The recently announced CMA Awards “Vocal Duo Of The Year” nominee LOCASH returns to SE Michigan to perform at the Emerald Theatre in Mount Clemens.
On Thursaday evening the historic theatre in Mount Clemens fills with county music fans as the singing/songwriting duo LOCASH pays a visit.
LOCASH is the country pop duo made up of vocalists Preston Brust and Chris Lucus. Signed to Reviver Records, they have released one studio album with them, The Fighters, in June of 2016.
Performing songs from The Fighters album, “Ain’t Startin’ Tonight” opens the show before adding “All Day” and “Drunk Drunk” to the show.
Earlier in the day before the show, Chris and Preston spent time with Detroit’s own Ford Motor Company filming a commercial for their truck line. Fitting as they are co-songwriters to Tim McGraw’s 2013 hit single “Truck Yeah.”
Chris and Preston received their first #1 single as songwriters with Keith Urban’s 2011 hit “You Gonna Fly.”
Announcing to the crowd of their first time being nominated for a CMA Award for Vocal Duo Of The Year, LOCASH thanks everyone in attendance for also making “I Know Somebody” their first #1 single as an artist.
Pushing their way towards a second #1, “Ring On Every Finger” is the current single that brought the crowd up and singing along.
As Chris and Preston introduce the band, the band goes into a jam session with the ZZ Top cover “Tush.” After introducing the keyboard player, Chris and Preston sing “Closer” by The Chainsmokers.
During the process of writing new songs for their next album, they have brought different songwriters out on the road with them to work on new music. On this leg of their tour, they have songwriter/music producer Matt Alderman with them. Calling Matt to the stage, they perform a new song “My Eyes Only” to the crowd’s approval.
As a tribute to the late Tom Petty, LOCASH honor him by performing his hit “I Won’t Back Down.”
Being appreciative for a great, high-energy crowd on a Thursday evening, Chris jokes of running for President Of The United States. Doing so, he claims that he will make Friday’s part of the weekend and make beer free on Saturdays. While the crowd cheers with delight, Chris and Preston show off their songwriting skills by piecing together a jingle to go with their “Free Beer” slogan.
Introducing their title track “The Fighters” from their current album, Chris adds that the song is for everyone in a uniform that keeps this country safe and free. He also adds that we “don’t fight each other, let’s fight together.”
Once again thanking the crowd for coming out to their shows and supporting them, LOCASH ends the set with their lead off single to their current album and crowd favorite, “I Love This Life.”
Upon returning to the stage for an encore, the band starts off with Alan Jackson’s “Chatahoochee” before adding a little “Dust On The Bottle.”
Preston next jumps up behind the drum kit and plays drums on Joe Diffie’s “Pickup Man” before tossing his drumsticks in the air and catching them to everyone’s amazement.
During the song “Friends In Low Places,” Preston leaps off stage and wanders through the crowd sharing selfies and his microphone with the fans. Working his way through the crowd to the first tier platform on the floor, Chris adds “Neon Moon” to the set.
With Detroit being rich in music history, LOCASH adds a compilation of Detroit hits including “Easy” by The Commodores, “Old Time Rock And Roll” by Bob Seger, “My Girl” by The Temptations and “End Of The Road” by Boys II Men.
The show ends with the crowd excitedly singing along to the ever popular song “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
For any LOCASH show, as quickly as the music begins, the show comes to a conclusion. With all the excitement that is shown and given by both the band and their fans, 90 minutes at a LOCASH show is never enough as it winds down faster than you realize. Just one reason why they are fan favorites and a nominee for “Duo Of The Year.”
Opening for LOCASH in Mount Clemens, is the patriotic artist from Macomb, MI., Joey Vee. Just as he does with all his shows, Joey starts his set by citing the “Pledge Of Allegience” before waving a large flag out over the crowd. Joey also performs his latest songs “California” and “The American Heart.”
Also added to the show is the talented local artist Audrey Ray. Audrey and her band perform some of their original songs including her current single “Back Road Memories.”
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Event Date: 26-OCT-2017