Marty Stuart Concert Review

This appeared on a Blog - June 9, 2009

Marty Stuart is a true legend in the country music industry. As a teenager, he toured with artists such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and, the king of blue grass, Lester Flatt. Stuart played a rare show in San Francisco at the intimate Great American Music Hall. The same place he'd last played over thirty years ago. Although the country music format may have changed dramatically in the last few decades, Stuart has not. He was joined on stage by his band, The Fabulous Superlatives, and gave the audience what they wanted, 90 minutes of true country music.

When Marty Stuart walked on to the small stage the mood inside the venue changed dramatically. The audience was immediately on it's feet and Stuart launched right into the music. Stuart, who is a staple at the Grand Ole Opry, performed, new material as well as classic songs. Performances of both "Tempted, " and the opening song, a Johnny Cash cover, "Orange Blossom Special," were both memorable.

Stuart who donned all black stood out, fronting his band that were in pure white. The front man had no problem letting his band take some of the spotlight away from him though. The Fabulous Superlatives took over during "Walk Like That," reducing Stuart to a backup singer. Stuart intertwined stories from his past in between songs. From being on the road with Cash and in writing sessions with Merle Haggard, Stuart certainly has a lot to talk about. It was truly a great night, fans both young an old packed the venue and witnessed an up and coming act as well as a legendary artist.

By Tyler Sobie

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