Five On Friday - Beale Street Music Festival

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, March 04, 2011

Feeling so happy that I went over 1,800 listens for MUSIC ON THE COUCH. So, for the first two months of 2011, over 3,500 people have listened to the show!

Thanks to y'all if oyu are part of that number.

Photobucket Check out the other participants by clicking on his link above...and join in!

You can register for free at and type in a band name and BAM the song will be there to assist in building your playlist.

Travis lays out some guidelines for this meme and they go like this:

1. Grab the banner, make your post title Five on Friday, and be sure to link back here.

2. Go to to make your play list of five songs. Choose a particular theme to share with us. You can simply post the play list, or you can add a little summary about what you are sharing.

3. I don't know how to make a specific linky, so be sure to leave me a comment to let me know that you participated.

4. No tags, but feel free to invite your friends to play along if they need a post topic on a Friday.

The line-up is out. The Beale Street Music Festival. A three-day event with 60+ bands, all for the price of $69.00 for all three days! Check out the line-up for 2011:

John Mellencamp * Ke$ha * Jason Mraz * Stone Temple Pilots * MGMT * Godsmack *
The Flaming Lips * Wilco * Cee Lo Green * Buckcherry * Jerry Lee Lewis * The Avett Brothers * B.o.B. *Mumford & Sons * Charlie Wilson * Sublime with Rome * Cake * Ludacris * Slightly Stoopid * Lucinda Williams * Kirk Whalum * Tommy Castro * Ziggy Marley * Bettye LaVette * Gregg Allman * Jimmie Vaughan * Macy Gray * Everclear * Saving Abel * Otis Clay * Cage the Elephant * Al Kapone * Amos Lee * The New Pornographers * John Hammond * J.J. Grey and Mofro * 8Ball & MJG * Hinder * Experimental Tropic Blues Band * Sick Puppies * Manchester Orchestra * Magic Slim & The Teardrops * Lucero * Drowning Pool * Hubert Sumlin * Lotus * Big Bill Morganfield * FreeSol * The Lee Boys * Devon Allman’s Honeytribe * Egypt Central * Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition * Travis Wammack * Paul Thorn * Reba Russell Band * Preston Shannon * Amy LaVere * One Less Reason * Will Tucker Band * Blind Mississippi Morris * Kenny Brown * Grady Champion * Robert “Wolfman” Belfour * Brad Webb * Eric Hughes Band

The names in bold are all artists who have sat on The Couch this year.  This is going to be one fun festival, there is no doubt.

In honor of the list being published yesterday, I selected five of the acts for today's play list...


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15 Of Your Sparks

  1. TopChamp Says:
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  3. TopChamp Says:
  4. Yey! Happy Vinny!

  5. TopChamp Says:
  6. (the deleted post is me - spelling badly)

  7. Coco Says:
  8. So totally jealous - what an amazing lineup AND what a bargain! I don't suppose you'll be going to any shows?

  9. What an incredible line-up of musicians! Boy Howdy, I wish I was there to enjoy with y'all.......

  10. Oh, and hubby says he's interested in checking out Reba Russell when they come here in May. Hope it works for us!

  11. TOPCHAMP: Thanks!

    COCO: Hopefully I am getting press credentials, so I will be practically on the stages (4 of them BTW)

    SONGBIRD: So come to Memphis in May!!!!! and tell hubby ya gots to go to see Reba and the boys and make sure you let them know who you are!

  12. Dianne Says:
  13. I love Mellencamp
    and small town is a great song

    that festival is going to be amazing!!

    have a good weekend kiddo

  14. Anonymous Says:
  15. Wow. What a lineup (minus Ke$ha) - I wish I could come down for it. It sounds amazing.

  16. DIANNE: He does rock and the festival is a highlight of my year each year

    ARACHNERD: I would subtract a couple of others also, but a damn fine lineup it is

  17. Oh wish I could be there. Treat Me Mean is the favorite from your set, but I want to see that fingering in person ..........wahhhhh

  18. j Says:
  19. Beale Street is a fun place to be. The husband and I had a trip planned to Memphis this weekend but it fell through. I was looking forward to ribs at the Rendezvous!

  20. Travis Cody Says:
  21. The Tommy Castro tune stands out for me in a really good Set. And that looks like a great line up for the Festival. Enjoy!

  22. Mimi Lenox Says:
  23. Enjoy enjoy enjoy!

  24. Thanks for giving the far-away people a little taste of the Beale Street Music Festival. Really enjoyed Salt of the Earth.


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