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Band braves chilly wind with hot music
Last week I took the family to see Little Texas at the Yuma County Fairgrounds (thanks for the tickets, Dexter).
I didn't know who they were before I did the preview article on them for the event, but my girlfriend, Ashley, knew all about them. She's the country buff in the family.
The concert also featured some other bands, including Yuma's own Slick Nickel, who I didn't mention in the preview article. Sorry, guys, you're still awesome.
Anyway, it was an extremely windy night, and the American flag above the stage defied gravity and stood out sideways for most of the performance.
Along with the wind came a wall of sand, which I was none too happy about because I have been fighting an awful cold for two weeks and it didn't help.
However, the wind and dirt did show off Little Texas' dedication to their music. Despite the small crowd and somewhat chilly conditions (is this really the end of May? Somebody forgot to wake up the summer weather gods!), they still gave a great performance.
The lead singer even said they are "a band that responds well to wind-blown-out-of-control Arizona crowds."
They were guys who liked to have fun. They brought their Southern attitude and hillbilly electric guitars with them. One interesting thing, though, they didn't really dress like hillbillies but more like country emo kids, which was a little strange, but to each their own.
The little audience crowded around the stage for the set and the band didn't disappoint. There were plenty of hard-rocking guitar solos with a country twang. It was like watching hillbilly KISS.
They ended their set with "Kick a Little" and "God Blessed Texas."
I didn't know who they were before, but I know now they are a good-time, party-hard country band.
If they do come through Yuma again, you might want to go and see them. It sure would make Dexter happy to sell some tickets.
Speaking of Dexter, he is new to Yuma and is trying to spearhead mainstream entertainment for the locals in the summertime, but that will only work if people show up. We'll have to see if his experiment will work, and for the sake of my column, I hope so.
See you next week under the midnight sun...