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 .

Chris Whitley-Living With the Law- Dallas 7-91

Although Chris Whitley's birth certificate listed Houston Texas as his birthplace, by the time the eclectic modern bluesman's untimely death in 2005 at age 45, Chris had lived all over the world. Sensing a rare authenticity and smoldering passion upon the release of his major label debut Living With the Law in Summer 1991...

Billy Joel-New York State of Mind-9/11 Tribute rehearsal

You do not have to be a native New Yorker to be in a" New York state of mind" each year on September 11.

Metallica- The Unforgiven- San Francisco 2-6-16

So who did the the NFL secure to perform at halftime during the historic 50th All-American Super Bowl, broadcast to over a billion viewers worldwide from San Francisco, a US city with a long rich heritage of musical contributions? Coldplay, the finest innocuous British band money can buy.

The Who- Love Ain’t for Keeping- Toronto 12-82

As we prepared here In the Studio  for the big anniversary of The Who's magnificent masterpiece Who's Next mid-August, we shared an ultra-rare performance of one of the more under-exposed chestnuts from it, "Love Ain't for Keeping". -Redbeard…

Allman Brothers Band- Seven Turns- Los Angeles 6-11-92

The unplugged trend in rock bands reinterpreting their most famous songs in an acoustic arrangement was in full bloom when the Allman Brothers Band, always one of the largest ( and best ) working bands America ever produced, agreed to the stripped…

Foreigner- White Lie- Dallas 2-95

With Foreigner founder Mick Jones on acoustic guitar and backing vocal, Bruce Turgon on acoustic bass, and former lead singer/lyricist Lou Gramm live unplugged February 6, 1995 in Dallas Texas performing "White Lie". -Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio…

ZZ Top- Rough Boy- London with Jeff Beck

There has been a flurry of news coming from the Texas twisted world of ZZ Top in the last week and it's all good. First, bass player/ singer Dusty Hill has recuperated sufficiently from a nasty backstage fall in the Spring to rejoin the band…

Little Feat- Dixie Chicken medley- Dallas 1988

In producer Glyn Johns wonderfully behind-the-scenes memoir Sound Man ,  he tells how he suggested to the Rolling Stones during preliminary sessions for Back and Blue   that they all go to see Americans Little Feat in a theater concert in…

Jeffrey Gaines- In Your Eyes- Dallas 1992

With Peter Gabriel's superb So album marking an anniversary, it brings to mind this bold cover version of one of Gabriel's most-loved songs. Clearly, young Jeffrey Gaines was already reinterpreting  "In Your Eyes" and mesmerizing audiences…

Who- Long Live Rock- Toronto 12-82

Clearly The Who never got the memo that "rock is dead", not in 1972 when Pete Townshend first wrote and sang it, not ten years later when they performed this terrific version in Toronto, and according to all accounts including their drummer…

The Doors- Who Do You Love- 1970

The Doors Absolutely Live performing “Who Do You Love”

The WHO – Behind Blue Eyes- Toronto Dec 1982

Happy birthday to The Who's Roger Daltrey tomorrow (Tuesday )! Here's The Who performing Pete Townshend's "Behind Blue Eyes" live on 17 December, 1982 in Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens. - Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="http://its-live.s3.amazonaws.com/WHO…

Talking Heads- Once in a Lifetime- Tokyo Feb 1981

The Talking Heads recorded a series of quirky, smart, and challenging albums from the debut Talking Heads '77   up through Remain in Light,   leaving a trail of musical bread crumbs for the mainstream to follow from the late 1970s into a…

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- You Wreck Me- San Francisco 2/6/97

Tom Petty tore a page from the Buddy Holly school of minimalism with three simple descending chords and a red hot live band, the Heartbreakers, during the impressive Fillmore residency in San Francisco the first week of February 1997. [jwplayer…

Ian Moore- Just a Little Bit- Dallas 1993

Sitting in the East Texas barbecue roadhouse Stanley's in Tyler recently with a couple of veteran radio buddies, I noticed their upcoming schedule of musical guests, including the talented Ian Moore. But the brief description of the rhythm…