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 .

Roger McGuinn- Chestnut Mare- Dallas 1991

Roger McGuinn takes requests. We discovered that fact when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legendary leader of The Byrds brought that unmistakable voice and trademark twelve string guitar to my Dallas radio show not long after the release of…

Toad the Wet Sprocket- Hold Her Down 5-94

Now more than ever I wonder whether this  Santa Barbara CA band with the strong songs of singer/guitarist Glen Phillips could have been twice as popular if they had taken a name other than an obscure Monty Python comedy bit. As it stands, they…

Bad Company- Can't Get Enough- Dallas/Ft Worth 7-10-13

One of the bands which defined arena rock in the Seventies ironically never released a live album until the 21st century, but this sizzling performance of "Can't Get Enough" from the In the Studio  archives is better than anything anywhere,…

AC/DC- Highway to Hell- Paris 1979

So many rock fans did not discover the original AC/DC lineup until their fifth album, Highway to Hell in Summer 1979, and therefore never got to see them fronted by lead singer/ lyricist Bon Scott who died barely seven months later. As we…

Black Crowes- A Conspiracy- London 1994

One of the reasons I could forgive Black Crowes lead singer Chris Robinson his "always on" opinions on everyone and everything was because he had a great live band, and here is another example straight off the Air London studio floor, no overdubs,…

Paul McCartney- We Can Work It Out

Confidence & poise to know that the audience is totally with Paul McCartney live so that "We Can Work It Out".

Paul McCartney- Blackbird January 1991

This may have been one of the MTV Unplugged  series highlights, a live loose acoustic performance by the former Beatle and Wings leader in early 1991 with a crack band of veterans including Robbie McIntosh on lead guitar (ex-Pretenders) and…

Graham Parker- You Can't Be Too Strong- Dallas 10-88

Regardless of where you now stand on the issue of abortion rights, I think we all would agree that this touching, tender, yet confrontationally honest song from Graham Parker's 1979 masterpiece Squeezing Out Sparks (#331 on Rolling Stone's Top…

The Who- Pinball Wizard medley- Toronto 12-17-82

The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey  are out this Summer in North America accompanied by an orchestra to celebrate Tommy's  50th anniversary. A much-bootlegged "final" show at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens in December 1982 has been circulating…

Peter Frampton- All I Want to Be is By Your Side- Dallas 2-94

Working without a net , unrehearsed and totally impromptu ,surrounded by wall-to-wall fans crammed like sardines into a Dallas bar/restaurant in February 1994 for my Friday afternoon remote broadcast on Q-102 ,Peter Frampton obliged his loyal fans with the appropriate "All I Want to Be is By Your Side" which I first played back in 1972 on my first radio station in Findlay , Ohio . -Redbeard

Bad Company "Bad Company"- Dallas/ Ft. Worth 7-10-13

One of those odd quirks of rock trivia concerns the fact that the original Bad Company, a band synonymous with Seventies arena rock, never released a live album. The reformed band of Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, and Simon Kirke who toured in 2008…

Bad Company- Movin' On- Dallas-Ft Worth 7/10/13

As we prepare to host the members of Bad Company next month to mark the band's forty-fifth anniversary, it takes only a cursory glance at their set list from their most recent reunion tour to be impressed by just how strong the songs on that…

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Free Fallin'- San Francisco 2-6-97

Next week we will share Redbeard's exclusive interviews from thirty years ago when Tom Petty was holed up in Mike Campbell's garage making what would come to be known as Full Moon Fever . Enjoy this live romp with the Heartbreakers on "Free…

Robin Trower- The Fool & Me- Denver 8-6-73

Ultra-rare nightclub appearance by a young and hungry Robin Trower barely two years after risking everything by leaving Procol Harum, and just four months after the release of their second album, Bridge of Sighs. Robin takes no prisoners.on "The Fool & Me" 1973.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- I Won't Back Down- San Francisco 2-6-97

With the studio version originally on the Tom Petty solo album Full Moon Fever,  which we will honor here on its 30th anniversary in two weeks, note how Florida natives the late Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers stood their ground with a six-string…