Tyler walks Zac Brown Band's way
Monday, August 10, 2015
– Zac Brown Band closed a historic three-night run at Fenway Park in Boston by inviting a special guest to the stage, Steven Tyler, the leader singer of Aerosmith and a budding country singer.
ZBB played three shows - the first band to do so - starting on Friday night, playing to 105,000 tickets during their sold-out 3-night run.
Tyler joined the band on stage Sunday, performing "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion."
The band's next stop on the Jekyll + Hyde stadium tour is Nationals Park in Washington D.C. this Friday.
With "Welcome Home," the Zac Brown Band continues to do what it does best, which is making quality roots music. In fact, one of the album's songs is even titled "Roots." Brown may not be the most religious guy, but his latest songs focus on many truly spiritual cornerstones of life: family and friends.
Both "Family Table" and "My Old Man" find Brown reflecting on his family life, with the latter also looking at 'the here and now' of being a father himself. ...
It's a difficult proposition for a band member to go solo after a longstanding highly successful career and try to forge a musical identity that not only isn't all that similar to what's come before, but is also able to stand on its own as musically viable. And despite some false starts in launching his solo career commercially on the country charts, Steven Tyler has managed to make a statement on both counts.
Tyler, of course, is the lead singer for the hard charging, sometimes ...
Fans looking for the Zac Brown Band of 2005 won't find it in "Jekyll + Hyde" - there's nothing but an aftertaste of the Georgia group's chicken-fried origins. That might be why the album's name is so appropriate. Fans have gotten to know the country-folk band, but a deviant creeps in on all 16 tracks of its fourth album. And, like the classic story, Hyde stands out as more interesting.
It hits hard, too. The opener, "Beautiful Drug," has an electric-pop ...