Wednesday night at the Washington County Fair in Abingdon, Va., was a little bit ‘Deja-vu-ish” for me. (yep, I made that word up). You know what I mean. When you walk into a room, visit a city, or go to a concert, and immediately think “I’ve been here before.” In the case of a LoCash Cowboys show – it’s certainly not a bad way to feel. How nice to see that some things don’t change. Their show was still fast-paced, energetic, enjoyable, and just made you smile the whole time you were watching.
I first saw Preston and Chris this past May, when they did a show in Kingsport, Tenn. I was more than impressed. I can’t remember when I’ve enjoy a show more. If you missed that article, you can read it by clicking here. I remember leaving that show knowing I was going to see these two again, every time they were performing anywhere near my neck of the woods.
They are great performers who give us songs that are as good as they are. “Right Here in Front of You,” “Keep in Mind,” and “C-O-U-N-T-R-Y-“ are among my favorites – but I like “You Got Me” a lot, too. The duo never forget their audience, interacting with the crowd every chance they get. They don’t forget their band either. It’s like Preston and Chris aren’t working that stage alone. They are the lead singers for the band LoCash Cowboys. They really perform with their band, and not just as two individuals sharing the stage with other musicians.
Before the show, I found them behind the bus in the middle of a Cornhole tournament with members of the band from their opening act. Any of you not familiar with Cornhole, it seems to be a game taking over most of the south (and probably the nation, but I don’t get out much). Basically, you toss a little beanbag (or corn bag) and try to get it on the game board, or through the little hole in the board. My aim isn’t that good – I’ll just watch.
One thing that was super nice is that it doesn’t seem to matter how many singles they release, or how many shows they do – these guys still remember who their fans are. And they stay after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans. One thing I noticed hanging out after the show is that these guys remember fans they’ve met at other shows. They take the time to talk to each person, and ask how they are and what they’ve been doing lately. It just makes you want to invite them home and cook something for them.
I could go on and on about how great LoCash Cowboys are, but let me just suggest that whenever they are coming near you, that you jump in the car and head on over to see them. Visit their web page, and listen to some of their music, and please call your favorite country radio station and request a little LoCash music! Now, here’s a few more pictures from Wednesday’s show. Some of the performance, some of the cornhole tournament, and some of the fans. Including Southwest Virginia native, ‘Big Tom’ from Survivor, who came out to enjoy the show.
That will will do it for today. Hope you all have a great Friday, and a wonderful weekend!