As the summer concert season comes to a close at the St. Joseph’s Amphitheater at Lakeview things were still heating up as the Rock and Roll Cowboy Tour 2022 pulled into town to give the Syracuse area country fans one hell of a show.
Jason Aldean’s Rock and Roll Cowboy tour made a stop in Syracuse on Sept. 15 featuring a couple of his friends, Travis Tritt and John Morgan.
Opening the show was the North Carolina-born John Morgan. You might say he’s the new guy but he plays like a seasoned veteran. He was first featured in the music competition show “American Song Contest” catching the attention of such notable hosts as Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson and also writing songs for Jason Aldean. This reviewer was unfamiliar with Morgan and his band but really enjoyed their performance, his down-to-earth grit, and the honesty in his music. Some of the song highlights were “Good with Goodbye” and “Coldest Beer in Town.” Definitely worth checking out if you get the opportunity.
When it comes to country icons or even legends, a lot of names come to mind, including Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and a plethora of others but what about Travis Tritt? Travis Tritt who has been performing and touring the world over for nearly 33 years was up next on this incredible show. Tritt put forth a great set of both country and rock and roll and did not disappoint. From the moment he and his band came onto the stage Tritt and company had the crowd singing, dancing, and just plain old having a great time. And who can complain with such songs as “Put Some Drive in Your Country,” “Smoke in a Bar,” and one I always liked “Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares).” A great set with lots of energy.
After a brief change with a DJ playing music between all the artists’ sets, it was time for the main event. It wasn’t long before Jason Aldean stormed out to the stage and didn’t waste any time giving the fans what they had been waiting for. Starting right with “Lights Come On,” the crowd was on their feet singing, dancing, and even being a little rowdy, pretty much what you would expect at a high-energy country show.
Jason Aldean and company played an impressive 20-plus song set with such notable songs as “Rearview Town,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” and “She’s Country.” Aldean and his band put on one hell of a show; not a bad way to end a good night of music.