Wednesday, January 16, 2013
@ 12th & Porter in Nashville, TN
(Written By: Jeffrey Kurtis/Photos By: Dennis Hoy)
When it comes to country music today there are plenty of good artist’s that get overlooked by the mainstream and/or the major record label side of the industry.
However for Brinn Black, if anyone overlooks her, then they are going to be swiftly kicking themselves for letting what just might be country music’s next big female artist slip away. There is something to be said for being a good artist and something to be said for being a great one and Black falls into the latter category.
In front of a very solid, midweek crowd at Nashville hotspot 12th and Porter, Brinn Black brought a little bit of everything to the stage in her blistering 6-song, half hour performance and left the crowd wanting more.
With a smile on her face she took to the microphone center stage, thanked everyone for coming out, and asked the simple question of, “Does everyone have a drink in their hand tonight, cause we are ready to do this!” as she and her band blasted into their set with their version of the Sean McConnell song “Lie Baby Lie.”
Throughout the opening song Black made her presence felt as she strutted across the stage with a sass wrapped within her body language setting the tone for the night.
Diving into her set with “Crushin’” allowed her to continue to let her incredible stage presence and crowd interaction take over as she bounced around the stage only stopping to swing her hips side to side and to encourage the crowd to sing-a-long with the “whoa’s” of the catchy, summer time tune.
She smartly used the middle part of her set, after first pulling the crowd into it, to introduce a brand new song, “Hey Love,” which allowed the vocals to take center stage from the get go as they gripped the audience and quickly had them singing along with the incredible harmonies that Brinn and her band presented.
She also used the middle part of her set as the only slow down moment of it when she gave the crowd with what she herself described as one of her personal favorites that she is really proud of since it is about her hometown and going back there when she played “Almost 17.”
Rolling into the last portion of her set allowed Black to kick it back up a notch as she played “Hey Jesus,” a song that she described as a little bit funky while encouraging the crowd to dance with her before closing out with “Young and Crazy.”
Throughout the performance Brinn Black did absolutely everything right.
Her set flowed perfectly with all the right songs at the right times, her on stage energy was incredible and grabbed the crowd from the get go, her interaction with the crowd was top-notch as she brought them into the songs often, and her overall performance was designed in a way that a country music star’s set should be and Brinn Black is well on her way to being one of the brightest new stars in country music if this performance was any indication of what’s to come.