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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Concert Review - Lady Antebellum

Award-winning country / rock band Lady Antebellum, which hails from Nashville, is a relatively new outfit but they drew a large and enthusiastic crowd for their amusement-park appearance tonight. They have but one album and gave us most of that (plus a song for a new album); Southern Man particularly enjoyed All We'd Ever Need (the first song they wrote together), Lookin' For A Good Time, Slowdown Sister, I Run To You, and Long Gone as well as the their one big hit Love Don't Live Here Anymore. Southern Wife quickly pointed out that a theme that ran throughout their music was of lost love and broken relationships. With but one album to their credit the band did play several covers. Southern Man (being more rock than country) no doubt missed many of the "country" covers but certainly appreciated their rousing renditions of You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC, Long Train Running by the Doobie Brothers, and Hurts So Good (see? there's that hurtin' theme again) by John Cougar Mellencamp. They even encored with a cover of Otis Redding's Hard To Handle (a song probably better known through the popular cover performance by the Black Crowes). All in all it was a fine show and a good time was had by all (especially by Southern Wife, who smuggled in the better part of a bottle of wine to wash down the Subway sandwhiches we also snuck in).


At Wednesday, April 13, 2011, Anonymous Harvey Yeldell said...

It's nice to read a positive review for a Lady Antebellum concert. You know what; I noticed that too, that most of their songs are about failed love and relationships. I guess that's what really suits their voice, especially Hillary's. Did they perform Need You Now in that concert?


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