Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ronnie Milsap review

Last Saturday I got a chance to see one of country musics legendary performers at the Grizzly Rose. You may have heard of him, he goes by the name Ronnie Milsap. Milsap, who turned 68 recently, played a modestly short set of 75 minutes and played mainly a greatest hits set with only a couple songs that were either covers or new songs. He played his greats like Smokey Mountain Rain, Daydreams About Night Things, Stranger In My House, and Lost in the 50s (In the Still of the Night) and covered Patsy Cline and the Rolling Stones. One of the great things I took out of the show is how much his voice has held up over the years. He was able to hold some of the notes for 30 to 40 seconds, even while other people in the audience were gasping for air while singing along, he still managed to hold the tune. Even Robert Plant can't do that much anymore. After 40 number 1 hits, Ronnie Milsap proved to everyone why his music is timeless. Old classic country will trump the new popular bullshit that has been coming out lately any day (very few exceptions to that rule)If he lives to come back through here, check him out. You may never get the chance to again.

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