Johnny Cole’s Favorite Shows of 2019

ee● 1. New Jersey “House Concert” recognizing the 35th Anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A. (June 4) * See #’s 5, 12, 19
● 2. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony ft. The Cure, Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, The Zombies, Roxy Music & Janet Jackson. Also appearing: Duran Duran’s John Taylor & Simon Le Bon, Queen’s Brian May, Harry Styles, David Byrne, Janelle Monáe, Suzanna Hoffs of The Bangles, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY (Mar. 29) * See Also #’s 5, 6, 8, 26, 30, 37, 40
● 3. British Summer Time at Hyde Park London, UK “two weekends” ft. Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Josh Groban, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Sharlee Spiteri & Texas, Robbie Williams, Florence + The Machine, Marlon Williams, Kris Kristofferson, Bryan Ferry, The National, Black Eyed Peas and more (July 5-7; July 12-14)
● 4. Jeff Lynne’s E.L.O. “North American Tour 2019” San Jose (CA), Vancouver (BC), Tacoma (WA), Portland (OR)(June 24, 26, 28 & 29) * the 2018 tour show dates topped last year’s list.
● 5. Little Steven “Miami Steve” Van Zandt” & the Disciples of Soul – The album release show for “Summer of Scorcery” wsg Bruce Springsteen at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ. (May 8); Little Steven “Miami Steve” Van Zandt” & the Disciples of Soul and Peter Wolf at The Beacon Theatre in NYC (Nov. 6) * See Also #’s 1, 2, 12, 19
● 6. Fuji Rock Festival ft. The Cure, The Chemical Brothers, Janelle Monae, Route 17 “Rock ‘n’ Roll Orchestra”, Anne-Marie, Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Gary Clark Jr., Mitski, The Lumineers, The Waterboys, Sia, Martin Garrix, Asian Kung Fu Generation, Cake, Sabrina Claudio, Death Cab for Cutie, American Football, Courtney Barnett, George Porter & Friends, Jason Mraz, James Blake, Vince Staples, and more at Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa- cho, Niigata Pref. (Japan)(July 26-28) * See Also #’s 2, 37, 40, 67
● 7. Love Rocks NYC ft. Robert Plant, Sheryl Crow, Hozier, Buddy Guy, Billy Gibbons, Grace Potter, Keb Mo, Taj Mahal, Lukas Nelson, Jimmie Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall II, Bernie Williams, Ivan Neville, Marcus King, Larkin Poe, Mike Flanigin, Larry Campbell, Paul Shaffer and more at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, NY (Mar. 7) * See Also #19
● 8. David Byrne “American Utopia” on Broadway at Hudson Theatre in New York City, NY. (Nov. 17) * See Also #2
● 9. Lady Gaga at MGM Theater in Las Vegas, NV “two shows” – “Enigma” (June 6); “Jazz & Piano” (Oct. 20)
● 10. The Rolling Stones “No Filter Tour 2019” wsg Ghost Hounds at FedEx Field in Landover, MD “Washington, DC” (July 3)
● 11. Willie Sugarcapps “Steve & Anne’s Wedding Show” at Workplay in Birmingham, AL (Mar. 9) * See Also #’s 16, 23, 31, 34, 49, 76, 114
● 12. The Concert for the Rainforest Benefit “We’ll Be Together” ft. Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Eurythmics, John Mellencamp, James Taylor, Shaggy, H..E.R., Bob Geldof, Debbie Harry, Ricky Martin & more at The Beacon Theatre in New York City, NY. (Dec. 9) * See Also #’s 1, 5, 19
● 13. Sturgill Simpson at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ (Oct. 8)
● 14. Phil Collins “Not Dead Yet” AU/UK Tour (Jan/Feb) Brisbane (QLD), Sydney (NSW), Adelaide (SA), Perth (WA), Melbourne (VIC), Christchurch (NZ), Napier (NZ)(Jan. 19, 21-23, 25, 28, 29; Feb.1, 2, 4, 6); U.S. Tour (Madison Square Garden in NYC)(Oct. 6 & 7)
● 15. Phil & Foster wsg Jimmy Hall, Donna Hall Foster, Jose Santiago & more at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club in Mobile, AL (May 15) * See Also: #’s 49, 82, 87, 88, 101
● 16. Sugarcane Jane at Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS (June 7); Sugarcane Jane & the Bucket Fillers at Slowboat Boat Brewing Co. in Laurel, MS; earlier they performed an in store performance at T-Bones Records in Hattiesburg, MS (Sept. 6) * See Also: #11, 76
● 17. Peter Frampton wsg Jason Bonham at Red Rocks in Morrison, CO (July 31)
● 18. The Who “Moving On! Tour” with Orchestra wsg Reignwolf at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA (Aug. 18); The Who with Orchestra wsg Liam Gallagher at The Hollywood Bowl in L.A. (Oct. 24)
● 19. The 13th annual “Stand Up For Heroes” ft. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and Sheryl Crow at Hula Theatre at Madison Square Gardens in New York City, NY (Nov. 4) * See Also: #’s 1, 5, 7, 12
● 20. Gin Wigmore at The Opera House in Wellington, NZ (Feb. 5)
● 21. Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY (Nov. 15)
● 22. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band at Raising Cain River Center in Baton Rouge, LA (Oct. 10)
● 23. Grayson Capps (Full band) “Rocky Horror Meets The Ramones Show” at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club in Mobile, AL (Feb. 10) * See Also #’s 11, 31, 49, 111
● 24. Suzanne Vega at Cafe Carlyle in New York City, NY (Mar. 8)
● 25. Mark Knopfler at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (Sept. 3)
● 26. Ian Hunter & The Rant Band wsg Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and many more at City Winery in New York City, NY (June 3) * See Also #2
● 27. Rodney Crowell wsg Will Kimbrough at Grand Magnolia in Pascagoula, MS
● 28. Kraftwerk at at Philharmonie De Paris in Paris, France (July 11)
● 29. Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival ft. Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, Ariana Grande, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monáe, Weezer, Maggie Rogers, Ty Segall, Billie Eilish, etc. at Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA (Apr. 12-14) * See Also #’s 6, 37, 53
● 30. Fleetwood Mac Tour Dates “Birmingham (AL), New Orleans (LA), Tampa (FL), Fort Lauderdale (FL), Atlanta, (GA)(Feb. 13, 16, 18, 20, Mar. 3) * See Also #2
● 31. Frog Pond Sunday Social ft. Grayson Capps, Corky Hughes, Molly Thomas & the Rare Birds and Blue Bicycle at the Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill, AL. (Feb. 24); Frog Pond Sunday Social ft. Shawn Mullins, Michelle Malone, Grayson Capps, Corky Hughes, Ross Newell, Trish Land and Molly Thomas at The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill, AL (Dec.15)
* See Also #’s 11, 23, 33, 49, 86, 87
● 32. Mississippi Songwriters Festival (Ocean Springs) & Mississipi Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction of Paul Overstreet at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Ctr. in Ocean Springs, MS (Sept.19-22) Event ft. Sarah Peacock, Blue Mother Tupelo, Lisa Mills, Melissa Summersell, KneeOn Sisters, Madison Grace, Chaislyn Jane, Karen Reynolds, Judy Blank, Troy Martin, Tommy Barnes, Buddy Jewell, Dean Johanesen & many more. * See Also #’s 34, 61, 77, 84, 94, 95, 100, 103, 104, 121
● 33. Molly Thomas & The Rare Birds at Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS (Apr. 19); Molly Thomas & the Rare Birds at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club in Mobile, AL (Aug. 4); Molly Thomas & the Rare Birds at Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS (Aug. 23) * Also see #’s 31, 86
● 34. Sarah Peacock “Two Nights of Music” at “Songs & Stories at The Mary C.” & a “House Concert at Zimmer’s Point of View” (Mar. 21 & 22); Sarah Peacock with Tanya & Tia Dmuchowski at The Julep Room in Ocean Springs, MS (Dec. 7) * See Also #32
● 35. SXSW “South By Southwest” ft. Chuck Mead, Cactus Flowers, Sam Morrow, Bill Kirchen, Bonnie Bishop & Logan Ledger; Gurf Morlix, Erika Wennerstrom, Justin Townes Earle, Ben Dickey, Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians, Robby Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis, John Paul White, Cedric Burnside, John the Martyr, Nakia & the Blues Grifters, Tyler Ramsey & Marcus King Band at various locations including Hula Hut, El Mercado & OPA Coffee House in Austin, TX (Aug. 13 -15) * See Also #’s 7, 48, 69, 81
● 36. Paul McCartney “Freshin Up” Tour at Smoothie King Ctr. in New Orleans, LA (May 23)
● 37. AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL – Fri. “Am Express Stage” -The Beaches, The Aces, Tyler Childers, The Raconteurs, Guns n Roses; Sat. “Honda Stage” – Orville Peck, Denzel Curry, Brittany Howard, Billie Eilish, The Cure; Sun. “Am Express Stage” – Drew Holcombe & the Neighbors, Joseph, Rebelution, Kacey Musgraves, Mumford & Sons at Wilker Park in Austin, TX (Oct. 11-13) * See Also #’s 2, 6, 29, 40, 55
● 38. Elton John at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY (Nov. 16)
● 39. Buster Poindexter at Cafe Carlyle in New York City, NY (Apr. 9)
● 40. Pasadena Daydream Festival ft. The Cure, Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses, The Joy Formidable, Chelsea Wolfe, The Twilight Sad, Emma Ruth Rundle, Kaela Mikla, etc. at Brookside (at the Rose Bowl) in Pasadena, CA (Aug. 31) * See Also #’s 2, 6, 37
● 41. Jericho Road Show at The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Ctr. in Ocean Springs, MS (Aug. 16) * See Also #46
● 42. Analog Missionary at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (May 25); Analog Missionary at Crooked Letter in Ocean Springs, MS (July 19); Analog Missionary at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Aug. 10)
● 43. Tom Morello at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ (May 7)
● 44. Mariah Carey ‘Caution World Tour” at Beau Rivage “Theatre” Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MS (Mar. 2)
● 45. Eric Erdman, Tim Jackson & Lindsey Thompson at The Listening Room of Mobile (Jan. 5)
● 46. Wes Lee “Songs & Stories” at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Ctr. in Ocean Springs, MS (May 16) See Also #41
● 47. Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at The Paramount in Huntington, NY (Nov. 7)
● 48. Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys (Dec. 14) * See Also #35
● 49. Phil & Foster and Grayson Capps at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club in Mobile, AL (Mar. 20) * See also #11, 15, 31, 82, 88, 101, 111
● 50. Gwen Stefani “Just a Girl” at Zappos Theater/Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV (Oct. 25)
● 51. Red & the Revelers “Single Release Show” ft. Red Padilla & Friends, The OutLawz Brass Band, Symone French & Trouille Troupe, the Red Clay Strays & Abe Partridge & the Pyschedelic Peacocks at Cedar Street Social Club in Mobile, AL (Apr. 20) * See Also #’s 115, 120, 123
● 52. Dylan LeBlanc, James LeBlanc & Angela Hacker at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club in Mobile, AL (Dec. 12)
● 53. Maggie Rogers at The Fillmore Philadelphia in  Philadelphia, PA (Mar. 30)
● 54. Chris Botti at The Blue Note in NYC (Jan. 2)
● 55. Mumford & Sons wsg Michael Kiwanuka and Gretta Ray at RAC “Perth” Arena in Perth, WA “Australia” (Jan. 27) * See Also #37
● 56. Christopher Cross at Island View Casino in Gulfport, MS (May 31)
● 57. Shannon LaBrie & Kyshona Armstrong at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Jan. 10)
● 58. Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Oct. 28)
● 59. The Prodigy at Bonython Park in Adelaide, SA “Australia” (Jan. 26)
● 60. Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival ft. Paul Thorn, Eric Gales, Band of Heathens, Papa Mali, Mia Borders, Honey Island Swamp Band, Terry “Harmonica” Bean and more at Cassidy Park in Bogalusa, LA (Sept. 27 & 28)
● 61. Blue Mother Tupelo “Songs & Stories” at The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs, MS (Feb. 21) * See Also #’s 32, 121
● 62. Royal Horses at Crooked Letter Brewery in Ocean Springs, MS (Feb. 22); Royal Horses at Glory Bound in Ocean Springs, MS (Sept. 5)
● 63. Patty Griffin wsg Ruston Kelly at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC (Apr. 3)
● 64. George Benson wsg Jazz Morley at L’OLYMPIA in Paris, France (July 9)
● 65. Don Felder at The Cutting Room in New York City, NY (Apr. 8)
● 66. Billy Idol and Steve Stevens “Acoustic” at Town Hall in New York City, NY (Mar. 28)
● 67. Thom Yorke at Philharmonie De Paris in Paris, France (July 8) * See Also #6
● 68. David Foster at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL (Feb. 19)
● 69. Marcus King Band wsg Bishop Gunn at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY (June 5) * See Also #’s 7, 35
● 70. KISS “End of the Road World Tour” at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY (Mar. 27)
● 71. Daryl Hall & John Oates at Salle Pleyel in Paris, France (July 10)
● 72. Howard Jones wsg Men Without Hats and All Hail The Silence at Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA (June 27)
● 73. Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets wsg Dawn Landes at The Hamilton in Washington, DC (Apr. 7)
● 74. Pat Metheny at Rams Head On Stage at Annapolis, MD (Apr. 5)
● 75. Corey Hart wsg Glass Tiger at in Vancouver, BC “Canada” (June 25)
● 76. Sugarcane Jane at Flora-Bama on the FL/AL stateline (Jan. 11); Sugarcane Jane at District Hall in Fairhope, AL (Feb. 23); Sugarcane Jane at Fairhope Brewing Co. in Fairhope, AL (June 1); Sugarcane Jane at Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS (Dec. 27) * See Also #’s 11, 16, 34
● 77. Double Dee “Darwin & Dana Nelson”, Ronnie Davis, and The KneeOn Sisters at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Mar. 24) * See Also #’s 32, 95
● 78. Chely Wright at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Apr. 13)
● 79. Bryan White at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Aug. 15)
● 80. Red Young at at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL “two shows’ (Jan. 15 & Apr. 23)
● 81. Ben Dickey at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Apr. 17) * See Also #35
● 82. Phil & Foster at Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS (Feb. 28); Phil & Foster with Jose Santiago at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club in Mobile, AL (Sept. 4) * See Also #’s 15, 88, 101
● 83. Anna Larson at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Oct. 4) * See Also #120
● 84. Grace Askew wsg Melissa Summersell at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Mar. 23) * See Also #’s 32, 104
● 85. Sixpence None the Richer’s Leigh Nash wsg John Tibbs at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Aug. 29)
● 86. Molly Thomas & The Rare Birds “Album Release Show” wsg Ferrill Gibbs
and Hannah McFarland at Cedar Street Social Club in Mobile, AL (June 22) * See Also #’s 31, 33, 87
● 87. “Frog Pond Sunday Social” ft. Jimmy Hall, Jack Hall, Donna Hall Foster, Rick Hirsch, Johnny Nicholas, Webb Wilder, David Greely & Jamell Richardson at The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill, AL (Oct. 27) * See Also #’s 15, 31
● 88. The Marlow Boys at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club in Mobile, AL (Sept. 25) * See Also #’s 15, 49, 82, 101
● 89. TLR’s 4th Annual Anniversary ft. Jimbo Mathus & Friends at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (May 4) * See Also #107
● 90. Robin Trower wsg Jeffrey Gaines at Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA (Apr. 4)
● 91. Fruit Bats wsg Joyero at Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia, PA (Nov. 22)
● 92. Chip Herrington Jazz Quintet at The Listening Room of Mobile (Jan. 13)
● 93. Ben Folds & Violent Femmes at the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ (Aug. 2)
● 94. Lisa Mills at The Listening Room of Mobile (May 30) See Also #32
● 95. KneeOn Sisters + Cody Hegwood at Dority’s in Dauphin Island, AL (Nov. 3) * See Also #’s 32, 77
● 96. Hiss Golden Messenger (solo) wsg Brent Cowles at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club in Mobile, AL (Feb. 12)
● 97. Sinatra Meets the Sopranos ft. Michael Martocci and his Ol’ Blue Eyes Orchestra, and The Sopranos’ Steven Schirripa (Bobby ‘Bacala’), Michael Imperioli (Christopher Molitsanti), Vincent Pastore (‘Big Pussy’ Bonpensiero) at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ (Aug. 3)
● 98. Mark Pfaff & Friends at Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS (May 9)
● 99. Amy Helm at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA (Nov. 21)
● 100. Madison Grace, Tom “Doc” Leytham & Queenie Mullinix at The People’s Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Nov. 27) * See Also 32, 103
● 101. The Redfield (with Stan Foster) at Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS (Nov. 1) * See Also #’s 15, 49, 82, 88
● 102. Vanessa Peters at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Jan. 16)
● 103. Madison Grace Band at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Apr. 26) * See Also #32, 100
● 104. Ozone Songwriters Festival ft. Chaislyn Jane, Melissa Summersell & more in Mandeville, LA ft. (Oct. 19) * See Also #’s 32, 84
● 105. Clairo wsg Erthlings “Laneway Festival 2019 Sideshows” at Howler in Brunswick VIC “Australia” (Jan. 30)
● 106. The Black Sorrows at Camelot Lounge in in Sydney “Marrickville” NSW (Australia)(Jan. 24)
● 107. Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue at Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS (Feb. 8); Jimbo Mathus with Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Feb 9) * See Also #89
● 108. Della Memoria at The Greenhouse on Porter in Ocean Springs, MS (Oct. 5)
● 109. Lucero wsg The ReChords at Corner Hotel in Melbourne VIC “Australia” (Feb. 3)
● 110. Cary Hudson with Ron Thamert at The Greenhouse on Porter in Ocean Springs, MS (Jan. 4)
● 111. Barstow Revival with Ross Graham at The Shed in Ocean Springs, MS (Aug. 24) * See Also #’s 32, 112
● 112. Biscuit Springs Songwriters Series with host Jesh Yancey with Jef Funk; special guest: Barstow Revival at The Greenhouse on Porter in Ocean Springs, MS (Feb. 14); Jesh Yancey & the High Hopes at The Greenhouse on Porter in Ocean Springs, MS (June 21) * See Also #’s 32, 111
● 113. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival “Final Day” at the Racetrack in New Orleans, LA (May 5)
● 114. Grayson Capps & Corky Hughes at Murky Waters in Ocean Springs, MS (Mar. 16); Grayson Capps & Corky Hughes at Murky Waters in Ocean Springs, MS (Dec. 7) * See also #’s 11, 23, 31, 49
● 115. Symone French & the Trouille Troupe at The Julep Room in Ocean Springs, MS (May 26) * See Also #51
● 116. Julia Holter at Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent in Sydney, NSW “Australia” (Jan. 20)
● 117. BoDeans at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA (Apr. 6)
● 118. Chapel Heart “Songs & Stories” at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Ctr. in Ocean Springs, MS (Oct. 17)
● 119. Red Padilla at The Greenhouse on Porter in Ocean Springs, MS (Feb. 8) * See Also #51
● 120. Abe Partridge at Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS (Mar. 1); Abe Partridge, Anna Larson & Those Poor Serfs at The Greenhouse on Porter in Ocean Springs, MS (June 8) * See Also #’s 51, 83, 123
● 121. Blue Mother Tupelo at Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS (May 24) * See #’s 32, 61
● 122. The Icemen at Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS (May 17)
● 123. Unhand The Monster: Troubadours LIVE! with hosts Abe Partridge & Ferrell Gibbs ft. Early James & The Latest at The Listening Room of Mobile in Mobile, AL (Jan. 14) * See Also #’s 51, 86, 120
● 124. Parquet Courts at The Croxton Bandroom in Melbourne VIC (Australia)(Jan..31)
● 125. Geoff Achison at the Pig & Whistle in Trentham East VIC (Australia)(Feb. 3)

 

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