Montgomery Gentry Serves Up Wild Honky Tonk Ride
|This appeared in The Star Press on February 29, 2004|
Local band Flynnville Train did our town proud by opening the show with a fine set of hard-driving country/rock tunes.
Country vet Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives followed with a fantastic set of old school flavor. Stuart - and I know all the Montgomery Gentry fans are going to hate this - turned in a better set musically than the dynamic duo. Stuart is a top-notch guitar player (even better mandolin player) who plays traditional country music nothing that sounds even remotely pop. And that's a good thing.
His three-piece band -- decked out in stylish matching suits -- was hot note after note (and included a former Muncie resident). One of the highlights was hearing Stuart talk about his "best friend" Johnny Cash (Stuart was his longtime guitarist) before playing a song in his honor.
There's no doubt that when it comes to Stuart's set - as Stuart will tell you in one of his songs - that's country.
And if you asked anyone at this show if they had a good time, they would probably answer with the line from that Montgomery Gentry tune:
By Michelle Kinsey
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