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 .

Crowded House- It’s Only Natural- Los Angeles July 2010

Ten years ago "It's Only Natural" that Aussie all-stars Crowded House would want to celebrate. It was the twenty-fifth anniversary of the brilliantly eclectic, melodic quartet and they had a new studio album, "Intriguer",  dropping as well...

Collective Soul- Shine- Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra 4-05

the preacher's kid, Ed Roland, the driving force since the basement beginnings of Collective Soul, released this marvelous live version of "Shine", the song that started it all for him in 1995. The scope of this undertaking by Georgia-based Collective Soul with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra

Jimi Hendrix- Hear My Train a Comin’- Memorial Day 1970- Berkeley CA

Fifty years ago Jimi Hendrix performed two Memorial Day concerts in Berkeley CA at which he unveiled unreleased songs, including the portentious "Hear My Train a Comin' ".

Porcupine Tree- Blackest Eyes- Los Angeles 7-30-03

By leading off with this torrid performance of "Blackest Eyes" from In Absentia   in July 2003 at House of Blues in Los Angeles, Porcupine Tree led by Steven Wilson left no doubt that the neo-prog rockers were not just studio nerds.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble- Cold Shot- Austin 4-15-84

When Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble welcomed  Jimmie Vaughan to join them on stage April 15, 1984 at the Austin Opera House to help them perform "Cold Shot", Stevie's big brother was actually a bigger star then by virtue of anchoring the butt-rocking guitar slot in the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Van Halen- Poundcake- Dallas 12-4-91

The story behind this live performance by Van Halen of "Poundcake" in the streets of downtown Dallas in December 1991 gets filed under Urban Legends that are actually true.

Mark Knopfler- Money for Nothing- Dallas Ft Worth 9-8-19

Mark Knopfler the quiet-spoken Englishman from his performance in September 2019 in Grand Prairie TX taking his big band through their paces on the showstopper "Money for Nothing"

Paul McCartney- Lady Madonna 6-27-07

Watching and listening to Paul McCartney, normally the effervescently sweet post-War embodiment of that "all is well" British sentiment, deliver his sober introduction to the song "Lady Madonna" during the Global At Home: Together telecast, was as powerful as the performance itself.

Todd Rundgren- Black Mariah- Ridgefield CT 2015

Todd Rundgren performed a stunning version of "Black Mariah", one of my all-time TR faves (originally found "when the kid gets heavy..." on Something/ Anything?  almost fifty years ago ) when he played Ridgefield CT back in 2015, and this high…

U2- Until the End of the World- NYC Yankee Stadium 1992

U2's "Until the End of the World", it is imperative that the listener understand that the singers' (plural) perspectives change every time the stanzas do. The singer in the first stanza is Jesus; the singer in the second stanza is Judas; and in the final stanza, it's you and me.

Aerosmith- Sweet Emotion/Peter Gunn- Brussels 10-31-93

When Aerosmith performed this blistering version of "Sweet Emotion/Peter Gunn" that Halloween night in Brussels over twenty-five years ago, the guys had already been performing the song from "Toys in the Attic" for almost twenty years by then, but clearly never doing it better.

Bad Company- Shooting Star- Dallas/Ft.Worth 7-10-13

Bad Company really impressed on their Summer 2013 40th Anniversary Tour, and here is irrefutable evidence, as this live performance of "Shooting Star" originally found on their second album, Straight Shooter  , came straight off the concert mixing console the night of July 10 in Dallas

Boston- To Be a Man- Worcester 8-87

It had been such a "long time", almost seven years, since the band Boston had recorded and toured that when Tom Scholz, Brad Delp, and Company returned to the concert stage headlining the 1987 Texxas Jam in front of 70,000 in the Dallas Cotton…

Def Leppard “Rock of Ages” Medley

This fabulous "Rock of Ages" medley by Def Leppard from the In the Studio archive was unavailable in the U.S. for about twenty years.

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Workin’ for MCA- Memphis 10-30-73

Lynyrd Skynyrd in Memphis' Ardent Studio 10-30-73 performing "Workin' for MCA"