Riverbend Music Center
July 29, 2009
Shooter Jennings’ set at Warped Tour 2009 raised a few eyebrows inside Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 29.
The grandson of legendary country singer Waylon Jennings, Shooter began a sprawling set with the country rock vibe of "Gone to Carolina," linking a transfixing stage presence to the proceedings. "California via Tennessee" had one in anticipation of the singer’s new recording, set to be released in September.
Jennings’ rhythm guitar work was masterful as he closed his eyes and tore through "Steady at the Wheel" while the sun drenched crowd danced in front of the stage. Angelo Moore, aka Dr. Madd Vibe, the lead singer of Fishbone appeared onstage to blow some lead sax to the jazz fused rocker, "When the Radio Goes." Moore added a Theramin to his box of tricks, as the band launched into the defining and epic set closer, "Daddy’s Farm."
Jennings’ set proved to be the best at 2009’s version of the Warped Tour, and punk rock enthusiasts left the stage area with a newfound appreciation of his legacy and music.