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 .

John Mellencamp- Jack and Diane 12-91 garage

Just a few days prior to Christmas 1991, John Mellencamp was rehearsing his band in his garage, literally, in the snow-covered hills of Central Indiana, in preparation for their upcoming 1992 tour. I was invited to interview him and record the band in rehearsal , thus this performance of "Jack and Diane" is absolutely live, no overdubs. In memory of accordion/keyboard player John Cascella.-Redbeard

Bryan Adams- Touch the Hand- Vancouver 3-92

Backtrack with Bryan Adams and his band to rehearsal March 1992 at Little Mountain Sound studio in Vancouver B.C. for their In the Studio performance of "Touch the Hand", absolutely live.

U2- Bad/40/Where the Streets Have No Name- Boston 6-6-01

The indomitable Dublin quartet U2 has been a force on the live music stage for so long that I have witnessed it go from playing on cafeteria tables in a little club in Memphis to the world's largest stadiums. But at some point during every show in more than four decades of witnessing them, U2 and their audience transcend the rock concert sturm und drang and it more closely resembles a big tent revival, as it did that night in Boston June 2001 during this medley of "Bad" into "Where the Streets Have No Name".

Foreigner- Dirty White Boy- Dallas 2-95

Original Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm (c), Foreigner founder/guitarist Mick Jones (l), and former bassist Bruce Turgon (r) having fun with that "Dirty White Boy" Redbeard while In the Studio  on Q102 Dallas/Ft.Worth in February 1995. Both…

Todd Rundgren- I Saw the Light- Ridgefield CT 2015

Todd Rundgren indulged his loyal fans with a lengthy live set touching the many high points in a five decade career, including several selections off of his brilliant third solo album Something/ Anything? . With that album's golden anniversary being celebrated this month, what better time to share his medley of "I Saw the Light" with a later chestnut, "Love of the Common Man" from Faithful .

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

The Allman Brothers Band, always one of the largest ( and best ) working bands America ever produced, agreed to the stripped down approach at a radio and record industry convention in Summer 1992 where they performed the title song to their album "Seven Turns".

Neil Young-The Needle and the Damage Done-San Francisco 1986

Neil Young live acoustic performance "Needle and the Damage Done" to mark the 50th anniversary of "Harvest".

38 Special- Wild Eyed Southern Boys- Memphis 12-31-82

38 Special live New Years Eve 1982 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum with"Wild-Eyed Southern Boys".

Charlie Daniels Band- The Devil Went Down to Georgia 1-13-79

Charlie Daniels told me that he had just finished writing "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" before he and the Charlie Daniels Band performed it at their annual Volunteer Jam in Nashville on January 13,1979 , making this performance the first ever before a live audience .-Redbeard

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Sweet Home Alabama- Memphis 10-30-73

Lynyrd Skynyrd earliest known recording of "Sweet Home Alabama" before a live Ardent Studio audience in Memphis 10/30/73.

Allman Brothers Band- Midnight Rider- LA 6-92

One last midnight ride for Gregg Allman, another sad farewell with the passing of ABB drummer Butch Trucks. Here is a rare 1992 unplugged version of "Midnight Rider".

Sammy Hagar-Marching to Mars/One Way to Rock-Cabo San Lucas 5-97

Sammy Hagar live from Cabo Wabo Cantina in 1997 with a smoking medley of "Marching to Mars/ There’s Only One Way to Rock”

David Bowie- Changes- Los Angeles 1974

When David Bowie performed "Changes" in Los Angeles in 1974, now with historical hindsight we can see that David Bowie gave us hints of a musical left turn even that night.

Van Halen- Poundcake- Dallas 12-4-91

The story behind this free concert performance by Van Halen of "Poundcake" in the streets of downtown Dallas thirty years ago this week gets filed under Urban Legends that are actually true. That's me introducing Van Halen from the stage. -Redbeard

Alice Cooper- Under My Wheels- Dallas 4-29-73

Music historians and longtime fans often emphasize what a good live band the original Alice Cooper outfit was from 1971 to 1974 before the sideshow theatrics moved center stage, but not a lot of examples exist to support that contention, which is why this rare performance of "Under My Wheels" in Dallas in April 1973 is a real treat. -Redbeard