The Trick Pony/Emerson Drive concert on May 3 was definitely high quality entertainment. Emerson Drive opened, performing several songs from their album and working the crowd with a few jokes.
However, the country group also performed their versions of both "Fishin' in the Dark" (originally by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) and "Devil Went Down to Georgia" (originally by the Charlie Daniels Band).
While everyone was very excited to hear Emerson Drive's "Fishin', " the crowd was nearly whipped into a frenzy when the two electric guitarists tore up the stage with Led Zepplin in the middle of "Devil Went Down to Georgia." The entire group really showcased their talents as singers and instrumentalists.
After Emerson's hour was up and everyone sat through an eternal half-hour intermission, Trick Pony hit the stage in full force. The threesome was flashy and thoroughly energized. The two guitarists even ran throughout the entire crowd (including the nose-bleed section) and gave out guitar picks and a hat.
Trick Pony played music from both their first CD and most recent release. The band also sang a song in honor of the late Waylon Jennings, with whom the group recorded shortly before he died. The hour and a half was well-played.
It's a sure bet that every single person at the Adam's Center that night left feeling great. Both groups were amazing and everyone got their money's worth.
Megan Wood is a senior at Frenchtown High School and one of the editors of the school's new newspaper, the Break.