Show Review: 642

All I can say is wow, what a night. The crowd was definately anticipating the show as Social D only makes it to Nashville about once every 10 years and this was Social D’s first appearance at the legendary Ryman Auditorium.(If you don’t know look it up.) I suspected it would be a special show and man was it. The place was packed. People came in their 50’s pin up dresses, mechanic shirts, rolled up blue jeans, slicked back hair as well as 80’s punk clothes. Chuck Ragan and the Sharks were fun opening acts. I was surprised how big Chuck’s voice was. Loved the fiddle and the stand up bass. Social D hit the stage and the place went wild. Several times Mike mentioned what an honor it was to play the same stage as Hank Williams, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash etc… They played several songs from Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. Road Zombie, California (Hustle and Flow), Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown, Machine Gun Blues, Bakersfield and a scorching encore version of Can’t Take It With You. Most of the rest of the show was pretty much the greatest set list a 20 year fan of Social D could ask for. I can’t remember the exact order but here’s at least some of the songs they did. Bad Luck, King of Fools, Ball and Chain, Don’t Drag Me Down, Six More Miles, Mommy’s Little Monster, So Far Away, Prison Bound, Reach For The Sky, and of course closed with Ring Of Fire. All and all a really great show. This was my third time seeing Social D. All three shows have been great, but, this one blew the other two away. Great show, great night, and an evening everyone there will remember for a long time.