Sunday, November 5, 2017

Little Texas, Rapid City, SD

I've been friends with the guys in Little Texas for a number of years now. Every time I can catch a show I have a great conversation with them. This show was at Main Street Square in Rapid City, South Dakota during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on August 10, 2017.

The square was overflowing with people loving the band's rocking country sound. It's always fun to hear all kinds of rock hits blended with Little Texas' big hits from the 90s. I recall ZZ Top, Van Halen, the Eagles, and Grand Funk Railroad during this show.

Check out more with Little Texas at their website. More of my photos of the band can be found here at Chad's Concert Pix.

Hairball, Fort Pierre, SD

The Silver Spur bar in Fort Pierre, South Dakota puts on several concerts each summer on the banks of the confluence of the Bad and Missouri Rivers. Hairball performed their arena rock tribute show on June 10, 2017 for a large crowd and several members of the Central South Dakota Photography Club.

Talented Cole Allen opened the show and you can see photos of his performance here. Many more pictures of Hairball can be found here at Chad's Concert Pix.

Jade Monkey, Yankton, SD

Jade Monkey is based out of Mitchell, South Dakota and performed at Yankton's Rock 'n' Rumble Motorcycle Rally on July 22, 2017. The stage with a huge American flag above it looked great in the historic downtown district.

More information about Jade Monkey can be found at their website.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Red Willow Band, Renner, SD

Strawbale Winery in Renner, South Dakota hosted the Red Willow Band for their Folk Off and Rib Challenge on July 29, 2017. Longtime South Dakota favorites and South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Red Willow perform a handful of shows each year and for this one an enthusiastic crowd spread out across the lawn and enjoyed great food and wine along with the music.

More info about Red Willow can be found at their website.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Huron, SD

Legendary southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd played the South Dakota State Fair in Huron on September 2, 2017. It was my first taste and I was very impressed.

Had a nice chat backstage with guitarist Rickey Medlocke about our mutual love of Korina Explorer guitars and he told me the story of buying his used from a blind musician who had hundreds of instruments. Thanks to Mike Wolforth for the picture of me with Rickey.

After all the goofy clich├ęs of rock fans yelling out "Freebird!" and at any concert it was amazing to actually hear the song live. I was only a casual Skynyrd fan before, but wow are these guys good in concert.