April 20, 2007

a friendly warning to Randy Travis & Josh Turner

Last night I did something I never do. I went a show at Douglas Corner Cafe featuring local singer/songwriters. My friend Susan seriously makes a hobby lifestyle out of going to these shows. You can find her at any random dive/live music venue on any random night of the week, supporting the lesser-known folk in their dream of making it big in the music industry. Not only does she listen to the music, she meets the artists AND becomes FRIENDS with them. She's so cool. *sigh*

Anyways, she was telling me earlier this week that a mutual friend of ours was singing back-up for a local singer/songwriter opening for another singer/songwriter at Douglas Corner this Thursday night. I'd been wanting to see her perform for a while, so I figured this was my chance.

As much as I enjoyed the opening act...it was a little long. Tell me, since I don't go to these things that much...is it OK to perform 14 songs when the main event is only doing 10? hmmm....just a harmless question.

So one hour later Matt Jenkins finally takes the stage. And I mean FINALLY. As good as Charla was, there was a clear distinction in talent and professionalism displayed by this guy. Oh, and if Randy Travis or Josh Turner happen to be reading this (yah I know you two stalk my blog), y'all better watch out. This guy is good. Now don't get all bent outta shape here...it's not like he STOLE your voices (because he definitely has his own unique sound). It's more like he's just better than you. *GASP!* did I just write that out loud? Oh, get over it. It was gonna happen at some point. We all have our 15 minutes, and yours is up.

I'm just kidding. Randy, Josh, you two are lovely. But there's a new boy in town. Get ready.

2 Comments:

At 10:51 PM, Anonymous lisa said...

Who's Josh Turner?

 
At 8:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry hun I have never heard of your Matt guy and most likely never will. On the other hand (no pun intended) Randy Travis will be singing forever and nobody can match him.
David Cook

 

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