Well it doesn’t take much for Mr. Ballard to get a crowd going. Frankie Ballard hit Orlando on his current headlining run on the Light ‘Em Up Tour and those in attendance got nothing but a great show. The show was off to a great start with opener A Thousand Horses revving the crowd up with just the right energy with their Country Rock n Roll vibe. With song after song bringing the good times, you’d have been odd man out to not be rocking along with them. As the band shared with us, they have a song due out in January to hit the radio waves- these guys are definitely on the Ones to Watch list! Check them out at www.athousandhorses.com
As soon as Frankie hit the stage the crowd was ready. The “Sunshine and Whiskey
” singer not only brought all the hits from his current album, he even brought us back with a little Bob Seger
and Old Time Rock N’ Roll. It was Frankie’s high energy performance along with walk through the crowd, chill out at the back bar, handing out shots, upstairs to the balcony and standing on the ledge that had the crowd wailing in excitement while singing along to this classic. Frankie even reminded the guard that if he held his leg it wouldn’t be very rock n’ roll.
I had my mother in tow with me that night- who before the concert got to meet Frankie and not only was impressed by his James Dean like looks, but also the fact that when she asked who some of his inspirations were he mentioned Elvis Presley– that was definitely a highlight for her. Before the concert I also got to take a few minutes to chat with Frankie on how his Thanksgiving was, “Sunshine and Whiskey” going #1 and even asked him about one of his family holiday traditions.
I walked out of the House of Blues even more of a fan of Frankie’s than I had walked in. Besides getting to talk to Frankie I would have to say the highlight of my night was definitely him ending the night with his crowd favorite party song- “Drinky Drink
“. The man has got talent and I look forward to seeing the rise of success in his career. I definitely recommend you check to see if Frankie is coming to a city near you- it’s a concert you don’t want to miss!