So big thanks to Brent and the packed crowd for letting the show go on.
Brent Cobb is a country singer songwriter from Georgia and to avoid any confusion and a doff to Alejandro Escovedo it’s not Americana but firmly country. He’s written for, been covered by or opened for a lot of country’s big stars but he’s now an established artist in his own right.
We’re back at the newly refurbished Borderline and whilst I will never reconcile the painting over of the great musical history of the venue they have on the whole done a good job and Brent and accompanying guitarist enter from the new secret door stage right.
We are then treated to the finest country music for the next seventy minutes. Cobb, full of stories in between songs, genuinely pleased to be there sings from the heart about the South. Tonight’s set is drawn from his latest album along with choice covers from Dwight Yoakam and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
There’s no bass or drums tonight but it’s a perfect blend of electric and acoustic guitar and delightful harmonies throughout. Cobb promises to bring the full band across next time.
On a night of highlights the title track from the album ‘Shine on Rainy Day’ is the obvious stand out with the crowd singing along too. It’s a co-write with the talented Andrew Combs who I saw perform the same song two weeks ago, although he does claim that Cobb’s title for the song is wrong.
So another great country gig, two in two weeks and with Cale Tyson next week, there’s never been a better time for intelligent male country music.
Keep on country rockin y’all