Natalie Stovall And The Drive traveled to Lansing, Michigan, on Saturday night, to help break ground.
For their first time in Lansing and the Whiskey Barrel Saloon,Â Natalie Stovall And The Drive,Â came to establish and build a friendly fan base. Only playing in the state of Michigan just a few times in the past, and the first time since early last summer, it was time to return and entertain anÂ eagerly waiting crowd.
With no opening support band, the house dj had stimulated the crowd by playing dance music to kick the night into gear. Two steppersÂ and line dancers filled the dance floor to occupy their time until the start of live music.
Finally, the lights dimmed and it was time for what everyone had come for. When the lights slowly rose, the crowd erupted with their approval as Natalie and her band started their first song. Sporting a fiddle and bow, Â Natalie immediately jumped right into a musical showcase with a jam session with her band. Equipped with lighted platforms on both sides of the stage, each member of the band, with the exception of their drummer, took turns standing on the platforms throughout the evening. Although, everyone had come to see the talents of the fiddle-playing Natalie, she did not hesitate to take a step back or slide to the side, allowing her band to show their musical abilities also.
For those who were new to Natalie Stovall And The Drive, they were constantly in suspense, never knowing what to expect next. Â The set list for the night had been constructed of a mixture of rock medleys including songs by Aerosmith, AC/DC, Beyonce, Scorpions, Black SabbathÂ and Michael Jackson, her favorite song of all time, Reba’sÂ “Fancy,”Â to their own original music. Â Promoting their self-titled, six-song EP to their recently released CD single,”Mason Jar,” to even a new song, “We Are,” that will soon be taken into the studio to be recorded. The show concluded with Natalie performing her own version ofÂ “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.”
At the end of the performance, Natalie Stovall And The Drive took to the back of the club to visit with those who waited in line for a chance to meet them. Â The night had proven a success, as there were no goodbyes, only comments of, “See you again soon.”