Kip Moore is a huge fan of playing here in Canada. I’ve heard him make a comment a time or two about us crazy Canucks. Well the feeling is mutual, Canadian’s love Kip and he has quite the following here. It is a tale tell sign for sure when he is playing to sold out crowds on his Plead The Fifth Tour. On this trip he’s brought along Drake White and The Big Fire and Fairground Saints. We caught them at their stop at the Danforth this past weekend and it was definitely a Wild One.
The Fairground Saints opened up the night, they are from California referencing their home state in a few of their songs. The group has absolutely beautiful harmonies, I was very moved and impressed with their set. Which included an equally impressive tribute to the Eagles with One Of These Nights. They mentioned this was their first time in Canada and they can see exactly why Kip loves playing up here. Now that they’ve gotten a taste maybe we will be seeing more of them.
We now have had the opportunity to see Drake White a few times and we absolutely love seeing them live. These guys are true performers and his voice is always perfection. They have a New EP coming out April 4th and after hearing their new song (which I believe is titled Right With The World) I’m looking forward to hearing new music from them. They closed out their set with Living The Dream and I would definitely say these guys are doing exactly that with the success they’ve had.
Kip Moore has one of my favourite voices in Country music. He always puts on an amazing show and the crowd just feeds of his set and I would say vice versa. Playing his hit Wild One, it seriously really was one of those nights. He played many hits from previous albums, but he played many new songs from his latest album and tour title. The crowd was loving every bit of the old as well as the new music singing right along. Drake White returned to the stage to play with him, they covered U2’s Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For. The crowd was just soaking up the moment and their voices were amazing together as their sound is quite similar.
Kip had a very intimate moment with the crowd, he shared that he was loving what he was seeing, “All that matters is a crowd hugging and singing and being together, this is what matters to me” …the crowd to say the least just erupted.
I always love when Kip strips it down and takes the stage solo for a few acoustic songs. It never fails I always get goosebumps, there is always such a connection with the crowd and well THAT VOICE! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then you definitely haven’t seen him live and well that is a must!