Re: Larkin Fan you still around here?
Are you still going to see Keith this Saturday? How did it go with getting a M&G? I hear they are getting hard to come by these days unless you know somebody.
My first Keith headlining concert was AWESOME!!! I knew he was talented, but WOW! US Bank Arena was set up really small so even though I had crappy seats (I thought), I was only about 15 rows back. The guy ROCKS!
Thought I would post back so you can know a few things to expect, if you haven't already heard about his concerts on this tour.
(My memory is fuzzy, it's been almost a month ago and I just realized tonight that I hadn't reported back to you yet, as I had planned, plus the fact that I was partially in some sort of dreamlike state during most of the concert)
The new band is great. Keith's interaction with the audience is the best I have ever seen, I only wish I had been a fan as long as you have. I've missed so many Keith concerts practically in my own backyard.
Songs he performed (in no particular order)
From Golden Road he did Somebody Like You, Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me, Raining on Sunday, You'll Think of Me (acoustic, extended version, also You're Everything acoustically, *just Keith and a guitar, you'll never see that at a Tim or Kenny concert* ,
anyway on with the set list... Blue Jeans, You Look Good in My Shirt (which has to be the best song ever, that was never released as a single). He has dropped But For the Grace of God (probably because he doesn't have a fiddle player). The Raining on Sunday guitar solo at the end is amazing. He did Homespun Love from the Ranch album leading into I Hear You Knockin' and did the percussion thing on the guitar and the microphone. (I'm sure you know what I'm talking about since you've been a fan a long time, but this is the first time I had witnessed it and it absolutely blew me away). He did an absolutely kick a$$ version of Blacktop that had this 'freeze frame' in the middle of the song. Pretty darn cool.
I had heard about the version of Free Falling he has been doing for years but this was the first time I got to join in on the fun. He divided us between the Ky and Ohio people and Ky people pervailed.
Off his new album he did Days Go By, You're My Better Half, Making Memories of Us (from a female perspective, this song is right up there with You're Everything), She's Gotta Be (which has the most amazing guitar solo at the end, I thought the guy was gonna pop a blood vessel, lol). He did Tonight I Wanna Cry as an encore on the piano, yes the piano and ended with These Are the Days.
I'm going to go see Keith again in Louisville on the 14th and once again, I can't wait. Hope you have a blast at Columbus and don't forget to report back to me.