After the show in Detroit, we made a mad-dash down the East coast to Coyote Joe’s in CharlotteShowtime once againThis venue had a huge dancefloor in front of the stage. It is hard to tell from the photo… but plenty of line-dancing was being hadBrandon looking patriotic behind the keysI loved the lighting at this venue. Such rich color raining down on Brit behind the drumsMore dramatic lighting pouring down on brother RichardAfter the show it was back to the bus, and southbound… home to Atlanta
Our second day in Detroit meant another crazy opener for Kid Rock at DTE. Hanging out backstage with the band is their friend, Billy GrahamI don’t know what a ‘chicken wing party’ is… but Kev’s shirt was hilarious!rnRichard was taking it easy before the showBrit was in final stages of bandanna prepBrandon all ready to goBilly was on point for soundLights up..ShowtimePaul layin’ it downThe engraving on Richard’s bass is awesome!rnBrandon laying down the keysThe last song they played was ‘Freedom Song’. Charlie dedicated it to our troops and the crowd went CRAZYAfter the show, we had to pack up fast to make the drive all the way to Charlotte for day 5 of tour (well… day 5 for me)Stay tuned!
After opening for Kid Rock, the guys had an acoustic show lined up at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill.I thought the lighting was great here. It allowed for some great videoFor some reason I really love this shot of Brandon on keys. Something about the way the drum set in the foreground framed it up… combined with the green lighting just turned out awesomePaul having a good timeBrit was using this resonance box for percussion. It has 40 snare spirals inside, and sounded awesome!rnThe girl in the photo, Vanessa, worked at the bar, and was celebrating her birthday. She hooked us up with FREE CAKEShe told us she could ride the bull standing up. We didn’t believe her. She could… and I’m not gonna lie – it was pretty hot. Big Kev said he wanted to marry her on the spot hahahaShorly after the show it was back to the bus to rest up for the next day’s gig.