Showing posts with label Gabe Lee. Show all posts
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Mar 9, 2022

Road Dispatch: Brent Cobb, City Winery (ATL), 2/25/22



By Kevin Broughton


“Man, we played Macon last night, and I kinda blew my voice out,” are the first words out of Brent Cobb’s mouth during a brief tour-bus visit before a late February show in Atlanta. And why wouldn’t it happen? Macon’s just 70 miles up the road from Cobb’s hometown of Ellaville; what to expect, if not a rocking show?

 

“The response on this tour has been overwhelming,” says Cobb, who recently released an album of Southern gospel standards, And Now, Let’s Turn to Page “In places like Manhattan, even, they love it when we play the gospel record live, beginning to end. You’re gonna like this show.” 

 

And yet, there’s one more tour stop, tomorrow in Nashville. Our boy was gonna have to dig deep. 

 

And dig deep he would. Atlanta’s a good bit further from Ellaville than Macon, but there’s a partisan Cobb crowd on hand. It’s largely respectful of the opening act – rising country star Gabe Lee – but there’s a sense of anticipation bordering on rowdy. 

 

As the moment arrives, Cobb and the band make quite the entrance: the front man in a shiny, mother-of-pearl-colored jacket with raised paisley, his bandmates sporting Kelly-green blazers of their own.  The night is actually three concerts in one, as most of the songs from the gospel record make an appearance. After a quick jacket swap – as mother-of-pearl gives way to mustard corduroy – there’s a brief acoustic solo set, followed by a full-band, secular rocker to close things out. 

 

It’s not until the last leg that Cobb’s vocal fatigue peeks in. “So, we played Macon last night, and I kinda blew my voice out,” he tells the crowd, before addressing the sound man. “Could we double up the vocal monitors, please?” And he soldiered on, including this live version of his 2020, tongue-in-cheek “Shut Up And Sing.”


 

Unsurprisingly, the lights come on after the last song of the set, signifying there’ll be no encores. Nobody complains, knowing they’ve watched a native son leave it all on the stage. 


Jul 1, 2020

Top Albums of 2020: First Half Report




1. Futurebirds - Teamwork

2. Mike & The Moonpies - Touch of You

3. Katie Pruitt - Expectations

4. Brandy Clark - Your Life is a Record

5. Gabe Lee - Honky Tonk Hell

6. Hill Country - s/t

7. Ashley McBryde - Never Will

8. Rookie - s/t

9. Jesse Daniel - Rollin’ On

10. Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud


11. American Aquarium - Lamentations
12. Will Hoge - Tiny Little Movies
13. Hailey Whitters - The Dream
14. Reckless Kelly - American Jackpot/American Girls
15. Run the Jewels - RTJ4
16. The Secret Sisters - Saturn Return
17. John Baumann - Country Shade
18. Randy Rogers/Wade Bowen - Hold My Beer 2
19. Aubrie Sellers - Far From Home
20. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Reunions
21. Jaime Wyatt - Neon Cross
22. Caitlyn Smith - Supernova
23. Caleb Caudle - Better Hurry Up
24. Kyle Nix - Lightning on the Mountain
25. Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
26. John Anderson - Years
27. Rich O’Toole - New York
28. Dalton Domino - Feverdreamer
29. Caitlin Cannon- The Trash Cannon Album
30. Steve Earle - Ghosts of West Virginia

*there are a few recent and forthcoming albums I haven't listened to enough to rank yet

**this is just Trailer's top 30 - year end list will include all FTM contributors

Apr 15, 2020

Top Albums of 2020 - First Quarter Report



1. Futurebirds - Teamwork

2. Katie Pruitt - Expectations

3. Brandy Clark - Your Life is a Record

4. Gabe Lee - Honky Tonk Hell

5. Ashley McBryde - Never Will

6. Rookie - s/t

7. Marcus King - El Dorado

8. Jesse Daniel - Rollin’ On

9. Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud

10. Hailey Whitters - The Dream

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*there are a few recent and forthcoming albums I haven't listened to enough to rank yet

**this is just Trailer's top 10 - year end list will include all FTM contributors

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