If you’ve never seen the LoCash Cowboys in action you are depriving yourself of a good time. Friday night’s show at The Round Up in Tampa, FL was no exception; in fact it was one of the liveliest shows this reviewer has seen in a long time.
Having formed ten years ago at the famous Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, LoCash knows what it takes to put on an amazingly simple yet lively show. From the first note of their opening number “C.O.U.N.T.R.Y.” to the last note of their closing song “Bounce” the dynamic duo, consisting of Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, were full of non-stop energy, engaging the crowd and teetering, at times, on the edge of the stage. Performing original pieces from their self-titled debut, LoCash were proud to include “You Gonna Fly” and “Truck Yeah”, songs they wrote that Keith Urban and Tim McGraw, respectively, brought to the top of the country charts, in their setlist.
The harmonic pair was in high spirits and even a slight technical difficulty could not throw them. Only a momentary hold-up with the piano, the band ventured far off the set-list and a portion of the show turned into a phenomenal jam session. Covering everything from Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, Alan Jackson’s “Chattahoochee”, to Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You”, Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road” and a brief impromptu of Lil John’s “Shots”, they performed whatever came to mind and knew the chords too. The audience loved it and the energy feeding on both sides of the stage was infectious. It really brought it back to basics; just performers entertaining, feeding off the audiences energy. It was a highlight of the night, everyone dancing and singing at the top of their lungs. It was so good that the venue had to inform LoCash of a time limit; very easily would this show have continued far into the late morning hours if allowed.
Another note-worthy reason to attend a LoCash Cowboys show is that they are fully interactive with their fans. They pulled a male attendee, whom they dubbed “Bubba”, to dance for the ladies during “Hey Hey Hey”. (Side note: Kudos on the choice for “Bubba”. The guy had one beer in hand and one in his pocket. Can’t get more country than that.) Preston briefly danced with a female fan while performing their new single “Little Miss Crazy Hot” and even took this reviewers phone and took close-up shots of all the band members. Seeing first hand their love and appreciation for fans, combined with their catchy tunes and stage presence, it’s no surprise that the LoCash Cowboys have a loyal and growing fan base. When asked what brought her and her friends out for the night, Kelly Hastings said “They’re awesome! I’m in love with them! Preston is hot and they have a everyday man’s rock ‘n roll kind of country. And some of their songs are so sentimental,” referring to “Best Seat in the House”, a song wrote in memory of Chris’s father. The audience appreciation does not stop once they boys leave the stage; immediately after the show you will find Chris and Preston at the merchandise booth, taking pictures with and signing autographs for everyone and never turning anyone away. Genuinely down-to-earth guys, they even included fan photos in their lyric video for LMCH, as seen below.
If you find yourself itching for a high energy, interactive show, do not miss LoCash Cowboys when they come to a town near you. Simply put, these boys are magnetically fun and will give you a show you won’t forget. You can see them perform at the Chevy Riverfront Concert series on Saturday during CMA Fest, find all upcoming events at locashcowboysmusic.com, and make sure to grab their self-titled debut album on iTunes.