Band: Dwight Yoakam with special guest Drew Parker
Date: Thursday, May 24, 8 p.m.
Venue: Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf, 4671 Wharf Parkway W. (Orange Beach), www.alwharf.com
Tickets: $47.50-$63, available through Ticketmaster
The modern alt. country movement has brought to the forefront a number of artists inspired by classic country sounds. This current musical trend could be considered a new reaction to mainstream pop country, but country legend Dwight Yoakam did it in the ‘80s.
At a time when country was seeping into the mainstream, Yoakam exploded onto the country scene with his debut release, “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.,” an undeniable return to country’s roots with a slight rock overtone. Since then, Yoakam has maintained his limitless sonic philosophy while keep his sound deep in the smoky confines of the honky-tonk world. His live show is a must for longtime fans.
Up-and-coming country singer-songwriter Drew Parker will open for Yoakam, giving the crowd a taste of country from Covington, Georgia. Parker skirts the edge of mainstream country while giving his tracks enough twang and honesty to keep his sound fresh.
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