Blackberry Smoke at Froggy Field Party – photo by Amy Poche
When it comes to entertainment, there could not be a better pair than the WFKY Froggy Field Party and the band Blackberry Smoke. Saturday evening proved to be filled with musical entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Despite the humidity, over 1,700 fans showed up to rock the night away.
Prior to Blackberry Smoke taking the stage, Korey Wayne Sorg, Jordan Bales, and Donald Hinely took part of the Songwriters Stage, showcasing their musical and songwriting abilities. Nashville recording artist, David Adam Byrnes, joined in to play some of his hit songs including “Alcoholiday,” “Sweet Distraction,” “She Only Wanted Flowers,” and “I’ll Be Your Whiskey.” On the main stage, Eddie Barber warmed up the crowd mixing original songs as well as cover songs throughout his set list.
Blackberry Smoke came out with a bang, opening with “Leave a Scar.” Kicking it into high gear, the band played a mixture of their hit songs from their current album “The Whippoorwill,” as well as previous albums. The crowd kicked up the momentum by singing along to the music while dancing to “Up In Smoke,” “Good One Coming On,” and “Like I Am.” The band would mix in “Midnight Rider” with “Sleeping Dogs Lie,” much to the excitement of the fans. Charlie Starr would show off his groovy dance skills along with mastering the guitar.
Being in Kentucky, it was only fitting for the band to cover “Man of Constant Sorrow,” which was originally recorded by Dick Burnett of Monticello, Ky. The 90 minute set would conclude with an encore of “Ophelia” and “Shake Your Magnolia.”
After the last note was played, fans were left with a real appreciation of good music. With each Froggy Field Party, the radio station raises the bar in pure fun and entertainment for the whole family.
Blackberry Smoke Set List Leave a Scar Like I Am I’d Be Lyin Lucky Seven Six Ways to Sunday Good One Coming On Pretty Little Lie Sleepin Dogs Lie Restless Everybody Knows She’s Mine Up In Smoke Ain’t Got the Blues Ain’t Much Left of Me One Horse Town Man of Constant Sorrow Ophelia Shake Your Magnolia
Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians. Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award Recipients. In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky. She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more. Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.