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 .

Michael Penn "Try"-Dallas 7-28-97

Brilliant  singer/ songwriter Michael Penn probably needs a publicist just to attend family functions. Both of his parents are actors, his younger brother Sean Penn is an Academy Award-winning actor and director, and Michael's wife is uber-talented…

John Mellencamp- Martha Say- Dec 1991

I spent part of my Christmas holiday 1991 in an A-frame cabin with a woodburning stove in the still snow-covered woods among the hills and "hollers" of Central Indiana's Brown County . But we weren't there for skiing or even simply to chill out . Instead , I was there to record the private rehearsal for the upcoming John Mellencamp tour .

Tom Cochrane-Calling America-Dallas 1989

Leave it to the Man from Manitoba, Tom Cochrane, to use his vantage point from America's northern neighbor to take an impassioned, affectionate, yet unflinching look at a post-Reagan US in this stripped down 1989 live performance of "Calling…

Todd Rundgren Utopia-Road to Utopia-Caravan-Boston 11-79

He celebrated a birthday over the weekend, but Todd Rundgren had one of the strongest live bands, Utopia, working in 1979 when this Boston gig was broadcast nationwide on the eve of Thanksgiving. Here's a medley of "The Road to Utopia/ Caravan"…

Charlie Sexton-Wishing Tree-Dallas May 1995

Austin Texas-based musician Charlie Sexton's career arc resembles more an electrocardiogram, with stops as a Bob Dylan protege, solo in the mid-'80s, then the probably too-good-to-last Arcangels with Double Trouble's Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon,…

Steve Earle- Copperhead Road- Dallas 1988

In 1988 Texan Steve Earle and I were sitting by the pool on the patio of Dallas' former Greenville Avenue Country Club bar/ restaurant when he put this acoustic guitar with the huge sound on his knee and belted out "Copperhead Road", his five…

Steve Forbert-Rock While I Can Rock-Dallas

You can dock me points for the minimalist recorded sound, but Steve Forbert's "Rock While I Can Rock" scores big time in the attitude column now even more than when he performed this in 1992. Recorded live solo one man band right off the dance…

Crosby, Stills, Nash,& Young-Almost Cut My Hair-1974

There is a harmonic convergence this Summer in the collective world of Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young of a magnitude rarely seen before. Graham Nash's autobiography Wild Tales has received great reviews; Neil Young has been performing some…

R.E.M.-Maps and Legends-Santa Monica 1987

Us R.E.M. completists are currently mowing lawns and recycling cans to save up for the "kitchen sink" collections of rare goodies from the prolific but now defunct foursome, Complete Rarities 1982-1987 (25 songs) and Complete Rarities 1988-2011…

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes-The Fever-Asbury Park 1979

After being released by his record company following delivery in 1978 of the essential Hearts of Stone ( rated 4.5 stars by AllMusic.com, a perfect five stars by me ), Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes' next label decided to celebrate the…
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Patti Scialfa-Rumble Doll 7-93

Rare revealing interview with Patti Scialfa, plus three terrific live performances In the Studio.

Big Head Todd & the Monsters-Resignation Superman-Dallas 2-97

These Colorado boys ain't named "monsters" for nothin': their 1995 album Sister Sweetly  sold over 1,000,000 copies. Now Big Head Todd & the Monsters' third Caribbean cruise sold out just days after it was announced last month...and that's…

Eric Johnson- Desert Rose-Dallas 6-14-86

Austin Texas-based phenomenal guitarist/ composer/ singer Eric Johnson released Europe Live   fourteen track collection June 2014. Though well known as a studio perfectionist, nevertheless it was on stage in the late 1970s to mid 1980s where…

Tom Kimmel-Small Song-Dallas 1987

"It's a small song, but it's the way I feel..."-Tom Kimmel, 1987 Nashville-based singer/ songwriter Tom Kimmel appeared unannounced at Dallas radio station Q102 one day, promoting his 5 to 1  album. He was warm, friendly, with an easy smile,…

Toadies-Possum Kingdom-New Years Eve '95-Dallas

Not even the  Rubberneck  20th anniversary releases with excellent remastered sound and bonus tracks on vinyl and CD of Ft. Worth band The Toadies contains this legendary New Years Eve 1995-96 performance of "Possum Kingdom", mixed live to…