Why do I even care what a few strangers from Kentucky think of a St. Louis crowd? Why would it bother me when one of them tells me about the Blind Pilot show they attended earlier in the tour at Headliners in Louisville?
The room smelled like cigarettes, perfume and cold air. The pre-concert hum of the Old Rock House crowd, waiting on Bass Drum of Death, was punctuated by a guy telling the girl next to me that he was actually, right then, in the middle of composing a blues ballad. Really now? She sipped her drink, politely.
Last night's lineup at Plush was synthesizer and pop-hook heavy, performed with a playfulness straight from the '80s.
The appellation "legend" tends to be more of a marketing term than a description of an artist's importance. Often, it serves only to mark someone who's been lucky enough to get old without succumbing to too many vices and pitfalls along the way, and doesn't necessarily reflect the scope of their contribution to their art form.
Eli Young Band is out supporting their first single to hit #1 on the Billboard Country Songs chart, "Crazy Girl," from their fourth album, "Life at Best." The song has been nominated for Song of the Year and the band for Vocal Group of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.