What a busy couple of days I’ve had. I fully intended to get the interview with Bucky Covington put up tonight, but I don’t think there is going to be enough time for that. So, check back for that on Saturday. I will definitely have time to go over the tape and get it typed up for sometime tomorrow. In the mean time, I want to tell you about the fantastic show that I saw at Capone’s last night, and give you as many photographs as I can of the show, and some of the fans.
Now, let me tell you all about Thursday night’s show at Campne’s. I’ve seen Bucky a number of times before, always on a much larger stage than you will find at a club like Capone’s. But, no matter how big the stage, Bucky works every inch of it. He jumps, bounces, ‘dances’, and moves across the stage almost making sure he gets in front of every camera pointed his direction. He is there to entertain his fans, and to accommodate them – in whatever way he can. If it’s a smile, a deliberate pose, or lyrics that someone out there seems to think were written just for them, Bucky is going out of his way to make sure they get what they came for, and that they have a good time.
We heard songs we love, songs we knew, and songs we didn’t expect to hear, and most of the audience sang along with every one of them. Bucky works so well with his band, including them in everything going on up on that stage. They aren’t just a band ‘backing Bucky’ – they are part of the show. We all know that Bucky’s twin brother, Rocky, is sitting behind the drum set. But Rocky isn’t the only one being recognized, being given a part of the show, and having an opportunity to hear the crowd cheering for him. Each of the guys has their moment in front of the crowd, and the crowd reacted with applause they deserved. The show was just plain good! No, it was great.
I go to a lot of shows and a lot of concerts. Some I enjoy more than others. This one is right up at the top of my ‘I think I’ll be talking about this show for a long time’ list. I’m glad we’ve got Bucky back on a label. And I’m hoping we hear a lot more from him in the future. He has grown so much artistically since we saw him on the American Idol stage back in season five. And he definitely enjoys what he’s doing.
Bucky’s new label is eOne Nashville. It’s one of the things he and I talked about during our pre-show interview on Thursday afternoon. So, you’ll be hearing more about that, and what eOne has in store for Bucky. I’m excited for Bucky, and I think when his fans here what is coming up for him, they will be excited too.
I am always thrilled when I find an artist who puts his fans first. Bucky did something last night that I have never seen an artist do before. This was Thursday night, some of the people there had to get up early the next day to go to work, or school. And when Bucky headed from his bus to the stage door to join his band on stage, he actually stopped for a few minutes to allow me to take a few pictures of him with several of his fans. (Above we have Tiffany and Jordan, very excited and very thankful that Bucky gave them a few minutes of his time.)
Here are a few more pictures from Thursday. And my recommendation to everyone reading. If you haven’t seen Bucky’s show yet – do yourself a favor, and put it on your list. Now – here are some pictures for you all. (Some of the pictures are from the sound check early Thursday afternoon).
There you have it – a few pictures from a great show. The interview will be up sometime tomorrow. Bucky is fun to talk to, and I think you are all going to enjoy reading what he had to say.