This past Tuesday night Brent Cobb brought his Ain’t A Road Too Long Tour into the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern. I have seen many a show at the Horseshoe but it’s something about these more gritty story telling type shows that bring the feel of the venue to the forefront. And on Tuesday night as a near capacity crowd jammed in to see a couple fantastic artists from south of the border the night kicked off when Savannah Conley took to the stage.
I hadn’t done any research on the Nashville born Miss Conley, but I can tell you she was a very pleasant surprise. Her voice just filled the venue with a bit of a haunting melodic sound. Her voice is unique and draws you in. Standing and watching the crowd it was almost as she was casting a spell as everyone was waiting for each lyric. The big white Gretch that Savannah played throughout her set just paired perfectly with her voice. If you get a chance head over to her Spotify and give her a listen.
With just enough time to hit the bathroom and grab another cold beverage before Georgia native Brent Cobb brought is traditional country sound to the stage. This wasn’t Brent’s first time playing the Horseshoe he was in town awhile back with Nikki Lane where he opened the show. Well this time around he was here for the Cobb faithful. And they came to hear the Ellaville, GA native strum a few chords and sing them some fantastic stories. I had hoped to see Mr. Cobb the last time he was in Toronto on Chris Stapleton’s All American Road Show at Budweiser Stage but with so many things happening it was one I had to miss. So fast forward 10 months and here I am witnessing one hell of a show. Kicking off the set with a South of Atlanta which just tells a great tale of Cobb’s hometown and the simple life.
Cobb rolled through his set playing songs from his last album Shine On Rainy Day and also treated us to some new stuff from his forthcoming album Providence Canyon due out May 11th. The highlight of the show for me was Diggin’ Holes along with King of Alabama. Both were just amazing to hear live. Cobb’s just got one of those voices that sells everything that he sings so well. We caught up with Brent before he took the stage for watch for our Mason Jar Session and Hang with Mr. Cobb in the coming weeks.
Huge thanks to the Horseshoe for having us and for Warner Music Canada for the invite.
Corey Kelly / @CoreyKelly76