Sunday, August 8, 2010
I've done struck music!
Holy great mother of goose!
I’ve done struck music!!! After $200+ worth of gas later (and a tick or two), I actually heard a full night of music! 5 damn bands! So I walk into this big outdoor typa bar that probably holds 1200+ and in the first 30 minutes who do I see but a freakin Nashville producer! Well there you go. I stayed anyways (no real option). So my take on the Odessa Countryfest 2010. The first band "Buckshot Bradley" was pretty good. Btw, have I said that Texans & Londoners have one distinguishing thing in common? No matter how hot it gets they are not going to be seen wearing shorts. So I obviously stand out (that and I’m 45+ and much cooler). At times the band is little reminiscent of a more rockin Chris Knight typa thing. I didn’t hear any songs that stuck in my mind. Second band-Brian Milson. Good looking, good band, decent voice, songs were predictable. HOLY shit get him to Nashville, FAST! There’s a spot just a-waiting for you. Actually, (for real) the Nashville producer was there to see him. I didn’t really need another reason to justify my reasons for coming out here. Anyways, then the Kyle Bennett Band came on. Man, I like these guys and I like their CD (wish it was produced a little less "slick"). I kinda wish they’d lean more toward the edgier side. They’ll get somewhere ‘cuz their talented and touring their asses off. :) I really admire that. After this band, a guy walks up to me and asks what I’m doing here. He’s a local and works in the oil fields. He’s really pumping me on this local band that he really loves. I SO love that Gary Wadzeck is the typa guy would come up to a total stranger and say that. He was with his group of friends but just reached out anyways. Thanks dude and I will check out Falls County and I wish that I had your hospitality. Next band, Honeybrowne. They are good. Really good guitar player, good looking singer, who’s a good writer and a dang good singer. They entertained the hell out of the crowd. Even doing a decent job on covering John Denver’s “Country Road”. Bottom line is that it’s just a little too cool for me. I like hearing something more down to earth (or at least my earth). That’s just a personal taste thing, though. Last was Josh Abbott. I’m a little prejudiced because I’ve really liked him from the first stuff that I’d heard. I love pretty much everything about this guy. Stage presence, catchy as hell writing, great singer! He is more country than most things I’ve heard out here (or at least from what I'd gotten in Nashville). I think he could do even like a great bluegrass typa song or two, as well. He’s what I thought of Luke Bryan the first time I saw him and what I think of the Dirt Drifters, now. Oh except that he’s probably grossing around 1 Mil. before a record Co. or Pub deal (did I say that yet?). He is the songs and the songs are him. I just want this guy to win because he works hard and I love his message. Please check him out. He’s got SO much more potential than just Texas. If he stops touring and moves to Nashville, I’m gonna shoot him and his manager (and you know I can, now) ;). Lastly , Cody (tour manager/pullin woman off Josh guy ;)) was SO kind and stood there trying as hard as he could to tell me EVERY cool bar in Texas. Thanks dude. Well, I’m off to figure out what to do for the next few days in Lubbock. Later.
p.s. I've been grilling a potato for about 2 hours now and I STILL can't stick a fork in it :(