Joshua Scott Jones made a stop in Lansing on Saturday night, to bring his own healing.
For his visit to the Whiskey Barrel Saloon, Joshua Scott Jones,Â shared his emotions with the crowd as he promoted his latest EP,Â The Healing.Â Along with Jones, local openersÂ Bear Creek BrothersÂ also performed on stage.
The Bear Creek Brothers, also known as BCB, came prepared to fire up the crowd. Consisting of a group of young men who have been playing together for only a year, they have gained a large fan following in just a short time. With an abundant amount of family and friends in the crowd, BCB was ready to bring it.Â Their set list was prepared for a dance crowd, and the dance floor was full all throughout their hour-long set.Â With a song mixture of old and new, covers and originals, these boys are quickly gaining popularity with the crowds and becoming a promoter’s dream.
The once, one-half of the country duo Steel Magnolia and winner of the second season of CMT’s Can You Duet, Joshua Scott Jones has had his share of ups and downs. Â As his career was starting to launch, he admitted himself to a rehabilitation hospital for drug and alcohol addictions.Â Upon his release from the hospital, he lost his fiance and his career.Â Being clean and sober, he took on a new outlook on life and started songwriting again.Â The Healing is the product of his life changing experiences and emotions.
Jones, with a guitar slung over his shoulder, took the stage with just a percussionist and himself.Â With aÂ twangy voice, heÂ started his night with “Keep On Loving You” from his former days of Steel Magnolia. As the show continued on, Joshua broke into some originals from his The Healing album, showing many sides of his emotions. Songs such as “Tennessee Blue,” which is a happy summertime jam to changing direction of his emotions with “Rearview” that talks about leaving the past in the past.
Along with his own originals, the show included song medleys from some of his favorite songs and artists, including “Two Of A Kind, Working On A Full House,” “Pink Cadillac,” and “As Fast As You.” Jones also slowed it down with his own version of his most favorite song, “When You Say Nothing At All,” which also appeared to be a crowd favorite.Â The show concluded on a high note with another fun song, “Honky Tonkin’.”
At the end of the evening, everyone went home feeling better about themselves, from The Healing.