Jared Weeks brought new music to Marshall on Friday night, along with his special guests, Sierra Shame.
After nine years of being the frontman of the rock band, Saving Abel, co-founderÂ Jared WeeksÂ has moved to Nashville to kick start a new solo career in country music. Â From 2004 to 2013, Jared had a multi award winning career with Saving Abel, then in 2014 he filled in as the lead singer for another rock band Hinder, when their singer admitted himself into rehab. Â Now in 2015, he is focusing on his solo country debut by hitting the road introducing his new country sound to fans of old and making new ones along the way.
His music is still in the making due to a busy touring and studio schedule. Â As the album is being made, he continues to write songs for it instead of just settling for what he already has. Â Until his album is completed and released, you can hear his new music, as it is finished by catching a show when he comes to a venue nearby.
On this night, he broke the show up into two 45 minute sets, with the first being country, while the second set was designated for his rock music past with Saving Abel and Hinder.
Jared opened the night’s show with an original of his own writing, “Hello To Goodbye.” Â His first set consisted of cover songs from friends like Sam Hunt, Luke Bryan and Tyler Farr. Â He finished up the first segment with his own debut country single, “Just The Girl.”
After a short break, Jared rocked it out through a second set of familiar songs from his days of past. Â Highlights included “18 Days,” and the crowd’s favorite, “Addicted” from Saving Abel, along with “Better Than Me” from Hinder.
At the end of this evening, Jared Weeks, successfully left the stage with the crowd wanting more than he could give them. Â Just another reason to want to come back and visit again, hoping to bring a new album upon his return.
Local support for the night came from Sierra Shame,Â from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Â This foursome brings with them a mixture of new countryÂ and classic rock. Â Their set list contained songs ranging from Joan Jett to Marshall Tucker Band to Bon Jovi with a country mix of Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley.