A Word from Cheryl:

Thank you for visiting my Concert Review Blog. I have enjoyed attending, photographing and writing about a variety of concerts over the past several years. I hope that my reviews and photos have made you feel like you were right there with me.

At this time in my life I've taken a step back, looked at what’s truly important and have begun to prioritize my time, energy and resources.

I retired from nursing in 2012 and was then able to be with my aging father, who later passed away in June, 2013.

My family is growing dramatically! We now have eight grandchildren and I take every opportunity to be available to help when needed. I also make sure I carve out plenty of time for my husband so that he knows how important he is to me.

Because of this I don't attend many concerts anymore. I try to be selective in choosing a show and do my best to relax and enjoy the experience. I no longer stress about getting the perfect photo or remembering some occurrence so I can write about it.

If you want to view a collection of some of my favorite photos from the past several years you may find them here:
Cheryl's Pearls Photos - Concerts

Thanks again for visiting my site.

May God Bless,

Monday, September 6, 2010

Josh Turner at the Shenandoah County Fair


As Josh Turner sings in his song “All Over Me,” – “Well the weather man said it’s gonna be a hot one, heard it on the radio…” it was indeed blisteringly hot on Wednesday, September 1, at the Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock, VA where Josh brought his “Haywire” Tour.  Lots of folks were overcome by the 95+ degree heat (myself included) and I’d like to personally thank the Woodstock Fire and Rescue department for their prompt assistance.  All I can say is when it’s extremely hot and sunny outside be sure to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate if you’re gonna be out there in it!

Aside from the heat, the concert was most enjoyable.  Josh sang a mixture of old and new songs in that deep, rich baritone voice of his that sets him apart from anyone else.  Familiar songs like “Everything is Fine,”  “Firecracker,” “Would You Go With Me,” “Long Black Train,” “Me and God,” plus songs from his new album: “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “As Fast As I Could,” “I Wouldn’t Be A Man,” “Eye Candy,” “All Over Me,” “Haywire,” and “The Answer.”  It’s refreshing to hear an artist whose songs consistently reflect his convictions on family values, love and faith.

Josh introduced his wife, Jennifer, who plays keyboard with the band and is currently pregnant with their third son.  I noticed the two of them exchanging eye contact and smiling at each other during the concert.  It was sweet to see.

The crowd was very receptive to all the songs Josh played but it seemed to me that his spiritually based songs got the most enthusiastic response.  Josh was warmly embraced in this rural area and he appeared to be grateful for it as well as humbled by it when acknowledging the standing ovations, frequent cheers and applause.

Photos of Josh Turner at Sheandoah Co. Fair by CWalker

Published: Star Exponent

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