Posted by: Amy | September 25, 2010

Brantley Gilbert Photos – August 19 & September 16

I haven’t had a chance to post reviews/pictures from the last few shows that I’ve seen, but I’m trying to get caught up. Here are pictures from Brantley Gilbert’s shows at The Den in Carrollton, GA on August 19 and Broad Street Station in Rome, GA on September 16.

Carrollton

The Carrollton show was the first BG show that I had seen since Jason Aldean released his version of Brantley’s “My Kinda Party.” If you’ve been checking out Brantley’s Facebook page, you may know that some die-hard BG fans were rather upset that Jason recorded the song and many feel that Jason’s version does not compare to Brantley’s. I personally like both versions and I think that there is room for both versions. Brantley addressed the fans’ concerns and was extremely complimentary of Jason and Jason’s version of the song. He basically said that no matter which version you like better, you should be glad that Jason cut the song because Jason has and will continue to bring exposure to Brantley and allow Brantley to reach more fans. He asked every fan at the show to go to Jason’s website/Facebook/MySpace, etc and thank Jason for cutting the song. It was a totally classy move and just another reason why BG is one of my favorites.

I also learned at this show that there is a such thing as being too close to the stage. The stage was only about six inches higher than the floor and being on the front row meant that we were literally right in Brantley’s face. I didn’t take too many pictures because we were so close and the pictures that I took didn’t turn out too well.

Brantley rocking out with John Merlino
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This photo was taken with my camera by Lyn Sengupta, Brantley’s personal photographer
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Here’s the full set of photos from Carrollton.

Rome

After a nearly month-long concert hiatus imposed by a crazy schedule at work, I was ready to hear some good live music. Brantley and the band did not disappoint. It was another high energy BG show from start to finish. A new feature of the show is a great jam that showcases the band’s immense musical talent. They play spirited instrumental versions of a wide array of famous songs from “Folsom Prison Blues” to “Highway to Hell,” and everything in between. Brantley is off stage during this part of the show, but we could see him side stage marveling at the guys’ talent. It’s a really fun part of the show!

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John Merlino – Lead Guitar
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Jonathan Waggoner – Bass
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Ben Sims – Drums
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Jess Franklin – Rhythm Guitar
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This one was taken by BG
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See the entire album from Rome, GA.

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