Brothers Osborne walked onto The Stone Pony stage with one goal and one goal only, to provide us with a night of music. Not a show with overdone production, or a set list of more stories than songs, just, their, music. They delivered, with one song after the next, playing the majority of their recent record “Pawn Shop”, along with a number of well chosen covers, even pulling a piece off their debut EP.
Kicking things off with the record’s title track, they followed quickly with “American Crazy”, and “Greener Pastures”, when the party got started with the first verse via megaphone.
The nostalgic sounding introduction to “21 Summer” instantly brought us back to those now distant days with each drawn out note, and much like a summer memory, we savored every second.
The duo then hit us with a string of covers such as, “Goodbye Earl”, and “Whiskey River”, then they reminisced with “Love The Lonely Out Of You”, to which they switched gears showing us a more vulnerable side, and allowing us to just simply feel.
A background story about their blue grass roots lead us into a special stripped down performance of “Atlantic City”, which was well received by the Jersey crowd at the home of The Boss himself.
“Stay A Little Longer” closed the show to which the jam-packed crowd sang along with every word. Luckily, they did stay, and gave us an extended rendition of “It Ain’t My Fault”, with an instrumental that would have had no objections if it lasted all night.
Brothers Osborne reemerged for a two song encore, and closed the show with the Hank Williams hit, “Hey Good Lookin’”, which ended their set in good spirits and high energy. The confidence in their lyrics, their message, and their music is evident and they had us captivated with their performance from start to finish. They duo was right at home at The Stone Pony, and deserve to be added to the long list of other well respected artists who have also graced that stage.
New country act Lanco opened the show with a variety of tunes including the rock hit “Your Mama Don’t Dance”, and their infectious single, “Long Live Tonight”. Between Brothers Osborne, Lanco, and the immense talent surrounding them on the stage, The Stone Pony was alive with music on Thursday night.