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The “Kid” is Rockin’ and Skynyrd is Hoppin’


Photos by Matt Morrow

Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd pack the house performing to another sold out crowd in the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek last Friday, July 24.

The Rock and Rebels Tour (I say it “Rockin’ Rebels”) started out hot with Black Stone Cherry. And it just got hotter when Lynyrd Skynyrd to stage, and even hotter when Kid Rock brought the house down.


Southern rockers Black Stone Cherry performed six songs with artful precision including “Things My Father Said,” from their second album “Folklore & Superstition,” BSC launched a uniquely touching way for fans around the world to celebrate their own fathers. The band calls on fans to submit photos of their dads for the song’s video, and is now expanding the concept.




With this widget promotion, fans can upload up to four of their own photos and add a personalized greeting before sending the video digitally to their loved ones.


Legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd pumped up the crowd with an astonishing sing along fest, ripping through hit after hit for ninety minutes it’s no wonder this classic southern rock band is tops in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Opening with “Skynyrd Nation” and crisply going into “Saturday Night Special” the band served tasty southern treats that satisfied your appetite and paid tearful homage to band members who have passed. To leave no audience begging for more LS presented a sweet course of “Freebird” lasting 15 minutes with solos paralleling it’s album cut.



And it can’t get hotter than when Kid started Rockin’.

IMG_3614Kid Rock is a hot entertainer.  The Kid believes in the power of music and shares his eclectic selections with his audience creating his own unique niche.  You came for rap, your gonna hear a little country mixed with rock and soul and be satisfied with every lick. Working the stage and the crowd Kid Rock engages all parts of the audience and will perform on a variety of instruments.  My favorite transition, Kid Rock on piano for “Pain Train” brings the song to a slow end as the light fades to blackness. With only a breath of pause a mechanical voice buzzes out one word, “Cowboy“, and the Kid was rockin’ and boppin’ all night long.

The maximum capacity crowd was happily standing, cheering, and singing for all three bands and Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek provided a great music experience from sound quality to traffic control.







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