What a weekend! It all started Friday night at Look Park for what has become the Annual Aaron Lewis & Friends Show to benefit his "It Takes A Community Foundation" - Another SOLD OUT concert!
I thought the year of Rhett Akins was the best ...until this year! Local Jon Berman opened the show followed by Travis Marvin. I have a feeling you may be hearing Travis soon during my "Play of the Day" feature. I loved his voice. Then Aaron came out to do a country set! He also treated the crowd to a duet of "Travelin Soldier" with his daughter Zoe. No surprise, but that girl can sing!!!!! I have to say I liked their rendition over Dixie Chicks. (Clip below...sorry the audio isn't best when you're behind the performers...but in the age of youtube someone also posted a video much better than mine)
Now Aaron doesn't get a lot of play on country radio and it is too bad. I won't go into the politics of it...believe me it can frustrate me at times...but his style is more like the style of 90s country which made me fall with the format in the first place. My first musical love was rock...
After Aaron wrapped his country set Corey Taylor (Slipknot & Stone Sour) hit the stage providing covers of The Eagles, CCR, & Pink Floyd. I had to give homework to the 19 year old working for Look Park sitting next to me backstage as he was unfamiliar with all these amazing jams. Dear George Teddy you made me feel old and I hope you did your homework!
Adam from Three Days Grace/Saint Asonia had to back out from the show... a little bummed, but what replaced was epic! A full Staind reunion and Sully from Godsmack! All of them sat on stage together and performed many epic covers including "Hunger Strike" from Temple of the Dog (paying tribute to Chris Cornell...clip below) & "Crawling" paying tribute to Chester from Linkin Park.
Another amazing show in the books! Of course many go to see a great show, but it is also important to remember that it gives back to 413 charities so pat yourself on the back if you bought a ticket and of course thank you to Aaron Lewis for supporting the community!