Taylor Hicks: The National Tour Faces East
The Taylor Hicks national tour concludes next week with concerts in Connecticut, New York, and Vermont. In this photo essay, we take a moment to review and enjoy the faces that have made this tour a savory summer treat, as the tour now faces east.
With feeling, in Annapolis 8/3/10. Photo by Louise/4tay. Rams Head Tavern provided an intimate setting for an intense musical experience.
Larger than life: Jumbotron view at Mississippi Coast Coliseum on 8/17. Photo by NolaMar. Captured as television crews taped the CW special “The Gulf is Back”, this photo was taken during Hicks’ performance of “Seven Mile Breakdown”.
You gotta have friends. Photo by rugratnat14 in Laughlin, Nevada on 8/21 at Aquarius Casino Resort. After each show, fans have been invited to meet the artist. Autographs are signed, handshakes and laughter shared.
A thoughtful moment at Bay City, Michigan 8/7/10. Photo by JewelsSoul. Thousands attended the show at this outdoor venue; the post show “meet and greet” line stretched into the horizon.
On harmonica at Aquarius Casino Resort, Laughlin, NV. From video by diane with screen capture by MNSue. The summer tour has provided ample opportunity for lengthy solos by the artist on his instrument of first choice.
With harmonicas at Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ 7/31/10. Photo by charleesdad. These lovely and enthusiastic fans received special attention, and their first harmonicas, direct from the stage.
With intensity. Photo from Armed Forces Appreciation Day, Ft Walton Beach, FL by Louise/4tay. The active and retired US military was celebrated on this day; the song “Nineteen” was delivered with feeling and received with enthusiasm.
Fox and Friends appearance, New York City, 7/25/10. Photo by JewelsSoul. The television audience was treated to a rousing rendition of “Love the One You’re With” prior to the tour’s kick-off concert at Highline Ballroom, NYC.
Saxophonist Jeff Lopez at Ft Walton Beach 8/28/10. Photo by macpolski. Taylor Hicks is backed by a tight six piece band including Lopez, who also toured with Hicks prior to his American Idol run.
With guitarist Sam Gunderson at Bay City, Michigan on 8/7/10. Photo by JewelsSoul. Look for Sam to solo on the Rolling Stones classic “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” on tour.
In concert and enjoying his work at Chuckchansi Gold Casino, Coarsegold, CA. Photo by Steve Collins for Chuckchansi Gold Casino.
A few concert dates remain, and limited tickets are available for this summer’s national tour. For more information on the 9/15 show at Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT, the 9/16 show at Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY, the 9/17 show at Boulton Center, Bay Shore, NY, or the 9/18 show at Paramount Theatre, Rutland, VT, access the concert tour page in the blog header.
Take this rare opportunity to see Taylor Hicks and band in an intimate concert setting; the music will lift your spirits and move your feet. Bring your smiling face to the crowd.