-Mary, Fan Reporter #006
Feb. 11, 2009 - Norm's River Road House - Nashville, TN
Would've been nice to have scored a coveted ticket for the John Hiatt/Lyle Lovett show at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Since that didn't happen, I ventured out to see the Delta Blues & twangy grooves of Jeremiah & The Red Eyes at Norm's River Road House.
Jeremiah is a recent Nashville transplant from southern California. I first saw him play a converse-stomping solo show opening for David Olney & Sergio Webb at the Cinema Bar in Culver City, CA in April 2008. Last night was his band's Nashville debut. His mean-ass slide guitar work reminded me of Duane Allman and the butter-knife wielding Cedell Davis. And his songs about being beat-down, love won & lost and traveling both literally and figuratively were well-complemented by his gentle but deeply emotive vocals. Set highlights include: Rambling On My Mind, Salvation, Pony Blues, Under Your Spell, and Sun & The Moon.