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(Concert Review) GRANGER SMITH Live at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania (4/18/2019)

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We usually cover all different forms of rock music, so we decided to change it up by attending country music sensation Granger Smith at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pennyslvania.  It was a fun night of singalongs to some good ol’ country music and a night where Granger Smith made you feel like you were a part of that backyard tailgate party.

Granger Smith and his backing band were a delight to listen to.  Their songs such as “Holler(featuring Earl Dibbles Jr)”, “Merica”, and “Country Boy(Part 1)” certainly shows what life is like in Middle America and when time seemed so innocent, whether it be kicking up the tires as you’re going off roading, being proud of being an American, or just the lifestyle that country folk lives.

Granger Smith sang with passion and with a conviction in these songs.  Granger also did a fabulous job of getting the crowd involved and the ladies screaming.  I thought it was really cool that he autographed a cowboy boot while singing.  Granger would interact with the crowd by shaking hands and giving out high-fives which made the evening in Pennsylvania to see more meaningful and intimate.  It was a nice touch when they revealed “Yee Yee” in green duct tape.  It was just a really entertaining night of music and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Granger Smith up for that prestigious “Entertainer of the Year” award during the annual CMA’s.

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Setlist:

Holler (featuring Earl Dibbles Jr)

You’re In It

Country Boy Love

Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty cover)

Backroad Song

They Were There

Stutter

I’m In A Hurry (And Don’t Know Why) (Alabama cover)

When The Good Guys Win

I’m Wearing Black

Bury Me In Blue Jeans

City Boy Stuck

Happens Like That

Ain’t Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up) (Garth Brooks cover)

Merica

Don’t Tread On Me

If The Boot Fits

Country Boy Song

Fans can check out GRANGER SMITH at the following tour dates:

Fri. 5/3- Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, Ohio

Sat. 5/4- 8 Seconds Saloon in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sun. 5/5- Bogart’s in Cincinnati, Ohio

Thu. 5/9- Clyde Theatre in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fri. 5/10- The Fillmore in Detroit, Michigan

Sat. 5/11- Maverick’s Music Hall in Barrie, Canada

Thu. 5/16- Midnight Rodeo in Springfield, Missouri

Fri. 5/17- Revolution Music Room in Little Rock, Arkansas

Sat. 5/18- Temple Live in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Sat. 5/25- Lone Star Jam in Austin, Texas

Sun. 5/26- North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, South Carolina

Fri. 5/31- The Backyard Amphitheater in Fredericksburg, Texas

Thu. 6/6- Kansas City Live Block in Kansas City, Missouri

Thu. 6/13- Festival Country de Lotbiniere in Saint-Agapit, Canada

Fri. 6/14- Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont

Sat. 6/15- Festival Country de Lotbiniere in Saint-Agapit, Canada

Sun. 6/16- Aura in Portland, Maine

Mon. 6/17- Bernie’s Beach Bar in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire

Fri. 6/21- Burlington Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Iowa

Sat. 6/22- Ozarks Amphitheater in Camdenton, Missouri

Sun. 6/23- Country LakeShake Festival in Chicago, Illinois

Fri. 6/28- Dow Diamond in Midland, Michigan (w/Big & Rich)

Sat. 6/29- Sun Valley Pavilion in Sun Valley, Idaho

Wed. 7/3- The Old Saloon in Emigrant, Montana

Fri. 7/5- The Pub Station in Billings, Montana

Thu. 7/11- Country Boom in West Salem, Wisconsin

Fri. 8/2 – Cherry Peak Resort in Richmond, Utah

Sat. 8/3- Emery County Aquatic Center in Castle Dale, Utah

Mon. 8/19- Lorain County Fair in Wellington, Ohio

Fri. 8/23- Nebraska State Fair in Lincoln, Nebraska

Fri. 9/20- OC Inlet Parking Lot in Ocean City, Maryland

For tickets and further information go to www.facebook.com/grangersmith

  • Photo Credit:  Kim Casper at Garden State Band Connection

 

 

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