Mr. Honky Tonk Man, Dwight Yoakam, brought his A+ game to Stir Cove on Thursday night, and filled the amphitheater with a string of hits and covers that never stopped. It was a night that was as electric as the sky.
Yoakam is a ‘stoic’ performer, with, with very little flamboyance and a whole lot of flair. His sequin studded support staff however, made up for whatever grandiosity Yokam lacks, and it all meshes together in a nice performance package. There was plenty of guitar shredding and honky tonk blues going on. I especially loved his cover of Ring of Fire, which is one of my all-time favorite country tunes.
Yoakam’s voice is clear and strong and this troupe executed a string of songs that came together rapidly and constantly. It was as if they were trying to defy the odds of impending foul weather. And, it worked for about an hour.
None of the 3,000 fans left disappointed…wet maybe….but not disappointed. By the time the concert was called, Yoakam had delivered over 15 songs and was professional to the end. It was truly an enjoyable evening by this seasoned, award-winning gentleman.
Stir Cove…this concert series is on a roll…and we’ve only just begun……..