LIVE: LoCash @ Alive at Five, 7/28/16
Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
With only a five-percent chance of rain forecast just hours before last week’s Alive at Five concert, who knew that there would be a total cloudburst when Skeeter Creek took the mobile stage at Tricentennial Park for Country Night.
Fans that filled Broadway were literally soaked within minutes, but most simply didn’t seem to care. After all, the show was for free, and seeing two great bands, grabbing something to eat and drink and unwinding before the weekend is what it’s all about at Alive at Five.
Headliners LoCash – formerly LoCash Cowboys – have racked up seven hits on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, and the fans were out in force by the start of their fine set after the rain stopped.
Led by songwriter-vocalists Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, LoCash’s brand of country music is a mixed bag of country styles with a spattering of everything from rock to rap flawlessly blended in. It was all good and so singable with audience-friendly hooks galore, as the thousands of fans proved time and again with a near non-stop sing-a-long throughout the show.
The City of Albany’s Office of Special Events seems to have a nose for selecting their Country Night acts. They’re always on the brink of moving up to bigger venues in the very near future, whether it’s been Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Raelynn or Thompson Square, as it has in recent years.