VINCE GILL PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE BAKERSFIELD SOUND

Vince Gill Pays Tribute to the Bakersfield Sound — Concert ReviewVince Gill puts on a show like no one else and Friday, October 25th, his concert in Bakersfield, CA at the Rabobank Arena Theater was no exception! With a top-notch band and no opening act Vince took us on a 3-hour musical journey including his…

THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN: GILL BRINGS ‘BAKERSFIELD’ TO BAKERSFIELD

Review: Gill brings ‘Bakersfield’ to BakersfieldThis has been the year Bakersfield returned to America’s pop culture map, at least with respect to the music that made the city famous a half-century ago. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville opened an exhibit dedicated to the Bakersfield Sound in 2011 and this year,…

ALBUM REVIEW: VINCE GILL & PAUL FRANKLIN – BAKERSFIELD

CD Review: Vince Gill & Paul Franklin – Bakersfield (MCA Nashville, 2013)Tribute albums are a tricky proposition. Play it too close and you add nothing of your own; take too many liberties and you lose touch with the object of your affection. Finding a middle ground that honors the original performances, adds something new and…

TIME JUMPERS A CROWD PLEASER

Time Jumpers a crowd pleaserThe second of five Meherrin River Arts Council Series concerts drew a large crowd of appreciative fans. The Time Jumpers started out as a weekly romp of A-list musicians on Monday night in 1998 at Nashville’s legendary Station Inn. They didn’t care if any one showed up they just wanted to…

VINCE GILL & FRIENDS PICK IT AND KICK IT AT THE RYMAN

Vince Gill & Friends Pick It and Kick It at The RymanThis review is a contribution from Shannon Turner, who we hope will be a regular contributor. The photos were taken by Daniel Mullins. Vince Gill is what we often call a “triple threat” in the industry, one of those blessed souls gifted with the…

ELMORE MAGAZINE REVIEWS ‘GUITAR SLINGER’

Mike Greenblatt – Elmore VINCE GILL has honed his “high lonesome” tenor voice into an instrument of incredible power, beauty, and soulfulness. On Guitar Slinger, he’s transcended the genre limitations of country (although there’s plenty of beautiful country-as-dirt tracks among these 12 gems) to put forth a kind of White Soul (as oxymoronic as that…

COUNTRY WEEKLY REVIEWS VINCE GILL’S NEW ALBUM ‘GUITAR SLINGER’

Jessica Nicholson – Country Weekly 4 STARS Album title aside, one shouldn’t expect self-absorbed guitar soloing or extended axe-hashing on Vince’s latest release. In a manner reminiscent of Chet Atkins, Vince’s subtle fretwork caters to the needs of each song, as in the tender “Who Wouldn’t Fall in Love With You.” A theme of morality runs…

REVIEW: VINCE GILL SHOWCASES SONGWRITING STRENGTHS

By MICHAEL McCALL – The Associated Press The title of Vince Gill’s new album focuses on his instrumental skills. But  the music more intently highlights another talent: songwriting. On “Guitar  Slinger,” Gill concentrates on lyrics about friends and issues, turning out  stories that are sometimes entertaining and often touching. Some draw on his sense of…