Orville Peck Stampede into Artpark

A night of country music at Artpark amphitheater, Orville Peck, accompanied by the Goldie Boutilier and The War And Treaty, graced the stage on July 1. Where everyone felt like an outlaw cowboy for the night.

Orville Peck
Orville Peck

Goldie Boutilier, a Canadian singer-songwriter, started the evening as one of the two opening acts for the night. Goldie has a unique sound blends country and a hint of Americana with alternative music. Although this may not seem like a good combination, Goldie can pull it off and stand out from the rest of the genre. She sang all her hits on her set, from Body Heat and The Actress to her most famous song, Cowboy Gangster Politician. From the moment she took the stage, She had the crowd on her side.

Goldie Boutilier

The second opener of the night was The War And Treaty, a husband-and-wife duo of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount. Michael and Tanya were so much fun to watch perform. Seeing them be silly with each other while performing was refreshing and cute. The duo brought so much soul into their set that you felt every lyric they sang. They performed Hey Driver, a Zach Bryan song that they are featured on. After these amazing openers, the crowd was ready for the main act.

Orville Peck took the stage as the sun set, bringing a contagious energy from when he appeared. He had a fantastic stage presence and kept the crowd entertained from start to finish. One thing that stood out was his gesture of giving roses to people in the crowd who caught his attention, whether it was for their outfits or for singing and dancing during the set. It was a friendly reminder that he was genuinely engaged with the crowd and noticed everything.

Orville Peck
The War And Treaty, Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount

Peck performed songs from his previous albums, Pony and Bronco, as well as his latest album Stampede. A highlight of his performance was covering “Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly Fond of Each Other,” a song he had previously recorded with Willie Nelson.

By the end of the night, I truly felt like an outlaw cowboy with the amount of country music I’d listened to. I’m not a huge country fan, but truthfully, by the end of the night, all three of these artists may have turned a new leaf for me. I’m starting to like country music just a little bit more than before.

Orville Peck setlist: Big Sky, Turn to Hate, Roses Are Falling, The Hurtin’ Kind, C’mon Baby, Cry, No Glory in the West, Hexie Mountains, How Far Will We Take It?, Conquer the Heart, Drive Me, Crazy, Blush, The Curse of the Blackened Eye, Lafayette, Any Turn, Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other (Willie Nelson cover), Outta Time, Kalahari Down, Dead of Night, Daytona Sand
Encore: Bronco

Orville Peck
Orville Peck

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