You know that 'feeling' I'm talking about!
The euphoria you experience when listening to Taylor Hicks' music.
Then there's the high intensity excitement that enfolds you when seeing Taylor Hicks in concert.
Anticipation, wonderment, tears and smiles.
You feel so good you are down right giddy.
video: Taylor Hicks @ Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Well I searched for most of this past summer for something to give me a taste of that special 'feeling'. I knew a trip to see Taylor in 'Grease' on Broadway wasn't in the cards, so I wasn't going to get a Taylor fix any time soon.
To the rescue came my friend Froggie with news that Ray LaMontagne and Marc Broussard were both performing concerts in our area. My soul was about to receive some much needed soothing and I eagerly agreed to her purchasing tickets for both performances.
It seems our souls were not the only ones in need of soothing. Both concerts were highly attended, in fact they were packed with varying ages, but the predominant age was college students. And believe me they were as into and appreciative of the music as we both were.
Can you imagine our excitement upon hearing Ray sing "Trouble" and Marc singing "You Send Me" and "Let's Get It On". It was as if the spirit of Taylor Hicks was right there with us!
Both Marc and Ray gave fabulous performances, but for me there is only one person whose performances fullfill that special 'feeling'. Taylor is the man ...
hook, line and sinker.
video: Taylor Hicks @ House of Blues, Cleveland
We caught Ray's concert at the Royal Oak Theater, but this video from his Chicago concert is a better capture of his new song.
video: "Winter Birds" by Ray LaMontagne @ The Chicago Theater
And here is a small sampling from Marc's almost 2 1/2 hour concert.
video: Marc Broussard @ The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, MI
Thanks Froggie for looking out for me! Without you as my travel buddy I would have missed so many wonderful concerts.
Next adventure booked is East Lansing in December to see Taylor in 'Grease'.
What a fab birthday present for me!