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 Cochrane-Life is a Highway- Dallas 9-92

The delightfully effervescent Tom Cochrane stripping down to the fundamentals & doing his best Bobby Zimmerman on "Life is a Highway" during one of his several appearances on my Friday afternoon Q102 radio show over the years. - Redbeard [jwplayer…

John Mellencamp- Small Town- 10-1-91 Dallas

When John Mellencamp performed a live acoustic version of "Small Town" on my Q102 Dallas radio show in October 1991, he had already become ambivalent about the effect that the 1985 ginormous hit was having on his career long-term. Mellencamp…

Arcangels-Living in a Dream-Austin

One of the nicest musical surprises of 1992 had to be the Arcangels album, which paired dual singer/songwriter/guitarist frontmen Charlie Sexton and Doyle Bramhall II with  Hall of Fame inductees Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon, Stevie Ray Vaughan's…

Styx feat. Tommy Shaw- Crystal Ball- 1981 Memphis

Just for fun I combined Tommy Shaw's exclusive In the Studio  1981 acoustic version of his "Crystal Ball" ( with the extra verse not on the Styx version) with the full Styx band live in concert. -Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio Player"…

Eric Johnson-“SRV”- Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute

"SRV" , his tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan , is originally from Eric Johnson's "Venus Isle" album , this tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan was done absolutely live , no overdubs , on Q102 October 1996 . Mix by Richard Mullen , house sound by Doug Hall , produced by Redbeard .

Boz Scaggs- Some Change- Dallas 5-94

Here's Dallas Texas native Boz Scaggs performing the title song to his album Some Change   live on my Q102 Dallas afternoon radio show in May 1994. As Nile Rodgers would say , "Smooth as a gravy sandwich ...". See Scaggs steal the show with…

Boz Scaggs- Lowdown- May 1994 Dallas

Much to my delight, Dallas-via-San Francisco rhythm and bluesman Boz Scaggs has been quite prolific in the 21st century, with the new A Fool to Care   just arriving. One look at the superb Dukes of September    concert DVD confirms my impression…

Tina Turner-Tearing Us Apart-with Eric Clapton

Presented to celebrate American Black History Month, 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 config="Audio…

Damn Yankees feat.Tommy Shaw- Renegade 1992

Nineties super group Damn Yankees featuring Michael Cartellone, Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, and Ted Nugent live in Denver July 9, 1992 performing Tommy Shaw's Styx song "Renegade"

Todd Rundgren’s Utopia- Only Human- Boston 11-79

The release of the triple-disc live career set For the Lack of Honest Work from Todd Rundgren is a joy for us TR fans , but as comprehensive and era-spanning as it is, there are still some "best of" songs that are not represented . Check out the stunning live chorus vocals here on "Only Human" in this Thanksgiving-eve 1979 Boston performance with Utopia bass/vocalist Kasim Sultan, keyboards/vocalist Roger Powell, and drummer/singer Willie Wilcox.

38 Special- Back Door Stranger- New Years Eve 1982- Memphis

Performed live and broadcast nationwide New Year's Eve 1982 from Memphis' MidSouth Coliseum , which I was thrilled to host from radio station ROCK 103 ,here's a smokin' version of 38 Special's "Back Door Stranger" .-Redbeard

Fleetwood Mac-Hypnotized-Sausalito 12-15-74

After the London-based blues band Fleetwood Mac emigrated to California, they added singer/songwriter / guitarist Bob Welch. Drummer Mick Fleetwood, bass guitarist John McVie , and Mac's singing/ songwriting/ keyboard playing wife Christine…

Supertramp- Bloody Well Right- 1975 Hammersmith Odeon London

Here is just a sample of the spectacular deluxe 40th anniversary edition of Supertramp's Crime of the Century   with bonus incredible-sounding live  material,  such as this mint version of "Bloody Well Right". And get the full inside story…

Steve Earle- City of Immigrants- Dallas 9-07

With the ongoing immigration policy debate, the timing seems right to share the song "City of Immigrants" which first appeared on Steve Earle's 2007 Washington Square Serenade . Here's Steve backed by the stunning ex-Mrs. Earle , Allison Moorer, when…

Chris Isaak- You Owe Me Some Kind of Love- Dallas 1986

It never ceases to amaze me just how much entertainment some musicians can coax out of a tiny  ukelele and some brushes on a hand drum when you have a great song and a one-in-a-million voice like Chris Isaak. That's all it took for him and…