Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen Rock Banita Creek Hall in Nacogdoches [PICTURES]
Last night, Nacogdoches was lucky enough to witness a rarity in the world of Texas country music – Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen, together on stage at Banita Creek Hall, acoustic and swapping songs.
Rogers kicked off the show with ‘Interstate,’ setting a vibe for a set filled with love songs both happy and sad. Couples swayed and the ladies threw their hands in the air.
The crooners played on a set built to look like an average living room – a small TV in the center of the stage played a 1992 movie called ‘Pure Country’ starring George Strait. Appropriately, Bowen played an awesome – and crowd-assisted – version of Strait’s classic ‘Amarillo By Morning.’
Another highlight was Rogers’ acoustic take on ‘Trouble Knows My Name,’ his storytelling song about getting into sticky situations which, on Rogers’ record ‘Trouble,’ features a verse sung by Willie Nelson. Last night’s version featured a playful jab at Bowen:
“And I won’t say what we did but one of us went too far,” Rogers sang. “Got picked up by the police after we all left the bar/ That next morning we looked everywhere/ Bout the time we hit the stage he’d barely posted bail.”
“He being Wade,” Rogers added.
The show was part of Rogers’ and Bowen’s seventh run of their “Hold My Beer and Watch This” tour, which brings them to small cities throughout Texas, as well as New Mexico and Arkansas. (This isn’t the first time the duo has brought their tour to Banita, either.) If you missed ‘em last night, you can still catch ‘em throughout this summer.
Check out more pictures from the awesome set below.