Lauren Davidson Hosts Inaugural ‘Urban Country Jam’ In NYC
Others may think country music doesn’t have a home in NYC, but you walk into Urban Country Jam at the Cutting Room, and you realize you are clearly mistaken. Already packed and buzzing shortly after doors opening, everyone was ready to witness this lineup and enjoy a beautiful Saturday night in the city. Tommy Cole, who frequently collaborates with headliner Lauren Davidson, opened to an energized crowd with his acoustic guitar and the true gritty country we all love. Talking about dirt roads, swings under oak trees, and barefoot strolls, you instantly get immersed into the life outside of the city.
Annie Brobst followed, who we saw at Taste of Country last June. She’s got a little Miranda Lambert sound and has a way of making any song she sings tell her story. Sparkly booties in tow, “Little Girl Dreams” and “Still Water” followed with a folk-country vibe. She also played a rendition of “Whiskey Glasses” by Morgan Wallen that she made sound like her own.
Raquel & the Wildflowers were next, with Raquel in a cute sparkly dress and a ton of energy to fire up the crowd. They started with their single “Hot July (Summer Love)”. Amazing covers of “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” and “Superstition” grabbed anyone who didn’t happen to already be a country fan, and “Little White Church” by Little Big Town followed, a song that got everyone dancing.
Lauren Davidson, with a fringe leather jacket, finally graced the stage, and the fans went wild. We’ve been fans of and supported her since our inception here in the Big Apple and we were so proud to be in attendance for this event. She found me before the show and expressed her sincere gratitude for coming, and that kindness and joy was evident when she began.
Her mom was running merchandise, she said that none of this would have been possible without her father, and as a local NYC-based artist, it truly was a family affair. She played “Tear Down This House”, that with the true vocals and the beat, is a force to be reckoned with. She released a new single on Valentine’s Day, “Love Ain’t Fair”, which she played and was a hit with the crowd. Davidson’s got a lot of edge and rock in her sound that makes a huge statement and reflects the grit it takes to work in New York. She played some of Shania Twain’s hits, “That Don’t Impress Me Much”, and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” that had all the ladies dancing by the end of the night. New York City creates a true home for country music, and Davidson’s success, along with the rest of the artists, makes that evident. We can’t wait to welcome more to our country family.
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