Tritt shared tales and carried out some his largest hits
Travis Tritt ended a two week run solo acoustic dates with a bought out present on the Bakersfield Fox Theater on Veterans Day that had everybody laughing and singing all evening. Tritt walked on stage sporting a purple shirt and purple swimsuit coat with denims. He and his band — aka his acoustic guitar — spotlighted 23 songs from a stool that spanned practically two and a half hours for distinctive variations you received’t hear with is band.
Tritt kicked f the distinctive and intimate present with “It’s All About The Money” earlier than launching into an enormous string hits together with “Where Corn Don’t Grow,” “Modern Day Bonnie And Clyde,” “Country Club,” “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)” and extra.
Tritt addressed the group early on asking, “How many followers honest-to-God nation music do we have now right here tonight?” to an eruption cheers. “I’ve bought a complete bunch actually good music I’m gonna do for you tonight, from the underside my coronary heart.”
Not solely did Tritt carry out some actually good music, however he instructed some actually good prolonged tales, too. One the biggest cheers the evening got here when Tritt talked about his upcoming actuality present, Real Country, the place he’s a panelist alongside Shania Twain and Jake Owen who’re trying to find the following actual nation star. He spoke about practically passing on the present till he realized he might share his opinion in regards to the present local weather nation music, which he claims (and I wholeheartedly agree) is “not nation music” and the artists “all sound the identical.”
“Country tells you a narrative and makes you’re feeling one thing,” Tritt shares. “How many events can we have now in a bean farm, and what number of occasions can we deliver sugar shaker up in a tune?”
He launched into “Country Ain’t Country,” a tune he first recorded as a result of he appreciated, however is “rattling positive attempting to make a press release” right this moment. The crowd went nuts.
Tritt additionally shared how he traveled in 1985 with a briefcase containing 150 songs he had written earlier than even slicing his first album 4 years later. Several these songs appeared on every his first six albums, together with his first No. 1 hit, “Drift Off To Dream” and “Help Me Hold On.”
There shouldn’t be a greater artist you can spend Veterans Day with than Travis Tritt. That confirmed in the direction of the top his set as he honored all Veterans with “Anymore.” The video, during which Tritt portrays a wheelchair sure Vietnam Vet dwelling in a rehabilitation clinic, was filmed at a Veterans hospital in Murfreesboro, TN. Tritt and some others had been the one non-Veterans showing within the video. Tritt shared how nervous he was to painting the character Mac Singleton since he by no means served himself. However, he was embraced by the Veterans excited to have their aspect the story instructed.
The expertise had such an impression on his life that Tritt needed to do extra. Throughout the Nineties, he grew to become the celeb spokesperson and advocate and chairman for the Disabled American Veterans Association (DAV) for 4 years in a row and serving one other two years with the Veterans Foreign War (VFW).
Tritt additionally paid tribute to his musical heroes, together with Waylon Jennings, The Beatles (whom he’s by no means lined earlier than these acoustic exhibits), Elvis, Bobby Bare and Jerry Reed. Songs included “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?” “Five Hundred Miles Away From Home,” “Help” and extra.
He ended the principle set with “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” earlier than thanking the group and strolling f stage. His encore solely consisted the gospel commonplace “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” with Tritt claiming he hardly ever will get encores.
As my first time seeing Tritt dwell, I used to be actually hoping to see a rocking full band live performance, however Tritt introduced the occasion anyway! It was very cool to listen to these tales in the best way they had been introduced, one thing he almost certainly wouldn’t have executed had he had his full band with him. Tritt has been doing solo acoustic exhibits for just a few years now, even capturing a Nashville-area efficiency with A Man And His Guitar (Live From The Franklin Theatre) in 2016. If you possibly can catch one when he’s close to you, be certain to take action. You received’t be disenchanted!