the Pete Seeger classic "Turn,Turn,Turn"

Chris Whitley-Poison Girl-Dallas 7-91

This is about as unadorned and seminal as music gets: the dearly departed Chris Whitley in July 1991 outdoors in Dallas Texas under a tent on the lawn with no stage, no monitors, tiny PA,  accompanied only by several ancient Depression-era…

Little Feat-Spanish Moon-Skin It Back-Dallas 11-20-88

For over twenty years, my Dallas/Ft.Worth radio station Q102 conducted what grew to become the largest annual radio blood drive in America, thanks to the incredible humanity of our loyal listeners and the free concerts we awarded them with such…

Davey Knowles'Back Door Slam-Outside Woman Blues-Dallas 9-07

Irrefutable proof that Cream continues to influence multiple generations of world class musicians  years after Disraeli Gears, here are Back Door Slam trio from the Isle of Man, led by guitar phenom Davey Knowles,  doing the vintage blues…

Aimee Mann-Put Me on Top- Ft Worth 4-92

Aimee Mann, almost unplugged, performs "Put Me on Top" from her solo debut Whatever atop (literally) Ft.Worth club Caravan of Dreams overlooking Sundance Square in April 1992 .-Redbeard

Joe Satriani-Ceremony-1998

Extraordinary guitarist Joe Satriani, whose monstrous virtuosity is matched only by his humility, performing "Ceremony" live In the Studio with me in 1998 on KTXQ-Q102 in Dallas/Ft.Worth Texas. -Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="http://its-live.s3.amazonaws.com/LIVE-joe-satriani-ceremony.mp3"…

Great White-Rock Me-Anaheim CA-7-24-93

We received a nice note recently from Bobby Black at In the Studio Dallas/Ft.Worth affiliate KZPS who had dinner with Great White keyboard player/producer Michael Lardie. It seems that Lardie was reminiscing appreciatively about the positive…

Neil Young and Crazy Horse-Down By the River-San Francisco 1986

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have been playing together almost as long as the Stones, and they still tour together plus record in Neil's barn, the results of which you can hear on  Psychedelic Pill. While you are dialing up that or Young's long-awaited…

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Sweet Home Alabama- Dallas 1993

L-R Ed King, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd performing "Sweet Home Alabama" acoustically in front of a small invited audience- Q102 Dallas , Spring 1993 -Redbeard

John Mellencamp-Pink Houses

To celebrate Labor Day in America this upcoming weekend, here is the Dallas live acoustic performance of  "Pink Houses" on my Q102 radio show 10-1-91 with Mike Wanchic on acoustic guitar & harmonies and the great Kenny Aronoff on tambourine.…

Sting-Message in a Bottle 1981

This solo performance by Sting (his first ever) of "Message in a Bottle" at the second Amnesty International fundraiser in London 1981 , known as "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball", is extremely rare ...(more)