Average Joe’s Colt Ford performed at the Tally Ho Theatre in Leesburg, Virginia on May 29th and it was everything I hoped it would be and so much more.
Bryson Jennings was first to take the stage. Jennings had outstanding vocals and amazing songs, however, something was lacking within his stage presence. Being a newer artist, he may not be comfortable on stage just yet. Although, talent is something he definitely isn’t lacking. If Eric Paslay and George Strait had a baby, his name would be Bryson Jennings.
By the time Colt Ford took the stage, it was utterly clear that he came to entertain. There is no one else like him, from his rebel flag inspired boots to his mic stand shaped like a shot gun…everything about his set was created with the southern child in mind.
Ford opened with “Mr. Good Time” and I totally caught the irony behind it. The rest of the show was bound to be a good time. Ford’s band members also stood out. Each one was talented in their own way. His show had everything from a violin to a banjo. The entire stage was filled with true artistry at it’s finest.
Ford performed songs such as “High Life” which on record features Chase Rice as well as “I Answer To No One” which features on record Average Joe’s JJ Lawhorn.
Everything from Ford’s stage presence to how he interacted with the crowd was compelling. The leading moment for me was when Ford performed “Workin’ On” which is a song where all proceeds go to soldier’s who are battling PTSD. It was a touching moment and Ford showed his passion not only for his music but for our country as well.
Colt Ford is pure bad-assery. His live show is jam packed with entertainment, pure artistry and undeniable talent. He’s everything ladies & gentlemen. Everything indeed.
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Author: Brittany Vance
West Virginia born & bred living life in the DMV. I believe in kind hearts & strong drinks. Mom of two boys and Autism advocate. Music is not only powerful but magical. In the words of Merle Haggard: Good music will live forever. I am here to share that music with each of you.