Eddie Money Concert Review with Stacie Collins Band – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 5/13/2011 (Podcast 207)
Eddie Money returned to Nashville, TN on Friday May 13th 2011 for another performance at the World Famous Wildhorse Saloon. The guys from Concert Blast were more than excited about this show not only because of Eddie Money, but his opening act is one of our favorite live bands, The Stacie Collins Band. Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, Tom Thompson, and James Downing were all on hand for an audio podcast of this fun night with several live clips.
The night started with Mike Arnold having the honor, privilege, and opportunity to introduce the Stacie Collins Band. Mike used his creative wit for an introduction to wake up the crowd and make Stacie and the guys put on a show that the crowd would not forget… and they did! Stacie and her band, led by bassist Al Collins (Stacie’s husband) , went through most all of their fans favorites in their setlist; “Hey Mister“, “Baby Sister“, ”I Won’t Do Ya Like That“, “The Lucky Spot“, “It Hurts To Breathe“, and our favorite “Tied To You“. But the crowd came alive during their last song of the night as Stacie showed her high energy vocal ability and her rockin’ harmonica playing during AC/DC’s “Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock and Roll)“. We all agreed that this band’s future will go far. After all, they tour Europe several times a year.
Although the crowd enjoyed Stacie Collins, they were all there for one main reason, Eddie Money! Eddie took the stage playing the harmonica as they went into the opening number of the night, “No Control”. Eddie didn’t hesitate going to his list of top 40 hits and favorites as he played the sax and spun his tramborine as the band continued the night with “Baby Hold On” and straight into “Wanna Be A Rock and Roll Star“. This show was mostly a greatest hits set and one entire night of sing alongs as they went through “Walk On Water“, “Trinidad“, ”Gimme Some Water“, “Think I’m In Love“, “Take Me Home Tonight“, “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me“, “Get A Move On“, and many others. The set closed with the best crowd reaction as the band started “Two Tickets To Paradise“. The encore began with Eddie leading the crowd into the “Happy Birthday” song for his wife Laurie. He talked her into coming on stage to take a bow. Eddie then introduced his son on the drums as he started the first encore song, “Shakin‘”. Eddie announced they usually close the show, but tonight they were going to do one more, which was an appropriate song of the night, “Friends“.
We have always been fans of Eddie Money since his first album and still are. The reason? Eddie still tries to please the crowd in every song. As Eddie said, “I don’t do this for the money, I do this for you!” We will definitely see him again and we all advise everyone out there to do the same!
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