I am a *really* big Blaine Larsen fan so seeing him was a priority for me. For those of you who aren’t familiar with him, Blaine is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Buckley, Washington (down by Tacoma somewhere) He released his first cd “Off to Join the World” while he was still in high school. The two singles from it “The Best Man” and “How Do You Get That Lonely” get great airplay in Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest (not too sure about the rest of the country). His sophomore album “Rockin’ You Tonight” was released a week and a half ago. Both cd’s have awesome songs from a very talented young man. Blaine did well on stage but he was definitely out of his element. Even though he has two cd’s out already he has a long way to go before he can be comfortable on a stage that size in a venue that big.
I’d love to see him again in a smaller setting. I think he’d do a lot better. The fact that he was the first of five acts, and that a lot of people hadn’t arrived yet had something to do with it but I think he’s just too fresh.
He has been on tour with Gretchen Wilson (as part of the Redneck Revolution tour) but I don’t know if that has been a good fit for him. Anyways, good but not great.
Stay tuned, Dierks review is next :D