I don’t think that anyone can have a bad experience at Off Broadway, unless they bring it on themselves. Friday night was no exception as people filtered in, placed drinks in their hands and prepared themselves for what was coming.
Brian Henneman, who is the lead singer and songwriter of the band Bottle Rockets, took to the stage with Kip Loui on his left. They introduced themselves as the Indigo Girls, but it was way too early in the evening to fool this crowd. Their set list included a great mix of Bottle Rockets tunes and a few classic country songs, as they had opened the door for Bobby's career.
Bobby played all electric and offered no apologies as the lights went down and stayed down. The sound built to a crescendo and then exploded into the beautiful rock ruckus that he creates so well. The beauty in seeing Bobby Bare Jr. perform live, is his ability to incorporate new emotions into his songs every time he sings them. His live performances are what made me a life-long fan.
Midway through the show, Bare pulled Brian Henneman back up on stage and belted out “Cover of the Rolling Stone.” With great stage presence from the entire band, Bare's group delivered more than the price of a ticket and had a great time doing it. For those who have not seen Bobby Bare Jr. play live ... what are you waiting for?