When the night falls in Nashville on a Saturday night, that’s when we start to party!
The Texas Troubadour Theater, located near the Opryland Hotel, hosts the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree every Saturday night, which also broadcasts on WSM 650 am radio, and features a new special guest and host each week.
This week’s show was the first for the new season. The guest was Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, And after seeing her perform live, I can tell you… there’s a good reason she is called “The Queen of Bluegrass!”
The show started off with a bang, with Vincent performing “Run Mississippi River.” She then introduced her daughter, Sally Berry, on guitar and she performed a song as well. Vincent then introduced one of her guitar players, Josh Williams, and let Williams perform a couple songs off of his new CD, “Modern Day Man,” including, “Prodigal Son,” and another song that also has been recorded by Keith Whitley and Johnny Cash, “Girl From The Canyon.”
In between every few songs, WSM plays a song on the radio from a featured album of the guest artist. The first song was “Mommy for a Day” from Vincent’s album “Remembering The Queen Of Country, Kitty Wells.”
Vincent then started talking about another member of her band, Aaron McDaris, who has a new album out as well, titled, “All About That Banjo.” It’s a very catchy title! They then performed a song that was originally recorded by Connie Smith called “If It Ain’t Love“, which McDaris features on his new album.
Vincent then introduced a new act on stage. He’s an up-and-coming singer originally from Illinois, Adam Warner. The former marine, now currently living in Nashville, performed a song called, “Rowdy as Randal,” a song dedicated to Hank Williams Jr.
After a few more songs and introducing several other members of her band, Vincent then played her new single, which she had just debuted at the Grand Ole Opry a couple hours eariler, “Mama Tried,” by Merle Haggard. Her cover of the song was a beautiful tribute to the legendary singer.
To close out the show, Vincent brought two guests up on stage to sing with her, including Ivy Phillips, a 14-year-old, multi-award-winning fiddle player, who joined the band as they did a medley of Gospel songs including, “I Saw The Light,” ‘I’ll Fly Away,” “May The Circle Be Unbroken,” and “Swing Low Sweet Chariot.”
Rhonda Vincent and The Rage put on a great show. If you haven’t seen them, definitely go see them at a town near you soon! Thank you Rhonda Vincent and the Rage for a great time!
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