Even if you’re not from the Chicago area, chances are that you have heard of Joe’s on Weed, or “Joe’s Bar” as some refer to it. Last week, a brand new, second location was introduced in the Chicago suburbs – Joe’s Live. Joe’s Live is everything special about the original Joe’s on Weed, with a polished industrial-meets-southern twist. It’s less sports-themed than Joe’s on Weed and is targeted solely for live music/events, with a capacity of 1,500 people.
RCA Nashville recording artists, Old Dominion, accompanied by Rolling Stone’s proclaimed New Country Artist to Watch Morgan Myles, helped to keep the momentum rolling on the fourth night of concert celebrations during Opening Week of Joe’s Live. Check out these 7 Captivating Moments from Morgan Myles and Old Dominion at Joe’s Live in Rosemont, Illinois!
1. There’s a reason that Pennsylvania native Morgan Myles is being buzzed about all over the country. Her stunning vocals will enthrall you immediately. Check her out, singing a flawless cover of Little Big Town’s hit song “Girl Crush” while Chicago swoons.
2. When Myles sang her debut single, “Whiskey Dreaming,” from her recently released EP Miss Morgan Myles, the crowd was already enchanted by the bombshell’s bubbly personality and country soul sound, so they ate it up while singing along!
3. Old Dominion has played in Chicago three times in two months, all sold out shows. When I interviewed them this past summer at Windy City Smokeout, Geoff Sprung confessed that they love the city so much, that they always ask management for an extra day here whenever they’re booking shows. They’ve expressed that when they play here, it’s comparable to playing for their hometown crowd, and that’s a unique experience for all in attendance.
4. It’s always exciting to hear new music! Stating that Chicago has always been a front-runner in terms of support, they shared a brand new song, “So You’re Gone” which explores the feelings of missing your love interest after a breakup. “The beach where you met is a five-hour drive, but you know that you won’t be sleeping tonight, so you’re gone.”
5. Personally, whenever I get to go to an Old Dominion concert, I get all excited for one certain song. The top moment of the night for me was when they played their exuberantly entrancing song “Can’t Get You” which is sadly not available anywhere except live shows and YouTube. Even considering how often OD plays in Chicago, it’s still not enough to get my fix of this addictive song.
6. Old Dominion started out as songwriters, then one day they got called out, and told that they needed an official band name. Old Dominion was born shortly thereafter. Every time they play a live show, they channel their roots by humbly showcasing their songwriting successes, having written No. 1 hits recorded by Blake Shelton, Tyler Farr, and Kenny Chesney, and it’s a magical experience to hear these songs performed the way they were originally intended.
7. In true, energetic, Old Dominion fashion, “Wrong Turns” closed out the night, while Matthew Ramsey spun rapidly to the lyrics “making all the right wrong turns.” Every time I see these guys, the performance gets better than the last, and I don’t even know how that’s possible, since they are top notch already! I highly recommend catching an Old Dominion concert ASAP. You won’t regret it.