The greatest set list means one that goes according to plan. And then, there’s real life and its curve balls. Batter, batter, swing, baby!

Necessity is the mother of all invention. Sometimes, you go into a show knowing what you want to do, but things just don’t quite work out that way. It typically ends in disaster, but sometimes it can end in a positive way no one saw coming. And that, kids, is being a musician in a nutshell.

On the fabled stage of Realm in Toledo, Ohio, another show was held in their country artists series that just happened to be an intimate setting for fans.

First up on the bill was Kaylyn Pace. The young songstress is moving to Nashville to pursue her career in country music and already has shows lined up for her to hit the ground running. Look for her to have some big things planned in the next few months. We, at National Country Review, were glad to get a few photos before the next big thing hits a little farther south of the compound.

Next up were the Toledo, Ohio country duo, Angel and Josh, with their band Angel Edwards (vocals), Josh McAfee (bass), AJ Reynolds (guitar), and Kelsey Borkowski (drums). The soul from both her vocals and his bass play make for a tightly woven team.

If you are a drummer, their current skins guy is moving and they are shopping for a replacement. Talk to the band and let them know we sent you.

And finally, the closer for the show was none other than Megan Rüger. You might remember her from Blake Shelton’s team on The Voice season 6.

The Wisconsin girl at heart, now in Music City, showed her vocal and musical range on stage. Playing covers and originals gave everyone in the crowd reason to hoot, holler, and sing along. She showed the audience high energy and some pretty funky dance moves.

And, as a tip of the hat to her openers, she brought everyone up in a few different waves to play and sing with her. It was great fun for the crowd and artists alike.

She plays, she sings, and she rocks out with a tad bit of country. Make sure to see her if she’s in your neck of the woods. She might even sing from the bar if she’s frisky.

After you get done looking at the photo evidence of the show, head over to our Facebook and rustle up a ‘Like’ to stay up with all of your country music favorites. Or, sing us your best 144 at our Twitter and let us hear you loud and clear.

Megan Rüger
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Angel and Josh
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Kaylyn Pace
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Realm
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About The Author

After getting the photo bug in the far, past days of black and white film, Erich continued to develop his eye for photography which lead to stops in the sporting, art, wedding, and eventually concert music worlds. Now, doing more writing for National Rock Review, he has entered into the journey of getting to know the artists and the industry, not just the faces on the other side of the lens.