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 .

Billy Joel- New York State of Mind- San Francisco 6-75

...a live performance of the then new song "New York State of Mind" in June, 1975 in San Francisco.This may be the earliest known live recording of the gem, but most certainly it would be one of the last performances where no one in Billy Joel's audience applauds during the piano intro in recognition!

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble- Pride & Joy- Austin 4-15-84

To celebrate this month's fortieth anniversary of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Troubles entry onto the national stage with their debut "Texas Flood", here is a performance of "Pride and Joy" in front of a proud Austin audience in April 1984.-Redbeard

Mark Knopfler- Once Upon a Time in the West- Dallas 9-8-19

To herald the upcoming forty-fifth anniversary of that all-important first Dire Straits album, here is a tasty live performance in Dallas/Ft. Worth of a song from the same era, "Once Upon a Time in the West", which would surface on the second Dire Straits album, Communique.

Tina Turner- Tearing Us Apart- with Eric Clapton

Presented to celebrate her legendary life and now death at age 83, this is the definitive version of "Tearing Us Apart" by Tina Turner with Eric Clapton, seemingly in a dead heat race with her band to see who could finish first! [jwplayer…

Talking Heads- Once in a Lifetime- Tokyo Feb 1981

Talking Heads live in Tokyo 1981 with “Once in a Lifetime”.

Dave Edmunds- I Hear You Knockin’- NYC 5-18-83

Dave Edmunds "I Hear You Knockin' " this superb live performance at New York City's Roseland Ballroom in May 1983.

Joe Walsh- Dreams- Dallas 7-10-81

Joe Walsh reactivated his popular solo career in the early Eighties while the Eagles were on hiatus, and in July 1981 played Dallas Reunion Arena to a full house. With the golden anniversary of Joe Walsh's "The Smoker You Drink..." album imminent, here is a live performance of a tasty tune,"Dreams".

Rod Stewart- Rhythm of My Heart- LA Troubadour 4-25-13

Ten years ago this week a remarkable musical event transpired as singing superstar Sir Rod Stewart blew minds, kisses,  and a few monitor speakers with the ill-timed mic drop.

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band- Fortunate Son

When you are as prolific a song craftsmen as Bob Seger, there is little reason to cover anybody else. But a lucky crowd got to hear Bob Seger lead his Silver Bullet Band through a rousing version of John Fogerty's "Fortunate Son" long ago.

Aerosmith- Fever- Brussels 10-31-93

The only kind of "Fever" that's actually good for anyone is the musical one that is symptomatic of the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu. Aerosmith was running a high "Fever", originally from the album Get a Grip earlier that year,…

David Bowie- China Girl- New York City 1999

Did you know that the late David Bowie pioneered the art and technology "livestreaming" even before the new millennium? I was there in New York City when the Album Network teamed with David's bowie.net to live stream his show from the Kit Kat Klub November 19, 1999. Here's "China Girl" from that show.

Tommy Shaw of Styx-“Crystal Ball” unplugged Memphis Spring 1981

Tommy Shaw of Styx unplugged doing "Crystal Ball" in Memphis Spring 1981;with an additional verse not on the Styx album!

Led Zeppelin- For Your Life- London 12-10-07

In the December 2007 reunion concert at London's O2 Arena to pay tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, Led Zeppelin trotted out "For Your Life", a song which lead singer Robert Plant informs us that the original band with the late drummer John Bonham had never performed in concert.

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.

Cry of Love- Peace Pipe- August 1993

With a band named after a Jimi Hendrix album, and  their debut album Brother thirty years ago sounding like  Free meets Lynyrd Skynyrd, how could I not love this Carolina band? Great guys too in Cry of Love , including the trueheart guitarist…