MAKE HISTORY AT Y LIVE WITH THE ZAC BROWN BAND
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Meet Openers, Darrell Scott & Midland
Whether its’ rock, folk, country or blues, Darrell Scott, the 4-time Grammy nominated Nashville songwriter, has written hits all the way from Brad Paisley and the Dixie Chicks to Del McCoury, Sam Bush and Keb Mo; contributing songs to three of 2016’s best albums alone. ‘It’s not surprising that Scott wrote nine of the 14 songs on his own new album, “Couchville Sessions,” and less surprising that he wrote three songs with the like-minded Americana artist Hayes Carll on Carll’s magnificent new disc, “Lovers and Leavers,”’ in addition to “1000 Things” from Sarah Jarosz’s award winning “Build Me Up From Bones” album.
What’s more surprising is that Scott came off of a year and a half of touring in Robert Plant’s Band of Joy with a co-write on R&B star Anthony Hamilton’s new recording, “Save Me,” the opening track on “What I’m Feelin.” Over the past two years Darrell has produced, co-written and performed on three songs from Zac Brown’s latest project “Heavy Is the Head,” in addition to producing Jonathan Edwards latest and Malcolm Holcombe’s upcoming 2017 release, “Pretty Little Troubles.” But these partnerships all makes sense: Although they hail from different genres, these artists are master craftsmen at fitting words to notes.
With all the chest-thumping going on in Nashville today, where bluster and swagger have replaced heart and soul, you half expect some of country music’s male stars to be sporting bruises. Which is what makes Midland, a trio of friends based in Dripping Springs, Texas, so undeniably refreshing. Made up of singer Mark Wystrach, lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy, Midland is the embodiment of Seventies California country, all smooth Eagles harmonies and heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics. Lead single “Drinkin’ Problem” evokes Gary Stewart — one of Midland’s biggest inspirations, along with Merle Haggard — as Mark croons, “They call it a problem, I call it a solution / just sitting here with all my grand illusions.” Midland’s music is truly a sound decades in the making that’s just right for today. Watch their music video for the hit single, “Drinkin’ Problem” here.
About Y Live
Imagine the sounds of music’s biggest artists bellowing through the streets of Youngstown as 21,000 fans from Youngstown and the nation gather within our great city’s limits; every fan assembled with the sole purpose of enjoying what Youngstown, Ohio has to offer. Simply put, this will be the mission of the Youngstown Live Music Festival. Youngstown Live will provide the opportunity for our community to experience an extraordinary event unlike anything they have seen before.
Part celebration of our city’s renaissance, the annual Youngstown Live music festival will undoubtedly celebrate where the city is headed as major artists attract fans nationwide for an event that will be both transformative for our city and enormously impactful to the city we all call “home.”
Click HERE to learn how you can get tickets to this year’s concert at Youngstown State University’s Stambaugh Stadium.
Y Live Sponsors
Special thanks to Y Live’s sponsors: The Eastwood Mall, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, the DeBartolo Corporation, Huntington Bank, and Youngstown State University
About JAC Management
JAC Management provides a comprehensive plan to build the future of each facility it manages. Whether full arena management or consulting on specific areas of arena management is required, JAC offers a wide range of 15+ years’ experience in the concert and event industry. We strengthen ties to the local, regional, and national community by identifying and establishing strong relationships that will ultimately maximize economic development. While keeping the patron at the forefront of all decisions, JAC specializes in the advancement and development of industry standards and practices including: full arena/theater management, event and concert booking, food and beverage consulting, corporate sales and sponsorships, marketing/public relations, contract negotiations and more. JAC Management Group proudly manages the Covelli Centre and Packard Music Hall.
JAC Live, formerly Eric Ryan Productions, is a promoting and event producing company. We have produced/promoted some of the largest acts in the world, including Keith Urban, Barry Manilow, Bob Dylan, Brad Paisley, Def Leppard, Journey, Motley Crue, Lionel Richie and more!