Grand Casino Hinckley, Hinkley, MN on May 17, 2003

In the Minnesota Wild with Marty & Travis

This was my 2nd Marty show of the year. How great to have him in our state twice in four months! Grand Casino Hinckley’s amphitheater was the location, as he opened for his “brother” Travis Tritt. The sun was about to set in central Minnesota, Johnny Cash was ringing out on the house speakers, and then he came out. He sang new songs from his forthcoming CD: “Too Much Month at the End of the Money”, “Farmer’s Blues”, and got down and dirty on the “Rock Island Line”. Travis came out, in street clothes, and sang “This One’s Gonna Hurt You” with him. Very Cool! The Fabulous Superlatives sang individually on a couple numbers, including Kenny Vaughan on “Country Music’s Got a Hold on Me”. Marty played hits like “Tempted”, “Burn Me Down”, and encored with “Hey Baby”. Kinda wished he would’ve sang some songs from “The Pilgrim”. But the highlight of the night was when the guys sang “I Walk the Line” and “Peace in the Valley” in tribute to the late, great June Carter Cash. Then he asked everyone to pray for Johnny, to give him strength; that he needed it now more than ever. Amen.

Oh yeah, then Travis came out, rocked the house. But my travels were made that day to see brother Marty. And he didn’t let the family down. None t’all…

Review and photos by Aaron Rother

Return To Concert Reviews Return To Home Page