Kenny Chesney Performed Intimate Show For Exit/In Crowd

Brody Vercher | March 11th, 2009

  1. Jon
    March 11, 2009 at 11:36 am

    On Chesney’s Exit/In performance, “last night” = Monday night, after the #1 party. Last night at the Exit/In it was the Travelin’ McCourys (Del’s band – Del, + another guitarist, in this case Kentucky Thunder’s Cody Kilby) and the Lee Boys tearing it up, first separately and then together. Although since a few beers were hoisted in the air, I guess it would have to be characterized as an artistic disaster.

  2. Karlie
    March 11, 2009 at 11:51 am

    The Jennings/Johnson video left me excited to see the whole show here in a couple weeks. I think that is actually the first time I’ve seen Jamey smile…

  3. PaulaW
    March 11, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    And I totally agree with Kevin’s article /review on “Overdrive”.

  4. Brady Vercher
    March 11, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Sucks that Aaron Tipping had to release a truckin’ album the same year Dale Watson will be droppin’ one with some original material. Life just ain’t fair sometimes…

  5. Kelly
    March 11, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Jon – does anyone else that comments on these various threads ever say anything right in your opinion? you must be the head of one of those new “blog watchdog groups” that i’ve been hearing so much about. just wondering…

  6. Jon
    March 11, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    “Jon – does anyone else that comments on these various threads ever say anything right in your opinion?”


  7. Rick
    March 11, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    While listening to a recent E.T. Record Shop Midnite Jamboree they were advertising the new Aaron Tippin album and the production of the couple of cuts they played was top notch. Aaron also sang “East Bound And Down” on a recent Opry visit and knocked it out of the park. If I didn’t own the original versions of the songs he’s covered, I’d probably buy it.

    Off Topic: Randy Weeks had a triumphant homecoming to LA last night at The Mint. Randy’s faithful fans from his years performing at The Cinema Bar in Culver City came out in droves and David Serby was among those in the audience. The SRO crowd was treated to a 90 minute plus set of songs from all of Randy’s albums performed with real exuberance. The band consisted of Randy’s old LA based bandmates he left behind when he moved to Austin and you could just sense the joy of the reunion and their chance to perform together as a group again. I’ve never seen so many audience members dancing and smiling before at a Mint concert, so Randy knows how to please. If he comes your way, GO! (lol) Corb Lund and his Hurtin’ Albertans opened the show. They had just returned from Australia and although suffering from jet lag did a fine set. Not bad for $ 10! YeeHaw!

  8. Dan Milliken
    March 11, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Dude, that Esquire list is terrific. And I love the blurbs they wrote for each album. Good catch, and thanks as always for the plug!

  9. Jessica
    March 11, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    We just saw Jamey tear it up for a 3 hour show in North Carolina this past weekend. It was unbelievable. Jamey sang the whole “High Cost of Living” album and added “Nothing Was Better Than You” and then kicked it into gear with about 2 hours of cover songs and then some. He ended the show about 3AM. It would have started sooner, but the fire marshall shut em down and only so many folks were allowed back in the place while everyone else was stuck outside. It was a mad house but luckily we were right there the whole time inside. What you see on tv is nothing compared to the raw energy we saw the other night on stage, even more so than when we saw him in December. If he comes in your area, do get tickets. We’ve already made roadtrip plans for at least 4-5 more shows…yes he’s well worth it! Kenny Chesney can go have his keg in the closet, but Jamey can show him how to really throw down the country tunes.

  10. Lioness
    March 12, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I read where Kenny stumbled off stage and was forgetting words to some of his songs and I guess that’s why he always has “special” guest with him…so they can entertain and he gets the credit! It’s never all about the music to’s always about the party! I’m sorry but don’t get his appeal at all!!

  11. Kathy Smith
    March 18, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Great review on Emily Portman and her country girl like me album ! Thanks for telling it like she is.

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