By: Derek Jung
The neo-outlaw country and anti-Nashville establishment movement continues to grow at a monumental pace. Amongst main players like Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell are musicians like Margo Price who are only in the early chapters of their rise. Margo's debut album, Midwest Farmer's Daughter was one of my favorite albums of 2016, and I was very excited to hear the material live. The Third Man Records artist made a stop in Cincinnati on the night of the Acacdemy of Country Music Awards, one of the most establishment country music awards of the year. With that as the backdrop for her show, she showed why her brand of country music is the real deal.
I was immediately struck not only by Margo's stage presence, resembling country legends Tammy Wynette or Loretta Lynn, the latter of which she confessed to have worked with the day before recording some new material, but also the talent of her backing band, The Pricetags, who brought each song to the next level with ease.
In typical country music fashion, Margo treated the crowd to a nice selection of covers, including "Me and Bobby McGee" by Kris Kristofferson and a cover from her former band Buffalo Clover. She also performed two new songs that will be on her upcoming album, including my favorite "It's Ain't Drunk Driving If You're Riding a Horse".
During the show, she thanked us for coming instead of watching the ACMs, adding that "[we] made the right choice".
Yes, we did.
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