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Taylor Hicks on Tour: The Sounds of Sequim

This post, including all audio and video supplements, is graciously contributed by Bonnie.

It took two flights followed by a two hour drive to get there, but the music made it all worthwhile. Hard driving and high energy, the show at Sequim, Washington was my favorite of the late summer Taylor Hicks national tour.

The line began to form at the door two hours before the scheduled start time. The audience was mixed; men, women, older, younger, devoted fans, new recruits, they were all there. One woman who had admired Hicks on a certain television show, but had never seen him in concert, was very excited, and near tears at the prospect of finally seeing him live.

It’s hard to meet expectations when anticipation is so high, but the show at 7 Cedars Casino hit the mark. For me, it was the most energetic and interactive of the summer’s shows. Taylor’s six piece backing band included longtime college friend and musician Wynn Christian. The onstage interaction between Hicks and Christian alone was worth the price of admission.

Taylor Hicks band show opener “Love the One You’re With

Wynn provided stellar support on lead guitar with featured solos on songs including “Hold on to your Love”. Wynn also contributed vocal support. When “Seven Mile Breakdown” was introduced, Wynn was credited as the songwriter and invited to take the lead vocal on the song. However, the show’s star couldn’t help but sing along. Catching himself, Hicks was then observed lip synching during Wynn’s performance. Go ahead, Taylor, belt it out!

Taylor Hicks band with Hold onto Your Love

Taylor’s vocals were strong and enthusiastic at this show, nicely showcased on the original song “What’s Right Is Right” and during a heartfelt performance of “Maybe You Should”. The show was fun, and the interaction with the audience was priceless. During the encore performance of the La Roux hit “Bulletproof”, the audience spontaneously headed to the front to sing and dance the night away. Hicks was forced to move cautiously as a few unmentionables were tossed onto the stage, complete with lace trim.

Following the show, the line to meet Mr. Hicks included a majority of the audience. The show ended at about 9:30 p.m.; autographs were still being signed as I left the venue at 10:45 p.m. They loved this man and his band, and so did I.

The following is an audio recording of the September 25 show in Sequim. While it cannot fully capture the quality and intensity of the performance, it provides a taste of what the audience enjoyed. I hope you’ll enjoy it, too.

18 Comments Post a comment
  1. NolaMar #

    Great review! Thanks for the audio and videos from the show. Very cool that Wynn played with Taylor’s band. I want to see his band one of these days too.

    September 28, 2010
  2. jerseyirish #

    Great review, thanks for sharing, the videos were great, seeing Taylor and Wynn together is always a treat!!!


    September 28, 2010
  3. medolark #

    Hi – I think perhaps from the angle of the vids that you might have been sitting to my right. Did you film the entire show? The gal next to me seemed to being taking a lot of vids. If so, are you going to put them all up? I took a few partials but my arms got tired holding the camera plus my legs wanted to dance. I’m glad you got complete vids. Thanks for sharing. It was by far the best Taylor concert I’ve attended. Ü

    September 28, 2010
  4. carole #

    Thanks so much for the audio and videos.
    This is the best audio ever. I could hear and understand every word Taylor spoke and sing.
    I hope there are more videos to come also. Just a wonderful way to spend the day. Listening and watching Taylor Hicks.

    September 28, 2010
  5. Great recap and videos! Thanks for taking the time to bring us along with you!

    September 28, 2010
  6. caroljean #

    Thanks so much for sharing your Taylor concert with us !Love the audio and videos.

    September 28, 2010
  7. Louise/4Tay #

    Fabulous Bonnie! Thanks so much for the audio and videos. They are excellent! Wish I had gone but your recap made it feel like I was there.

    September 28, 2010
  8. Funky/Chris #

    Thanks Bonnie for such great audio and videos!!!! Great sound!

    September 28, 2010
  9. jonibug #

    Fantastic….I’m so happy that you got the audio…well, vids too but I love having good video to listen to. Thank you!!!

    September 28, 2010
  10. Samz #

    Thanks for the audio and the videos Bonnie! You wrote a great recap! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    September 28, 2010
  11. There are so many talented people in this fandom. Nicely done!

    September 28, 2010
  12. tishtx #

    Awesome video and audio……absolutely love that audio!! Thanks so, so much!

    September 28, 2010
  13. Skeeter #

    Just FANTASTIC Bonnie~!!! The audio is clear as a bell, and well.. the “videos” speak for themselves! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    GREAT job and many, many thanks for sharing this with all of Taylors fans..especially those of us who couldn’t make this show.

    I cant stop watching and listening…and that is a GOOD thing..until tomorrow at work!~ LOL..but they are getting kinda’ used to me being in a “Taylor Fog” ..recently.. 🙂 and they just smile and shake their heads…..UNTIL I really screw something up!! Ha….

    September 28, 2010
  14. Pattie #

    Thanks for this – he just gets better and better, if thats even possible…these are just great!!

    September 29, 2010
  15. Angels941 #

    Fantastic videos and audio. Love the recap, too. I’m with you, skeeker. I can’t stop watching and listening!!!

    September 29, 2010
  16. KimLoree #

    AWESOME audio!!!! Thanks for sharing.

    September 29, 2010
  17. Gr8fulheart #

    Every report I have seen or heard has been positive. Taylor really gave a stellar performance. I was so happy to hear of the enthusiastic reception he & the boys received.
    My plans were to attend the concert, but circumstances did not allow my plans to happen. A precious friend of mine, who I intended to go with, attended the show & she came home so hyped. Well, she’d better have or I may have disowned her…LOL
    Taylor really out-did himself;if that’s even possible. Lo ved the joking around & chattiness. Thanx for the videos & pics.
    Another Washington concert in the future ~ PLEASE TAYLOR!♥

    September 29, 2010
  18. skate #

    Love the reviews! Thanks so much for the audio – it was great!

    October 3, 2010

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