What would you do if you were expected to play for a crowd and your wife/other half of your duo was sick and couldn’t perform? Would you cancel? Or would you grab a bottle or Jack Daniels, ask the headliner to play with you, and have boy’s night on stage?! Well, option #2 is exactly what Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square did last night when wife Shawna was sick.
The largest crowd ever to attend a Gator Country 101.9 Free Summer Concert Series show had a once in a lifetime experience when Jerrod Niemann took the stage with Keifer for the evening following openers Maddie & Tae, as well as local Southwest FL singer and season 1 of The Voice contestant Casey Weston. Niemann and Keifer played a wide variety of hits together including “Lover Lover“, “Are you Gonna Kiss Me Or Not“, “What Do You Want From Me“, and “I Can Drink To That All Night“.
On stage Keifer stated
“Y’all don’t understand how hard this is to do this without Shawna because I had to learn all of the girl parts, today!”
The two men had the crowd laughing as they sang “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About“, with Keifer giving a feeble attempt to reach the high key Shawna would normally sing at. The jokes continued as Jerrod asked Keifer to play the part of the Donkey in his song. The one night only new duo returned for an encore performing Hank Williams Jr’s “Family Tradition!” It was safe to say that the crowd and the boys were having a blast last night!
We hope Shawna is feeling better, she was greatly missed, but the guys had it under control