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Remembering Jeff Beck

Remembering Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck Group, Woolsey Hall May 9th, 1969 In 1968, living in New Haven had its advantages. The one that lives on in my mind as a guitarist is Yale’s Woolsey Hall. April of 1968 brought us Cream and in November, The Jimi Hendrix Experience. As 1969 dawned, the world...

Connecticut Rocks?… Fast Times at Mohegan Sun

Connecticut Rocks?… Fast Times at Mohegan Sun

New Haven Blues... Connecticut Rocks?... Fast Times at Mogehan Sun... I recently started attending concerts again after a long layoff. Before I moved to Connecticut, I lived in New York City and Nashville, and used to go to shows as often as I could. One by one, I...

Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium: A Concert Retrospective

Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium: A Concert Retrospective

 (Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Photo: American Songwriter) Evan Schlansky's Top Ryman memories The Ryman Auditorium is one of the most celebrated venues on the planet, with some of the coolest vibes. And while it is known as the Mother Church of country music,...

Watch This Year’s SSK&P Benefit Concert

Watch This Year’s SSK&P Benefit Concert

AcousticMusic.Org’s annual benefit concert for The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries is now available on YouTube. Watch the concert here: https://bit.ly/amobenefit Shoreline musicians Moving Target, Ebin-Rose, Ian Meadows and Brian Ebin Parker Wolfe return to...

Good Guys

Good Guys

Leonard Wyeth met up with Guy Van Duser at Acoustic Music over the weekend to shoot a fundraising video for Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries. Stay tuned for details! Watch 2020's Black Friday tribute concert featuring Wyeth and others HERE.

Traffic At The New Haven Arena

Traffic At The New Haven Arena

The New Haven Arena was on Grove Street in New Haven. It was built for indoor ice hockey in 1914, burned down in 1924, and reopened in 1927. I never saw a hockey game there. My first visit was to see the circus as a very young child. I have a vague memory of the...

Yeah Yeah Yeah – Remembering The Beatles

Yeah Yeah Yeah – Remembering The Beatles

What follows is a collection of memories I have carried with me since 1964. I was 11 years old, almost 12, and on February 9th, at 8 PM, my life was forever changed. I hope you enjoy my journey through the past. Please forgive any historical errors. I was into the...

The Replacements at Toad’s Place

The Replacements at Toad’s Place

I spent the greater part of the early Nineties playing guitar in the electric alt-rock band The Name. One night in Middletown, CT, the band’s instruments and amps were stolen from a parked car. After a gig at The Moon in New Haven, we weighed our options and decided...

Lunch Is For Suckers

Lunch Is For Suckers

(Photo of Jerry Garcia at Woolsey Hall  by Joe Sia) Between 1972 and 1975, I worked at the Beinecke Rare Book Library at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. We used to get an hour for lunch, which was pretty nice, but I’ve never been a big lunch eater. Most...

Cream Go To Yale

Cream Go To Yale

When my father got his first stereo component system, instead of tossing the console unit to the curb, he and I dragged it into my bedroom, down the end of the hall. It was on this unit late one night on the Yale FM station WYBC I first heard The Cream’s first LP...