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 .

Jonny Lang- Forty Days- Dallas 3-17-97

Jonny Lang even at age 16 had a very old soul, 3-17-97 on my Dallas/Ft.Worth radio show singing Muddy Waters' "Forty Days".

Greg Lake Dies, 69- From the Beginning

Greg Lake died at 69 from cancer. Greg Lake brought his choirboy voice In the Studio of my Q102 Dallas/ Ft Worth radio show one afternoon in 1992, sat a curvy blonde on his knee ( a guitar ), and sang several songs including the gorgeous "From the Beginning".

R.E.M.- Losing My Religion 4-28-92

This slightly slower all-acoustic performance by R.E.M. of "Losing My Religion" at the Capital Plaza Theater in Charleston WV in April 1992, replete with melancholy solo violin, may be my favorite version, thanks to the Mountain Stage...

Neil Young-Heart of Gold-San Francisco 1986

This performance of "Heart of Gold" by birthday boy (12th) Neil Young comes from a 1986 concert in San Francisco with Crazy Horse . -Redbeard

U2-Mysterious Ways-1992 New York City Yankee Stadium

"Mysterious Ways" in New York City's original Yankee Stadium in August 1992 on the U2 Achtung Baby tour

Bruce Springsteen & the E St Band- Independence Day- Atlanta 9-30-78

Maybe one of the reasons that Bruce Springsteen scored his first #1-seller in 1980 for the double album The River is because he had been road-testing some of the material in concert for years, such as this performance of "Independence Day"in 1978.

John Hiatt- Buffalo River Home- Dallas 3-93

"Now there are only two things in life, But I forget what they are..." drolly quips John Hiatt during this one-man band version of his "Buffalo River Home"

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…

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…

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…