Live at the Cannery Ballroom with the Shinedown guys going acoustic.
PHOTOS & TEXT BY MARK JACKSON
Brent Smith and Zach Myers from Shinedown are out touring with an acoustic show covering several of Shinedown songs, but this is tour is so much more than that. This tour is a mashup of storytelling and cover songs in an intimate setting in smaller venues. The bad news for you is that if you don’t already have a ticket to this great night of music you have missed your chance as all remaining dates have already sold out.
Both Smith and Myers are from Tennessee which I think made this night even more special for the guys to play in the Music City. The guys had the night before off in Nashville, so Zach, who is a huge Garth Brooks fan and friend, surprised Brent by taking him to meet Garth, who was playing at Bridestone Arena.
The setlist changes nightly so you never know what you will hear, but that doesn’t matter because they are all awesome. The first song of the night was “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden. They also of course played “State of my Head,” “Simple Man,” “Cut The Cord” and “Second Chance” by Shinedown,. The guys played everything from Adele to Tom Petty to Prince. Zach even told one of his secrets of how he, as a boy, wanted to be the guy in a boy band who didn’t sing, but who did the sexy breakdown talking in a song to the ladies. He even gave a little sample of how he would do it. I think the ladies in the crowd approved.
The opening act who is from Myers’ hometown of Memphis was Zack Mack (Myers is also a member). Zack Mack returned to play with the boys a few songs at the end of the night. This was a night that people in attendance will be talking about for awhile.