Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Roger Creager & Cory Morrow @ Joe's

Everyone at Joe's bar in Chicago on May first went "Texas time travelin" with Roger and Cory. After Ashley Ray's acoustic set Roger Creager was enthusiastically greeted by the crowd ready to party on a Friday night with the good timing songs about love, women and beer. Roger played songs from his latest release "Here It Is" including his current single "Good Day for Sunsets" and songs from his past albums which are crowd favorites like "The Everclear Song" and "Love" as well as one of my personal favorites "Late Night Case of the Blues" Roger has a great band that has been with him for quite a while now especially Matt Madearis on the drums, Alan Huff on keyboards and accordian and Stormy Cooper on Bass, creating a tight rhythm section that can play a rich sounding ballad or a rowdy TexMex two stepper.
Cory Morrow who is now a veteran of the Texas music scene along with the likes of Pat Green and Jack Ingram took the stage next. Standing barefoot on a rug he seems to always use on stage, Cory performed songs from his latest release "Vagrants & Kings" which is his ninth Cd to date including "He Carries Me" and "When its all said and Done" which is a lesson in Texas music, naming song titles at a speed like Johnny Cash's "Ive Been Everywhere" and using that line also. Cory also played some old crowd favorites like "big City Stripper" and "21 Days" Roger came back out to share the stage with Cory for the last three or four songs, even borrowing someones camera to compose a shot of both of them hamming it up on stage. I can imagine the pranks that go on behind the scenes and on the bus between the two of them. If you chose not to attend this show all i can say is that you were "Having Fun All Wrong".

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