October 15, 2009

Live Review: Big 10-4, The James Boyd Band, Christian Wilson

The James Boyd Band

Orlando, FL // Oct. 3, 2009

Christian Wilson started off the evening with a solo acoustic set, which began the massive audience singalong that would continue through the night. His set included “Paper Planes,” “Hello My Friend” and “Stuck In My Head.” He closed his set with a
new song, “Lover,” which he said was written for his soon-to-arrive twins about things he wants them to know.

Next up was the James Boyd Band, playing an acoustic set with James Boyd on vocals, Billy Jones on a cajone and Eric Fay and Ben O’Rear on acoustic guitars. Boyd’s powerful vocals shine in any setting and this night was no exception. Most of the songs
from their set came from their newly released self-titled CD, including “I Think About You,” “Endless Light” and “Something To Live For.” Dan Verduin (Big 10-4) joined them onstage for their last two songs, “The Best I Ever Had” and “You’re My Everything.”

Before Big 10-4 took the stage, Christian Wilson and James Boyd joined Dan Verduin onstage to sing “Hanging Around,” in a terrific example of how the Orlando music community bands together in support of each other.

Big 10-4

The crowd roared as Big 10-4 took the stage and started right in on “Irony Is Thick.” The band, Dan Verduin (vocals, guitar, piano), Matt Verduin (guitar), Matthew Reed (guitar), Jacob Morton (bass), and Rob Columbus (drums) included many songs from an earlier record, Testing The Atmosphere, as well as several songs from their most recent release, Magazines & Movie Screens, including “Let Me Know,” “Flipside” and “Good Girl.” For the last song of the regular set they were joined onstage by Christian Wilson, James Boyd, Eric Fay and a few others on “We’ve Been Here.”

Review and photos by Kat Coffin


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