Articles by: Tom Wilmeth

Late Yes legend Chris Squire left me with a lasting concert memory

Late Yes legend Chris Squire left me with a lasting concert memory

It had been 35 years since I’d seen the quintessential prog-rockers Yes, led by the recently departed Chris Squire. They didn’t disappoint.

Joe Ely, May 23, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Joe Ely, May 23, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Rivers, highways, coyotes, border crossings, and the wide night sky all played a part in Joe Ely’s resonant Lone Star travelogue.

Bob Dylan, May 13, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Bob Dylan, May 13, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Wednesday night’s Bob Dylan concert was as meticulously crafted as a classical music program by the Milwaukee Symphony.

Gary Burton in Nashville: 1960’s Tennessee Firebird was a fusion album like no other

Gary Burton in Nashville: 1960’s Tennessee Firebird was a fusion album like no other

Gary Burton’s country-jazz experiment ‘Tennessee Firebird’ broke every rule. He joins Tom Wilmeth to discuss a gutsy decision to record in Nashville.

Stevie Wonder, December 20, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Stevie Wonder, December 20, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Stevie Wonder’s 2014 stop at Los Angeles was more than just a concert. It was a reminder of his gifts, his passion and his humanity.

Here Comes the Night, by Joel Selvin (2014): Books

Subtitled ‘The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and The Dirty Business of Rhythm & Blues’, Joel Selvin’s book focuses on a little-examined area of the music industry.

Joe Cocker (1944-2014): An Appreciation

Joe Cocker (1944-2014): An Appreciation

Tom Wilmeth remembers Joe Cocker’s power, his glory and — saddest of all — his missteps in a career forever defined by what might have been.

James Taylor, November 4, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

James Taylor, November 4, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

James Taylor, even at 66, takes the stage with a voice as clear and recognizable as if you were playing one of his early albums.

A Halloween treat: Bob Dylan at Philharmonic Hall, New York City, October 31, 1964

A Halloween treat: Bob Dylan at Philharmonic Hall, New York City, October 31, 1964

Bob Dylan gave this concert 50 years ago tonight, and it still resonates.

Jack Bruce (1943-2014): An Appreciation

Jack Bruce (1943-2014): An Appreciation

In the aftermath of Jack Bruce’s long-awaited reunion with Cream, some people bitched. All I remember was watching in wonder.

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