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LIVE: COLT FORD – March 26, 2021

| 30 March 2021 | Reply

Photo credit: Todd Jolicoeur – Toddstar Photo

Venue: The Stockyard

City: Holiday, FL

Date: March 26, 2021

Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (

Photo credit: Todd Jolicoeur – Toddstar Photo

Slowly but surely, the world is allowing touring to resume, even if just for occasional shows here and there on the calendar.  A favorite of mine had a show scheduled near me and I did everything I could to not jinx the show and cause a cancellation.  Luck was on Holiday, FL’s side on a Friday night as Colt Ford’s bus rolled into town for a wall-to-wall and front-to-back capacity show.  The place filled up quickly as the time approached for Colt and his ban to take the stage and play all the hits and fan favorites and to entertain the crowd, as he always does.  With a full band behind him, he ripped through tracks from across his career and discography, offering up something for everyone.  If that wasn’t enough, he even tossed in a couple fun covers that kept the show flowing while keeping the energy up.  A lot of his tracks that feature other artists duetting with him also made it into tonight’s set with long-time fiddle player / guitarist Justin David singing along with Colt on tracks like “Back,” “My Truck,” and “High Life.”  Colt has never been shy about his appreciation of the military during his show, and as a Veteran myself, this does not go unnoticed.  His friend retired U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell has a great foundation and Colt put together a track and plays it at every show, and tonight was no different when he played “Workin’ On” and followed that up with a snippet of “America The Beautiful.”  There is a lot of fun and tongue=in-cheek moments in a Colt Ford show and that couldn’t have been more obvious than when he played a medley that had parts of “Washed In The Mud,” “Cold Beer,” and “Waffle House” tucked between a “Satch Boogie” intro and “Can’t You See” closing to the medley.  The hilarious “No Trash In My Trailer” and 2017’s “Time Flies” closed out the show.  Not one to leave his fans unsatisfied, Colt and crew took to the stage after a couple minute cool down and tossed an amazing cover of the Prince classic “Let’s Go Crazy” and paired it with Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Gimme Three Steps.”  The former was a great rock / funk / country fusion piece that held true to the original while Colt firmly placed his stamp on it.  After the one-two punch, he took us all out with his take on “Dirt Road Anthem,” a track he penned with Brantley Gilbert.  All in all, this was an amazing night filled with great music, fun energy and banter between Colt and the packed venue, and one more notch in the live show headboard for all of us.

Setlist: It’s All – Mr Goodtime – Answer To No One – High Life – Back – Crank It Up – We The People – My Truck – Drivin’ Around Song – Workin’ On – America the Beautiful – Ride Through the Country – Trouble – Slow Ride – Chicken and Biscuits – Satch Boogie / Washed In The Mud / Cold Beer / Waffle House / Can’t You See – No Trash in My Trailer – Time Flies – Let’s Go Crazy – Gimme Three Steps – Dirt Road Anthem







Category: Live Reviews, Photo Galleries

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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