Randy and Wade in an acoustic set - just plain music magic on stage together. Those opening fiddle notes of "Old Enough to Know Better" still strike a strong response from an audience. Their long time relationship as musicians and as friends showed clearly in the performance. Very comfortable, but very professional. Wade in top voice and Randy's fiddling as sweet as ever.
The good, solid crowd was into the music, too. They were singing right along.
Opening with "Don't Make Me Come to Tulsa," then "Don't Stop, and "Kentucky Bluebird," Randy and Wade did an hour and a half set of his hits, the standards he does so well, and three of his new ones - "Good Day to Go Crazy, "Every time I Give the Devil a Ride He Wants to Drive," and "The Best Part."
Randy took the lead on a medley fiddle tunes. Quite a performance piece that showcased his marvelous well-recognized talent.
The stage set-up was convenient and comfortable - located at one end of a raised section of the bar. The lighting was interesting. There was a set of syncopated lights that danced in time with the music and a few individual spots. All the lights seem aimed at the mirrors behind the musicians. Wade and Randy were in the dark - not conducive to picture taking. Thank goodness for Photoshop. The low lighting was the only negative of the event.
A comfortable venue plus some of the best country music plus a gung-ho crowd equals a great evening.