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LIVE: COLT FORD – November 18, 2022

| 23 November 2022 | Reply

Venue: The Stockyard

City: Holiday, FL

Dates: November 18, 2022

Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (

There are performers I will see every time they come through town no matter where I am and Colt Ford is one of those performers.  Ford and his band work hard traversing the country to get in front of as many fans – new and old – as they can year after year.  There are hits, fan favorites, deep cuts, and always a kick ass cover or two ibn the set so even for the few in the crowd that don’t proclaim they are fans, there will be something they know and most likely get into.  Colt has cultivated a setlist for his current run that swirls together tracks from throughout his career and that covers most of his catalog.  Kicking the show off with the pairing of “Answer to No One” and “Mr. Goodtime,” we are all off and running with a killer Country music soundtrack to guide us for the remainder of the evening.  Fiddle / guitar / banjo player and backup vocalist Justin David flanks Colt on the right with a smile on his face from first note until the last of the evening.  There are anecdotes, introductions, and plenty of banter to engage the crowd as the band transitions from song to song.  After a funk-filled rendition of “Dirty Side,” we are all given insight to the backdrop for the songs “No Trash In My Trailer” and “Chicken and Biscuits.”  Drummer Tim Haines keeps things locked in and on tempo from behind his kit as Colt guides us through his newest track “Keys To The Country.”  Never one to shy away from his love for Veterans and First Responders, Ford and crew launched into “Workin’ On.”  Guitarist Dylan Maloney rips through song after song with precision from behind his six-string helping guide the tracks stage left.  After a couple more Ford favorites, bassist Nick Velordi joins Colt on the mic treating the crowd to a cool version of “Hood.”  As we work toward the end of the set and show, Colt and his band take us for a ride with the sonic tandem of “Drivin’ Around Song” and “Country As Truck” and I can’t tell who knows the words better… the band or the crowd.  After “It’s All,” Ford and crew leave the stage for a few moments letting the crew stew and prepare for an encore that in my opinion is one of the best he has ever done (and I dug the hell out of his cover of Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” last tour).  Colt put his southern stamp on Linkin Park’s “In the End” and I still cannot believe how effing cool it was.  I was as pumped as the band and packed crowd as the song ebbed and flowed from verse to chorus to rap and back again.  A twister medley of “Satch Boogie,” “Washed In The Mud,” “Cold Beer,” “Waffle House,” and a cover of “Can’t You See” brought us all to the finish line as Colt aptly closed the show with arguably the biggest track he has has a hand in when he introduced “Dirt Road Anthem” and sent us all into the Florida air on a Friday night awaiting his next visit to the area.  I don’t care what genre you listen to, these guys are the real deal and are sure to please most everyone within earshot… be sure to grab your tickets when they roll through your town.

SETLIST: Answer to No One – Mr. Goodtime – In America – Ride Through the Country – Crank It Up – Dirty Side – No Trash In My Trailer – Chicken and Biscuits – Keys To The Country – Workin’ On – My Town – Slow Ride – Hood – Drivin’ Around Song – Country As Truck – It’s All – In the End – Satch Boogie / Washed In The Mud / Cold Beer / Waffle House / Can’t You See – 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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