What a great venue for a show. If you love the music and you like to be sitting close to the stage, this was perfection. Good sound and no red lighting! Kudos to Sunlite Studios!
Former Wheel Hoss Band members guitarist Rick Taylor and fiddler Randy Lanham backed Wade. Everyone was glad to be there having a good time and seeing everyone else. Wade, as always, expressed his appreciation for his fans and their support.
We were only able to make it to the second show at 8 and the meet and greet that followed. Initially, only one show was scheduled, but the demand for tickets created a need for another one. Since Wade asked for requests, some of the songs at the two shows were different. We heard that he did "Family Reunion" and also a Christmas song, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" at the first show that weren't repeated at the second one.
Can't complain though about the musical banquet that we had. I don't think Wade's music is something that you can fill up on, so we all left wanting more, of course. I've heard from many fans how much they can play Wade's albums without getting tired of the music - there's a little something - lyrically or in the melody - that's new each time you listen to an album cut.
It was good to hear "Copperhead Road" and "Milk Cow Blues" again. Wade explained why he'd quite doing Copperhead in his shows - that it was too hard on the guitar. He beat them up so much with that song that it was hard to get them back in tune.
I wish I could hear him sing the entire Gary Stewart catalog - the ones I've heard him do have just been excellent - some of his best singing. For this show he did "Empty Glass" and Stewart's version (not Conway's) of "I See the Want To in Your Eyes."