I’m not sure what it is about those Swon Brothers. When I saw them in August, 2013, it was about 90 degrees, humid, and very uncomfortable. They put an awesome show! When we saw them in May, 2014, it was cold, raining, windy, and before the end of the night we even had hail! Even though cut a little short because of the weather, the show was great. We got to see them again on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Now, it’s still summer around here – at least one would think. But, when we got to the concert that evening, we were freezing, and some of us were dressed like it was winter! But once again, the weather was nothing that could stop Zach and Colton Swon from putting on an awesome concert. When that show started, everyone warmed up in a hurry!
Most of us never heard of The Swon Brothers, until they appeared on The Voice, and ended up on Blake Shelton’s team. But, these two have been performing together for a long time. The Oklahoma natives started performing together as children – and they haven’t stopped. I suppose that’s one of the reasons they work so well together on stage. They are fun to watch, and fun to listen to.
They were joined on stage by band members Seth Costner, keyboards; Joe Henderson, drums/band leader; Jeff Coleman, guitar/steel; and Aaron on bass. I’m not sure if they gave us Aaron’s last name when they introduced the band from the stage, if they did, I apologize for not getting it written down. I think they got so involved in the fact that it was Aaron’s birthday, that they forgot to mention his last name. But, we did get to sing Happy Birthday to him!
We had another special treat that night. I knew before I went that Greg Cook was the tour manager for The Swon Brothers. I also knew that he is one of the founding members of the group Ricochet. I had seen them perform a few times, and even had the opportunity of writing two full page articles about that group for our local newspaper. So, I was just as excited about seeing Greg at the show as I was Colton and Zach. But, I didn’t expect to see Greg on stage! What a nice surprise that was, when he joined the band on stage, picked up the bass, and played (and sang), the Ricochet hit “Daddy’s Money”. They said he doesn’t usually do that. I think he should He is so talented.
We also got to see one of their crew members come on stage and sing. He’s a great vocalist – I think his name was James Retton, and I hope someone will correct me if I’m wrong. Sometimes, even with a few of us at the show – it can be difficult to snap pictures, take notes, and really enjoy the show. But we do our best
Keep October 14 in mind – that is the date The Swon Brothers will release theirfirst major-label debut album. They sang a few songs from the new album last night, and I know all their fans will be ready to add this new CD to their country music collection.
I’m going to end with a few more pictures from Saturday’s show. It was a great concert, and very nice to have a chance to talk to Zach, Colton and Greg, again. As you can see from the photos, the kids are still out there to put on a show for their fans. Colton still makes sure he gets down into the audience during the performance, to shake a few hands and get close to the crowd. They usually get at least one audience member on stage with them, toss out a few t-shirts and Koozies, and they make sure they toss a lot of guitar picks to the waiting hands of their fans. This was a great show. And everyone there would agree, that it didn’t matter how cold it was – The Swon Brothers have a way of heating up an event!
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