The end of our Wednesday night live summer series was a huge success, at least in terms of the quality of the show.
WNL was at Toupsie’s and kicking off the first set was Brad Cunningham and his guitarist and co-songwriter TJ Klein. Brad is a really good singer/songwriter with a tenor voice—quite unusual for a country singer. A few of his ballads wooed the audience and he soon broke up that melancholy with a bit of satirical verse. It was another of those Willie for President songs, but this one was up to date. It’s characters and name mentions included Hillary, Trump, George W. and Jeb, and even ol’ Ted Cruz got in there. (no hint of who Brad was voting for - smart guy).
The second set included a newer female singer, Libby Koch, who’s a bit reminiscent of Janis Joplin, but then there are those country songs… Libby also played the harmonica, wailed out classic country sounds, and was accompanied in all this by a Cajon player named Joe and a great guitarist named Lazarus. Libby, Joe and Lazarus put on a heck of a show, but when that wound down, Brad Cunningham and TJ joined the Koch trio on stage for an unbelievable finale’ of“Will the Circle be Unbroken”. Brad and Libby did their separate verses, both guitarists played wonderful licks, and the entire audience, on its feet, did the choruses.
Wednesday Night Live will begin its fall series on September 14th at the back parking lot of the Witcher Building. Y’all come!