Charlie Worsham, nothing better than seeing an artist you know nothing about, then finding yourself moving to his music, smiling, and grateful the opening act is talented and fun. On stage alone, producing rich, smooth sounds, with a good mix of fun, serious and soulful lyrics, Charlie has his own following, which no doubt grew a little tonight. When asked if they’d rather hear a gospel song or a song about getting naked, someone yelled “How ‘bout a gospel song about getting naked!” He gave us “Birthday Suit” and “Take Me Drunk (I’m Home).” My personal favorite CW tune is “Cut Your Groove” which spoke of recognizing your individuality and honoring your unique gift to the world. Truly grateful, this opening act was talented and fun.
Brandy Clark, the hottest country songwriter/singer you’ve never heard of. Except you have, Brandy’s songs have been recorded by such artists as Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Kacey Musgraves and Toby Keith. Having released her second album a year ago, Brandy has garnered a loyal following.
Hitting the stage to wild applause, Brandy played three of her saddest songs in a row, without a word to the audience in between, leaving the new comers to her live performance wondering if she had any personality, or stage presence. Following the 3rd sad song, Brandy proclaimed there was only one way to go from there, up! Up she took us! She truly lives up to being both an excellent singer and an extraordinary songwriter. The crowd went wild, lending their collective voice to “Love Can Go to Hell” and her hit that could have been written for us here in Colorado, “Get High.” Her trademark sarcasm and wit in her songwriting was evident in her banter with the fans. Her music is all about real life heartfelt lyrics. Brandy has been quoted as saying “I sing about real, truthful, unpretty subjects”, and it’s all put to music that made me want to dance! She’s also confident she will accomplish her goal of cutting an entire album about alcohol, and gave us a sampling of a few.
Article and Photos by Melissa Polk