Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio- The night was cool and the evening filled with music as the touring Outlaw Country Music Festival made its way to Blossom Music Center this past week. The festival contained some surprises and the line up can vary from city to city so it is best to check your local listings so you can be aware of what to expect.
The first act we were able to catch was Lukas Nelson & The Promise of The Real .Lukas is in fact one of Willie Nelson’s sons and to be honest he looked and sounded like a much younger version of his dad . As the saying goes the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree and this writer is glad that he is carrying on the family business.
Next up were Blackberry Smoke , a crowd favorite.They reminded me of, if Lynyrd Skynard had child with Alabama Shakes ,Blackberry Smoke would be the result . I look forward to seeing these guys again they put on a hell of a show .
One of my favorite all time performers were up next the beautifully talented Sheryl Crow. She wowed the crowd by immediately playing her hits, changing instruments and wearing a Cleveland Indians shirt , We thank you for your support . Impressed is not the word but is is the closest we can come up with.
The Avett Brothers were up next and they actually are pretty difficult to describe .Country and blue grass meets worship music mixed with extra helpings of talent make a recipe for uniqueness and originality .I was glad I was able to see them perform .
Willie Nelson and Family were the final act of the night with Willie playing his hits and some of his favorites with his band and family members .This was a show not to be missed and with the crowd reaction I was not alone .
To learn more about the Outlaw Country Festival check out the official website at https://blackbirdpresents.com/outlaw-music-festival/