On April 25th in Charles Town, West Virginia, Old Dominion took the stage at the Hollywood Casino. I immediately saw something special. They opened up with “Shut Me Up” and front man Matt Ramsey exudes star quality. He is charming, witty and exceptionally talented. Band mates Trevor, Brad, Geoff and Whit have that “it” factor as well. You can’t quite put your finger on it but whatever it is, it works and it works well. They work well together and overall their stage presence is strong.
Old Dominion writes, records and performs their own music which makes them even more impressive. They performed songs from their current EP, but what got my attention was a new song that would be on their upcoming full album. The song is titled “Nobody Ever.” It’s extremely catchy and unique. One of the best songs I’ve heard.
Old Dominion may not be a household name just yet, however, they have had success writing music for other country artists. Guitar player Trevor performed “Better Dig Two” by The Band Perry, which he wrote. Let’s just say I prefer Trevor’s version. It was flawless. Then lead guitar player Brad performed a song he had wrote for Tyler Farr titled “A Guy Walks Into A Bar.” Also thrown in the mix was Dierks Bentley’s “Say You Do” as well as Sam Hunt’s “Ex To See.”
Old Dominion has so much talent that it’s unreal. One of the best bands I have seen, hands down. From their powerful stage presence to the lyrical content that draws you in, Old Dominion is the future of country music.
David McClister (header)
Brittany Vance (in post)