Hey ya’ll !!! I have been super busy and totally slacking on these concert reviews and getting them on YouTube and such so I am just going to just make blogs for them and maybe later on do a whole “End of Summer Shows” recap? I don’t know yet, but this review is of Whiskey Myers on their Tornillo Tour. Again, I know this is late, but they are on tour all year, so if you can see them. See Them!!!
The show we saw was at the Worcester Pallidum on April 29th, 2022. This show had Goodbye June and Shane Smith & The Saints as opening acts. Talk about a line up. Holy shit!
First, I need to thank my good friend Dan and the Worcester Palladium for having us! It’s a great honor for me to be working with local venues to bring good authentic country music to central Massachusetts and New England in general. Thank you all for that, the graciousness is not lost on me.
Now to the show. The night kicked off with Goodbye June. Never heard of these guys before and honestly, wasn’t sure about them going in, I am sure you can see a trend on these reviews. I always want to stay objective with these reviews as well and I have to say, their sound, sucked. They didn’t suck. The sound for their set was awful. I was actually really bummed out because I love seeing bands I never have and seeing them with a fresh set of eyes and ears. It was so muffled and loud that you couldn’t understand lyrics, which is a huge bummer. The band sounded absolutely fantastic and I do hope we get to see them again. Someone asked me at the show what I thought and how I would describe them and all I could think of was if Axle Rose fronted a country rock band. I think that’s the perfect analogy for this band. I really do hope to get a better sounding show from them in the near future.
Then we had Shane Smith & the Saints come out. Honestly, the night could have ended right here. No disrespect to Whiskey Myers, but Shane Smith stole the night. Stole the whole fucking night. We legit saw a robbery right before our eyes and have no idea it was happening. If you’re not listening to Shane Smith yet, give it a listen, you’ll be hooked. I promise. If you’re not. Get your head and ears examined and FAST. These guys were, as you may know, featured on the TV show Yellowstone. Maybe you’ve heard of it? If not, another thing you need to watch. But anyway, Shane Smith blew the roof off the Palladium, I couldn’t believe how many people knew every word to every song they sang and sang it back to them. It’s not every day a full crowd knows all the words to the opener’s songs, it was quite the spectacle to see. It’s a true testament to them and their talent for sure. I shamelessly stopped and gave Shane Smith a sticker from the show and I hope he still has it, was a huge honor to meet him after their set. From the sounds of it they did play all of their more well-known songs and they were great. When they played ‘All I See is You’ the place went ape shit and it was awesome. I honestly have to say I was bummed out when their set came to and end, but that just meant it was finally time to see a band I have been waiting years to see…
Now, it was time for Whiskey Myers. Like I mentioned, been wanting to see them for years. They have come around and played shows, but this show was Sold Out in a larger theater, it was absolutely incredible. They came out and played every song you would think they would play. I was actually surprised they kicked off the night with their latest single ‘John Wayne’, honestly, I love when a band comes out and plays their latest release first. Like it’s a “fuck you, now you stay for the rest of the show.” I am sure that’s not their intent, but that’s how I see it and love it. I was surprised how short their actual set was with 12 songs, but their encore had 5 songs including a cover of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers classic tune ‘Refugee’ to close the night with 17 songs. Overall, it was a killer high energy set with everything and more you would expect from one of the Top Tier Country Rock bands in the country. Whiskey Myers can’t come back soon enough in my opinion and I can’t wait for them to do so.
Thank you again to Dan Millen and the Worcester Palladium and of course Whiskey Myers, Shane Smith & the Saints and Goodbye June!
Till next time ya’ll Cheers!
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