Apr 30, 2013

Micky & The Motorcars Concert Review

On Saturday, April 27, I went to see Micky & The Motorcars at the Aggie Theatre in Ft. Collins, Colorado.  If you have not had a chance to see this fantastic band live, you are missing out.  From the opening notes of "Stay With Me" to the encore of "Careless" and "Bloodshot," it was nonstop in-your-face Americana Roots Rock.

Being in the front row afforded me to get a look at the impeccable musicianship these guys have.  They are a tight-knit group who have a genuine love for their craft.  You see it in the guitar playing, drumming, and Micky & Gary's hard-driving vocals.  Then there is the exceptional songwriting.  This is what is close to my heart and the it's the soul of every song.

The Motorcars' high-energy set was even rocking when it was time to slow down the pace of the songs.  There is something to be said about a job that you love doing and that passion could be seen in their playing.  The set list ranged from fan favorites "Rock Springs To Cheyenne" and "Carolina Morning" to Reckless Kelly's "Noboby's Girl" (rocked out to the fullest) and one of my favorites "Naive."  Their set also included a few covers, my favorite being "Tougher Than The Rest" by Bruce Springsteen.  However, it's the Chris LeDoux version I know and love.  It was great to see an ode to Chris and Wyoming, since I live in Casper and he is still idolized here.  To top off a wonderful evening of one of the best live shows I've seen, I got to meet the band after the show.

Do yourself a favor and go see a Micky & The Motorcars show and prepare to be blown away.  I have every album they have put out and every song etched in my memory, but it didn't prepare me for the amazing talent this band has.

Go and support live music!

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