Posted by: Amy | March 21, 2010

March 19 – Miranda Lambert Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour, Atlanta, GA

The Miranda Lambert crowd was out early and in full force on Friday night for the second stop of Miranda’s Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour. Wild Bill’s was sold out and packed to the rafters with Miranda fans.

The show started with the Georgia-based band Deepstep playing a great set list of covers and a few original songs. By the end of their set, they had the crowd fired up and ready for Miranda. You can check out the band’s MySpace page here: Deepstep Band

Following a set change and an intro from KICKS 101.5’s Tug, Miranda’s band began playing the familiar opening bars of “Kerosene.” She continued the set with a good mix of singles and album cuts. Midway through the show, Miranda sat on a bar stool at the end of the bar’s short catwalk with her band close behind her to play an acoustic set. Miranda played covers of Emmylou Harris’ “Two More Bottles of Wine” and Merle Haggard’s “The Bottle Let Me Down.” She closed the acoustic portion with “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” The two previous times that I’ve seen Miranda play, she did not play it, which surprised me. One gaffe that she made was that she started the song with the second verse and sang the second verse again at its proper time.

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After Miranda wrapped the acoustic set, she cranked the show into high gear and really found her stride. The second half of the set included a cover of Rod Stewart’s “Stay with Me,” which has become a Miranda staple. She also covered “Travelin’ Band” originally performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Before “White Liar” Miranda thanked the fans for her first number one and even stopped singing at several points to let the crowd take over. She closed the show with a fiery performance of “Gunpowder and Lead” in which she pointed out her microphone stand that was made to look like a double barrel shotgun.

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For the encore, Miranda’s lead guitarist Alex Weeden sang Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally.” Miranda came out half way through the song and played the tambourine and danced until the song ended. Then she strutted around the stage interacting with fans as she finished the encore with a cover of Rick Derringer’s “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo.”

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Miranda is at the point in her career that she has a good catalog of hits and a large fan base that’s familiar with her album cuts. She was able to play a strong set that lasted well over ninety minutes. Her confidence visibly increased as the night progressed and she put on a great show.

Miranda’s Set List
• Kerosene
• Only Prettier
• Famous in a Small Town
• Dead Flowers
• Dry Town
• Heart Like Mine
• Guilty in Here
• Maintain the Pain

Acoustic
• Two More Bottles of Wine
• The Bottle Let Me Down
• Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

• New Strings
• Stay with We
• House that Built Me
• Sin for a Sin
• Travelin’ Band
• White Liar
• That’s the Way the World Goes ‘Round
• Gunpowder and Lead

Encore
• Long Tall Sally
• Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo

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See the full album here.

P.S. A HUGE thanks to my friends Christy and Chrissie who got to the venue early and hooked us up with great front row spots. You girls are awesome!!


Responses

  1. I don’t always comment, but I do always read your reviews .. and you ALWAYS do such an awesome job! Not to mention, you get some killer amazing pictures! Very, very well done. 🙂 Can’t wait to see you again!

  2. […] made my way down to the photo pit. Miranda’s set list was very similar to her set on the Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour. She put on a high energy show and had the crowd on its feet. Dierks Bentley closed out the […]


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