Brothers Osborne Rock The “Small But Mighty Crowd” at Kegs Canalside

As Brothers Osborne performed at Kegs Canalside in Jordan, NY, the enthusiasm from the audience was just as loud and approving as their previous weekends audience at The Stagecoach Festival.  Okay, maybe not as loud, but every bit as approving.

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Saturday’s show featured the farewell performance from Sammy Award winner Briana Jessie as she sang her heart out before leaving to chase her dreams in Nashville.  This little spitfire will do well down there with her amazing talent and driven personality, it won’t be long before you hear her name everywhere. wishes you well and can’t wait to cover a show for you on tour one day!!!

Brianna Jessie - Kegs Canalside
Brianna Jessie – Kegs Canalside

Another Syracuse native, Mick Fury, made his way home to Syracuse from Nashville as well for a one night performance opening for The Brothers Osborne.  I was super psyched as this would be the first time I had the opportunity to see Mick’s live show, and he did not disappoint.  Singing originals and some covers, Mick got the crowd a rocking, leaving them primed for The Brothers Osborne to take over.  It never ceases to amaze me just how much talent we have here locally that eventually find their way to the big times.  Can’t wait to say, I knew these two when.

Mick Fury - Kegs Canalside
Mick Fury – Kegs Canalside

I was happily anticipating this set as this would be the first time I really got to watch them play. I had covered them once before at a show but while working so I didn’t really get to sit and take it all in. As John and TJ Osborne took the stage, I loved them before they even began playing. Their stage setup included some cozy relaxing wall hangings, incense burning, macramé hangings, and everything groovy you could imagine making the set the most relaxing atmosphere. Then they began playing. TJ’s voice was low, and mellow, and just as smooth and throaty as can be while John’s playing took me away to another realm all together. John is literally one of the best guitar players I’ve ever heard…amazing. Surrounding themselves with an amazing band, with Rochester native Pete Sternberg on bass, Adam Box on drums, and utility player and newcomer Jason Graumlich, the set was chocked full of amazing originals, outstanding covers and the night flew by before we knew it. Their laid back easy ways made us feel like we were just hanging out jamming with them. At one point in the show John yells out, “You may be a small but you are a mighty crowd”. That was the truth. We may not have been the large masses they had previously played to the weekend before at The Stagecoach Festival, but we sure raised some hell, sang along, screamed and shouted, and partied along with them all night!!

I highly recommend taking in their show if they get anywhere remotely closeby. These guys are amazing. Definitely going places as there are true to their sound, their style, and their music.  Check out their latest single, “Stay A Little Longer” that is flying up the charts, and by all means purchase their album!!  You won’t be disappointed.

Setlist: Let’s Go, Shoot, Sippin, The Last One, La Grance, Pins, Stay, Whiskey, Lonely, Hey Good Lookin’, Down Home,
Runnin, Rum, Shape, Natural High, Rocky Mountain Way, American Dreamers, 21 Summer, You Wreck Me, Going Down

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