Band: Austin Burke, Ryan Dyer, Jordan Capers
Date: Friday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m.
Venue: Midnight Rodeo, 7790 Tanner Williams Road, www.midnightrodeomob.com
Tickets: $7, available through Ticketfly
West Mobile’s electric honky-tonk Midnight Rodeo continues to be the Azalea City’s venue for modern country music. This show will begin with support from two local hopefuls.
Singer-songwriter Jordan Capers will provide the opening set. With vocals in the key of country star Kellie Pickler, this aspiring country chanteuse will please old fans and win new ones with her sugary delivery.
Next, Mobile country favorite Ryan Dyer will bring his modern country style to the stage. Dyer kindles his local popularity with a fresh catalog of original songs. While many up-and-coming country artists tend to blur the line between pop and country, Dyer fills his songs with plenty of traditional twang and suave vocals. The crowd can expect to hear tracks from his 2017 self-titled EP.
Headliner Austin Burke will bring mainstream country from the badlands of Arizona to WeMo. Burke’s repertoire is a skillful mix of pop and country influences, which can be sampled through his new self-titled EP. This collection includes rowdy, foot-stomping country anthems such as “Get the Job Done” as well as lighthearted pop romps such as “Whole Lot in Love.” Overall, Burke’s music maintains the same spirit that inspired such ‘90s country superstars as Garth Brooks.