My Concert review and some clips of the show
The concert was amazing. Doors opened at 7pm and show started at 8pm.The first opening act was good, would love to tell you who they were, but the band never mention their name. The lead vocalist even said "You don't even know our name" which if he would have told us I would have told you. Wayne "The Train" Hancock is on a few tour dates opening for the Reverend with his three piece band including stand up bass, Wayne on his acoustic and a shy but very talented electric picker by the name of Zach Sweeney. The crowd loved Wayne's honky tonk, house rocking, hillbilly boogie which he entertained us with for about a hour.
But of course we paid our hard earned money to see Dallas,Texas very own Reverend Horton Heat and his current band with Jimbo Wallace on standup bass and Scott Churilla on the red sparkle Ludwig drum kit. The band from the start was tight and gave the audience just what they were there for including selected songs starting with album 1 in chronological order of release including my personal favorites "The Devil's Chasing Me" and "It's Martini Time". They took a break playing their classics to play a few Covers including Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Goode". The Reverend brought Wayne Hancock and his guitar player Zach Sweeney back on stage to do some songs with the Heat including Hank Williams "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry". The Sweetwater 420 beer was flowing along with the State Theater full liquor bar so everyone was doing fine and it was good to see a big crowd willing to shell out the money to buy the Revernd's Merchendise including Shirts, Hats, drum sticks and CD's. It appeared to me the place was pretty close to being sold out.
There are still plenty of tour dates left to see the Reverend Horton Heat's psychobilly, country-fed punkabilly music so head over to his website to find out when he is coming to your town.
Hope you enjoyed this preview and please support the bands by purchasing their music, buying their tickets and picking up their merch at the shows.
Website - http://www.reverendhortonheat.com
Twitter - @revhortonheat
Wayne Hancock - http://www.waynehancock.com