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 .

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…

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

Not even the  Rubberneck    25th 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…

Tom Cochrane- Lunatic Fringe- Dallas 1992

From its release in 1979 on the Red Rider album As Far as Siam ,"Lunatic Fringe " was always a popular song on North American rock radio . However , in a post-9/11 world , Tom Cochrane's lyrics are now even more chilling . This performance in a Dallas Mexican restaurant- January 1989 . No stage , no P.A. , no monitors , just Corona beer & the radio feeding back . That's a lot of intense music just by two very talented guys .-Redbeard

Scorpions- Big City Nights- Athens 9-11-13

We have a unique and fascinating appearance In the Studio by The Scorpions  to spotlight their  35th anniversary of their biggest album Love at First Sting , featuring the song "Big City Nights" which appeared on that album originally but…

John Fogerty- Proud Mary- Burbank rehearsal 5-97

Here is a kick*ss performance of "Proud Mary" from a 1997 rehearsal, one of the essential songs of the last half of the 20th century, sung and played by the composer John Fogerty  and made internationally popular when he led Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Little Feat- Apolitical Blues- Dallas 11-20-88

Over the years since this song was written by the late Lowell George, first appearing way back on the Sailin' Shoes  album, the names may have changed from Chairman Mao and Al Gore, but I'll bet that Senator Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham…

Who- Amazing Journey-July 1969 London Wembley Arena

Believed by Pete Townshend to have been destroyed by his explicit orders as recently as in his 2012 autobiography Who I Am , the Tommy   deluxe and super deluxe editions contain The Who performing Tommy  in concert at London's Wembley Arena…

Melissa Etheridge- Chrome Plated Heart- Dallas 1988

Melissa Etheridge, visiting Dallas radio station Q102 as a rookie in 1988, stepped up to the plate live, took a swing at "Chrome Plated Heart" from her debut released in May that year, and knocked it out of the park, performing on a guitar …

Omar and the Howlers- Border Girl- 6-6-87 Dallas

“Born in Mississippi in the dust of a cotton patch Raised up by a rattlesnake and that’s a natural fact… They all talk about me, they don’t understand They don’t know the power of a Mississippi hoodoo man…”-Kent Dykes, “Mississippi…

del Amitri- I Won’t Take the Blame- Dallas 5/90

Two intrepid Scots, lead singer/guitarist Justin Currie and vocalist/ accordion player Iain Harvie of the Glasgow band del Amitri, showed up one blazing hot Friday afternoon to play out on the patio in upper 90s temp during my Friday afternoon…

Memphis Thing- Rob Jungklas

Rob Jungklas “Memphis Thing”

Live- Selling the Drama- New York City 3/97

When the string of passionate, dynamic songs on the 1994 Throwing Copper   album by Pennsylvania band Live opened up like the petals on a rose bud, I was really impressed. Not since the R.E.M. days a decade earlier of Murmur   and Reckoning …

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.…

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

...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 guitars and dobro with warped necks going in and out of tune, sharing “Poison Girl” from his debut album Living With the Law.