Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Son Volt, Beach Boys, Bob Weir webcast, Late Night Pick: Deer Tick

Banjo maestro Bela Fleck will be at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden tonight. Bela will be performing with another banjo player, Abigail Washburn, and if you think this will just be a duo pickin' bluegrass, you don't know Bela. He (and Abigail) are always looking to expand the boundaries of their instrument and wrap it in new and unique settings. General Admission tix are $28, and General Reserve tix are $50 but they may not be available at the door. The doors will open at 5:30 and the music starts at 6 with opener TBA. Here they are performing "City of Refuge":

Alt-country pioneers Son Volt will be at The National tonight. Tix are $20 in advance, $23 at the door, doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with openers Colonel Ford (featuring members of Son Volt). Son Volt's new album, "Honky Tonk" features new songs inspired by the honky tonk sound of Bakersfield CA. From that album, here's the song "Hearts and Minds":

It may be a little chilly tonight  and summer may have just ended, but you can hang onto the summertime feeling just a little longer at Innsbrook tonight with the Beach Boys, or what's left of them anyway. Right now, the only original Beach Boys in the band are Mike Love and Bruce Johnston. But the songs are classic so it should be a fun time. Tix are $25 for GA lawn, $45 for Gold Circle Reserved and $60 for Gold Circle Preferred. Gates open at 5, show starts at 6:30 with opener TBA. Hope you had fun "All Summer Long":

If you are home tonight, check out another "Weir Here" webcast with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and tonight's guest, Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke. The show gets underway on Bob's TRI Studios website ( at 8:30 ET. Part 1 of the show with Blackberry Smoke was on last week and below is Bob and the band doing what I believe is a Blackberry Smoke song:

Finally, tonight's Late Night Pick is roots rockers Deer Tick on Conan on TBS at 11:00 PM, then repeated at 1 AM.

More on what's up this weekend tonight or tomorrow.

Tony Jordan