My Kind of Country

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‘Til the sun shines, Heidi Newfield will

The sky was gray and threatening before Heidi Newfield took the B105 stage at Cincinnati’s annual Taste of Cincinnati festival last night.  And after several downpours earlier in the evening during opener Justin Moore’s set, the crowd was wet, but still excited and plenty rowdy when Newfield hit the stage just after 9 pm.

The blonde vixen ran through her repertoire, which consists mostly of songs from her debut album, with the ease of a diamond cutter on a deadline, letting her fun-loving personality shine through the clouds in the sky during ‘Cry Cry (Til The Sun Shines)’ and ‘Can’t Let Go’ – a number she infused with a whole lot of harmonica.

The only song in the set the crowd seemed to know was the hit ‘Johnny and June’ and they were singing along like it was their own.  Newfield rocked out on numbers like ‘Knocked Up’ and her current single, the autobiographical ‘What Am I Waiting For’, but showed her tender side on ‘Wreck You’, another solid track from the debut album.

There’s not much harmonica – if any – that I can remember on her debut album, but Heidi seemed to want to play the fire out of the instrument last night, even on her closing number.  I was a bit puzzled by her closing song, as she went with Trick Pony’s debut single ‘Pour Me’ – a definite crowd-pleaser.  For an artist trying to forge ahead on her own, I didn’t expect her to draw from the band’s songbook for her show, but this one seemed to work.  Newfield was in great voice, and kept the already dampened and tired crowd engaged and entertained during her 50 minute set.

Watch the music video for ‘Cry Cry (Til The Sun Shines) on CMT.

2 responses to “‘Til the sun shines, Heidi Newfield will

  1. Chris May 26, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I wish I had been able to go…

  2. Lanibug May 27, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Chris & JR – if you are interested in a really cheap show — on June 20th at Crew Stadium — Justin Moore, Heidi Newfield, Emerson Drive and Josh Turner for $10 for unreserved seats and $20 for reserved seats….

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