Concert review: Drivin’ N Cryin’

Last year I did a number of concert reviews, but not nearly as many as I would have liked to. This year I plan to review 2 – 4 shows per month, and the acts will range from small local bands to large national headliners. I am also hoping to get peoples feedback from the shows, and take pictures if the venue allows them. So to start off 2009, I thought I would share my experiences from the Drivin’ N Cryin’ show I attended a few weeks back.

The show was scheduled for a Friday night at a relatively small local venue, and I decided to venture out by myself at the last minute to attend. Once I arrived at the venue, I grabbed a drink from the bar and then proceeded to chat with a bunch of folks who were attending the show. While in the middle of a conversation with a hard core Drivin’ n Cryin’ fan, I heard music off in the distance and realized it was time to make my way into the venue to take in the show.

The show started off with a bang, and I was amazed with Kevn Kinney’s vocals. He had such a way with his delivery, and I am still in awe at how well the guys in the band jived with each other musically. Since this was my first DNC show, I’m not 100% certain what the set list was for the night. I can tell you that my favorite tunes were their huge hit “Straight To Hell”, “Fly Me Courageous” as well as their rendition of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World”.

I have to say this was one of the better concert experiences I have ever had, and the folks who were in attendance LOVE this band (seriously, they LOVE them!). Everyone was crazy nice at the show, and I made a couple of new new friends while chatting with random folks at the venue (hi Kelly!). Good times were had, and here’s to some killer shows in 2009! Happy New Years everyone!

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