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Yes, Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia

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From the summer of 1968 until present time the English rock band Yes has amazed music lovers of all ages with their symphonic rock sounds. Delivering a progressive rock masterpiece is still a walk in the park for the band and they show no signs of that changing anytime soon.   In the lobby of the Symphony Hall fans lined up at wine tables giddy with excitement. They exchanged stories…

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Eric Burdon and The Animals, City Winery, Nashville

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Sunday night wasn’t just a full moon, it was a super moon. And it wasn’t just any animal that was set free in Nashville; it was The Animal. He was more than a casual acquaintance to the most legendary musicians of the 60’s and 70’s, and he was well respected by them. Commanding and powerful, if Eric Burdon’s voice didn’t knock a hole in a wall, he could stare a hole through…

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Blues Traveler, Revelry Room, Chattanooga

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In a time of cookie-cutter, bland vanilla pop, Blues Traveler still marches to the beat of a different distorted harmonica. In the nearly 20 years I have been enjoying the music of these guys, they haven’t tried to reinvent themselves. Blues Traveler has done what many others haven’t. They are still here. As I watch John Popper throw his head back and sing lyrics as if he is offering prayers…

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Jackaman, The Answer & The Dead Daisies, Picturedrome, Holmfirth

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Jackaman, The Answer and The Dead Daisies are keeping the Classic Rock dream alive in Holmfirth Yorkshire. Two very different headlining sets, showing the best of Classic Rock, one more experimental and brave, and the other just an out-and-out rock n roll party band. I’m in the “Last of the Summer Wine” vintage TV town of Holmfirth, where the quaint rambling steep streets are about to reverberate to the equally…

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