Dallas Moore Band Live Review
Dallas Moore Band Live Review:
As soon as I heard it was confirmed, I knew I would be there and would write a review. April 2012, The Dallas Moore Band, in Bowling Green, Ky at the Spillway. It was a Thursday, Work was a conflict of schedule but I would Manage. Not to mention my poor girlfriend who had to deal with my drunk a** and drive me home (which ended up being 2am). I interviewed Dallas and hung out with the band. They all proved to be a group of home brewed, down to earth, good ole boys.
It was finally time for the band to take the stage. They opened with a Waylon cover, Waymore’s Blues. Followed by several original songs, which the audience danced,drinked, hooted and hollered their approval all the way through. The audience especially enjoyed the very personal song, As Good As It Gets. “If I had known I was gonna live this long, I would’ve taken better care of myself.” Several folks hollered “Amen brother” and clapped acknowledging how they could relate.
I checked my watch. At 9:50 pm central time, there was over 50 people at the Spillway Bar and Grill in Bowling Green, Ky. Later I spoke to owner Robert Baxter who said, “The Dallas Moore Band drawled the biggest audience we’ve ever had on a Thursday night at the Spillway.” I sat there trying to be professional and not get drunk. However, That failed. The band took a break and matched me shot for shot, chased only by ice cold Pabst Blue Ribbon. After the break, The Dallas Moore Band continued the onslaught of their own Outlaw Country originals and the classics from Waylon, Coe and Shaver. From great vocals of Dallas, to making it look easy lead guitar man Lucky Chucky, Thunderbird bass thumper and comedian Rev. Bob, to rocking and stick twirling drummer Rocky Parnell, The Dallas Moore Band brought something to Bowling Green that was long overdue.
I went to this show with intentions of interviewing Dallas and taking notes to write a review of the show. What happened is I also became a fan. The guys was in between songs, I took a shot of Wild Turkey 101 and Dallas calls for me to bring my guitar and join the band onstage. I sat in on the song “Crazy Again” and that is now a highlight in my life. Before I know it, the song is over. Feeling great (and a little intoxicated,okay a lot intoxicated), I then make my way offstage and back to my table.
The guys played a few songs off the upcoming album Blessed be the Bad Ones, I knew then, this album would be nothing short of greatness. Earlier that night In my interview with Dallas, I learned the new album will most likely be available about the same time of Dallas Moore’s birthday, in August of this year.
The Bowling Green, Ky crowd, was Impressed and loving every minute of the show when Dallas recognized that drummer Rocky Parnell and the rest of the band could use a bathroom/smoke break. Dallas, however stayed onstage. With just his acoustic guitar and vocals, Dallas Moore captivated everyone in the Spillway Bar and Grill that night, including me. I had known him for being the front man of a great band but I was blown away by his guitar, finger bleeding, masterful, guitar skills. Dallas Moore played classical guitar to Dixie to his original music without missing a lick. Myself and the audience was glued to him like everyone with a television set was when Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon. For over 45 minutes Dallas Moore held the stage and the audience with only his vocals and guitar. No smoke, no fireworks, no big screen behind. Just he and his autographed covered six string named “Ole Mossy.” Next thing I know the show was over and the announcement was made, “You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here.” Dallas and band looking as if they was good to go another 2 hours, unplugged and turned off the amps. The Dallas Moore Band walked off the stage as cool as the other side of the pillow, looking for only another cold PBR and shot of bourbon.
As I sit here now, going over all the pictures and video, (trying to find the bottom of this half gallon of Evan Williams) I am still amazed at the performance displayed by Moore and the Snatch Wranglers. All I have to say is, if you get a chance to see them, don’t wimp out! Don’t worry about how late you’ll be out. Don’t say “But I have to work tomorrow!” Go! You will, without a doubt, be disappointed the next day when your friend tells you how awesome and epic the Dallas Moore Band was.
The Dallas Moore Band is a force to be reckoned with and only get better and better. These PBR and whiskey drinkin’, hellraisin’, Harley Ridin’, gravel slingin, Redneck Rock n Rollers, are soon to be in a town near you. If you have the chance to see them, make sure you do because you will regret it if you don’t.